Category: What We Write About

Dear Seminary Dad- Shepherd, Your Family

Dear Seminary Dad, If you’re reading this letter, it’s because you’ve taken steps in obedience to God’s call on your life to shepherd His people. You are aware of the many things you don’t know and are humbly seeking knowledge to step into your calling. If you are a husband and father, you take this step with the support and the responsibility of your family. As you are being equipped to shepherd a flock one day, remember the first flock God has given you to shepherd, your family. I’ve been a seminary wife for three years. Two and a...

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Episode 109- Peter Gentry—How to Read and Understand the Biblical Prophets

Welcome to the 109th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews How to Read and Understand the Biblical Prophets (Crossway, 2017). What you’ll hear in this episode: Why the Prophets are so neglected in contemporary evangelicalism. How Christians should read the Prophetic books of the Bible. What contribution the Prophets make to the biblical worldview. What a covenant is and why it’s so important to understanding the Prophets. The function of repetition in Hebrew Literature. The nature of Hebrew Prophecy. What apocalyptic language is and how we should interpret such language in the Bible. How...

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An Open Letter to the Person Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Taking responsibility for the care of a person suffering from any stage of dementia can be one of the greatest challenges of life. But there are not only challenges. There are also opportunities; opportunities to serve unselfishly in the way our Lord serves us, opportunities for personal growth, and opportunities for God to be glorified. Among the challenges is loving and caring for one we have loved for many years but whose personality has now changed so dramatically. Another challenge is having to be available 24/7 without sufficient time for refreshment and renewal. Caring for one with dementia has...

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Portrait of a Minister Approved by Christ

1 Timothy 4:6-16, “If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 9 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. 10 For to this end we toil and strive, because we...

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He Will Hold Me Fast: A Journey with Grace through Cancer

January 29, 2014 They’ve come up with a diagnosis for my back. It’s called mechanically induced adhesive arachnoiditis. That means that because of my previous back surgeries, nerves in my lower back have begun to join together creating tingling, numb­ness, weak­ness and pain. It is pretty scary prognosis if you read up on it. Life is very overwhelming just now. But I’m learning to slice off little bits at a time and digest those. As the body crumbles, it reminds me of how clay-like it is. I wish Humpty Dumpty could be put together again… And maybe he will. But if...

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