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Calvin on the Christian Life: Glorifying and Enjoying God Forever (Theologians on the Christian Life)

One of the more encouraging recent trends in Christian publishing has been the appearance of biographies and works designed to help Christians understand how God has worked throughout church history. One of my favorite series on this has been Theologians on the Christian life that looks at key figures in the history of God’s people. In the latest installment of the Theologians on the Christian life series Dr. Michael Horton looks at Calvin on the Christian life. Calvin is a man who has a long history in the life of the Church. He’s rightly known as a Pastor but...

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Authentic Living in Christ

Authenticity is a buzz word. Do a search for authentic living and you’ll find thousands of articles explaining how to do it—from secular, eastern, western, traditional, progressive, and missional perspectives. Each of these groups offers a different liturgy (religious or not) and also a different vision for what living authentic looks like. Christians must not only know right doctrine, but must know right liturgy and right story and also the heterodox liturgies and stories to rightly make, mature, and multiply disciples. Here’s a few examples of heterodox liturgies and stories prevalent today. Within the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered,...

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Three Ways to Pray and Support Persecuted Christians

From Asia to Europe, Africa to Latin America, Christians are facing persecution for what they believe. We live in an increasingly hostile culture that no longer values the foundation upon which it was built—that is biblical Christianity. As I have been thinking and praying about this topic more and more recently, I have become increasingly burdened as I watch the growing situation in Iraq (with ISIS), and the increased persecution of Christians all around the world. According to Open Doors USA, Christians are the most persecuted religious group worldwide. An average of at least 180 Christians around the world...

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Ten Things Nobody Tells You About Being a Dad

Editor’s Note: The purpose of this series is to help singles think through how to be single in the church, those who are married but don’t have kids to continue to pursue each other and those who are married to excel at parenting by the grace of God. Dr. Brian Cosby opened the series with a look at six ways his church connects the church and the home. Mike Boling helps us understand the proper balance between social media and parenting. Mathew Sims wrote about how families can rehearse the gospel. Matthew Fretwell wrote about how married couples can...

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Luke: The Gospel of Amazement

Who doesn’t cherish the memories of gathering around together as a family either on Christmas Eve or on Christmas morning to read the story of Jesus’ birth found in the Gospel of Luke. Furthermore, many have fond memories of participating in a church or school Christmas play for which the account of the birth of Jesus found in Luke’s Gospel formed the basis for the script. In the first installment of the outstanding Biblical Imagination Series by musician and author Michael Card rightly called Luke: The Gospel of Amazement, the reader is taken on a journey through the pages...

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