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Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World

Contemporary Christianity seems to be overly fascinated with the extraordinary. Most Christians are most excited when they hear elaborate and exciting testimonies of God’s hand at work in this person’s life or we’re drawn to “this” person’s ministry because of their charisma and or gifting. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying those who have been gifted from the Lord. We can and should learn from such saints; however, most of us though aren’t extraordinary. Sure, we have our areas where we are strong and we can help people by God’s grace. The truth is that most of our...

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New, Notable, and Forthcoming Books in 2015

Here at Servants of Grace we read a lot of books. So many books that we regularly review over two hundred titles a year. You might be thinking, “That’s a crazy number of books”, and you’re right it is. As I was thinking about this towards the end of 2014, and knowing that our audience also loves to read, I thought it would be neat to regularly feature books we’re excited about. Sometimes this list will be quite long and at other times quite small. Our aim as it pertains to book reviews is to keep you up to...

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Truth in a Culture of Doubt: Engaging Skeptical Challenges to the Bible

Few men have so championed and articulated a liberal and progressive view of Christianity as Dr. Bart Ehrman. Ehrman is a four time New York Times bestselling author, speaker and professor at UNC Chapel Hill. His books speak to issues related to the Bible that most people have never heard of. The genius of his approach is he writes in a way that the average person can understand about topics that even the most seasoned of scholars may have a hard time explaining to a lay audience. To address the questions raised by Ehrman’s work, Drs. Kostenberger, Bock and...

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Our Father

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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Seven Ways Pastors are to Feed the Flock of God

If you are a pastor, you cannot escape the unmistakeable call of spiritual leaders, in the New Testament to “feed the flock of God”: Jesus commissioned Peter to do “feed my sheep”, no less than three times, in that famous scene on the shores of Galilee (John 21:15-19) Jesus commissioned the disciples, in the Great Commission passage to “teach them all things I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:16) Paul commissioned the Ephesian elders to “tend to the whole flock” pointing this example of his unwillingness to shrink from “the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:17-28) Peter urges church leaders...

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