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Lessons from Leith Anderson

Last month we were privileged to have Leith Anderson as our speaker at Pastors Teaching Conference.  Leith’s thirty-plus years as lead pastor of Wooddale Church, his fruitful track record, and his present perspective as evangelical statesman and worldwide observer...

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Facing distress?

Many times over the years, in times of challenge and difficulty, whether in ministry or my personal life, I have reached for these quotes from the book When God Interrupts: Finding New Life Through Unwanted Change. generic cialis from india buying From the first to...

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Am I a Good Christ?

Twice within a week’s time I was admonished to consider, “to what extent others might experience walking with Christ as they spend time with me?”  The first occasion was in reading Joni Eareckson Tada's latest book, Joni & Ken, An Untold Love Story.  In it, she...

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Counting that Helps

Everyone has things they count and keep track of.  Why?  We usually count so we can know how we are progressing in our plans and what we need to adjust to meet our goals.  In the church, is what we are counting truly helping the church reach her ministry goals? Or is...

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A Timely Word on Legalism

I once read a wise word about the human heart from a wise pastor (I think it was the old Anglican preacher, Charles Simeon).  He said that the human heart is incurably legal.  That is, we all have an insistent bent toward relating to God in a legal arrangement:     ...

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How is your heart?

How is your heart?  We don’t think about it much do we?  It usually takes a sickness or something not working right with our bodies before we even stop to consider our heart.   I have two friends who found out that their heart has an irregular heartbeat.   They have...

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