Author: David Dunham

Comfort the Grieving

I can honestly admit to having never read a book like Paul Tautges Comfort the Grieving. Manuals on how to shepherd people through the valley of the shadow of death are not exactly popular. In this short work, however, the author seeks to make such a topic accessible for pastors. Comforting the grieving is, he says, “a vital part of a shepherd’s calling” (14). This concise manual breathes life into what is an often overlooked area of ministry. The book is quite simple. It is broken down into two parts: (1) A ministry of Comfort, and (2) Preaching that...

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Sin and Biochemical Brokenness

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers understand what sin is, how serious sin is, and how great the grace of God, who offers redemption to sinners from sin and new life in Christ. Today David Dunham opens our series on sin with a look at sin and biochecmical brokenness. ************************************************** “Who sinned?” It was a harmless question on the part of the disciples, but it assumed a great deal about the physical ailments of the man born blind (John 9:1-10). Jesus informs the disciples that personal sin was not the cause of this...

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The Importance of Prayer to Theology

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what prayer is and how they can improve their prayer lives. Brian Hedges looked at John Owen on the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer. Today C. Walter wrote on the Lord’s Prayer. Chris wrote on the practice of private prayer. Chris writes on the practice of corporate prayer. Mike Boling wrote on four keys to a consistent and purposeful prayer life. David Dunham wrote on the importance of prayer in counseling. Matthew Fretwell wrote on three ways to improve your prayer life. Dave...

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The Importance of Prayer in Counseling

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what prayer is and how they can improve their prayer lives. Brian Hedges looked at John Owen on the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer. Today C. Walter wrote on the Lord’s Prayer. Chris wrote on the practice of private prayer. Chris writes on the practice of corporate prayer. Mike Boling wrote on four keys to a consistent and purposeful prayer life. Today David Dunham writes on the importance of prayer in counseling. ************************************************** I couldn’t believe how long she talked and how long...

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