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Tullian Tchividjian Emerges From Scandal With New Wife, Preaches Sermon on God’s Redemption

Christian Post, a site we do not recommend, has the latest on disgraced pastor Tullian Tchividjian. Last year we reported that after admitting to an adulterous relationship he was asked to resign from his pulpit at Coral Ridge Presbyterian in South Florida. Shortly thereafter, Tchividjian was hired by Willow Creek Presbyterian as Director of Ministry Development.  We […]

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How to identify false teachers

Denny Burk, Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, offers six characteristics that are helpful in identifying false teachers: For the next two blog posts, I want to address each half of that question. First, how to identify false teachers in the midst of the church. Second, how to deal with them. The Bible suggests […]

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The Missing Elements of Modern Worship

Popular blogger, author and pastor Tim Challies wonders: “If a worship service includes no prayer and no Bible reading, can we even recognize it as Christian worship?” The question you need to ask yourself is, does the church you attend follow the Bible’s instruction on the way church is to be conducted?  Is the service you […]

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Lysa TerKeurst’s book Unglued is Un-biblical

Rebekah Womble of Wise In His Eyes reviews Lysa TerKeurst’s book Unglued.  Womble says she wants to like the book but finds much of what it contains decidedly unbiblical, thus her advice is unhelpful to women who are searching for biblical answers to life’s pressing problems. “Never once does Terkeurst (sp) emphasize the fact that when […]

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Depression & the Ministry – Part 1

Eric Davis of The Cripplegate has written a thought provoking piece for spiritual leaders who sometimes experience “the dark guest within.” Davis offers 5 reasons why our church leaders may go through times of sorrow. Sorrow is almost inherent to the ministry, says Davis who pastors a church in Jackson Hole, WY. In part 2 he addresses the […]

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“Homosexual sin is different”

Elizabeth Prata of The End Time reminds us of what the Bible plainly teaches: Homosexuality is the judgment [of God] upon a person. Its widespread presence in a culture indicates that the judgment upon a society is already here. She writes: I was as grieved by the massacre in Orlando as much as anyone. I shed tears […]

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Billy Graham’s Grandson Tullian Tchividjian Fired by Willow Creek After Confessing Another Affair

Christian News Network’s Heather Clark has the story: Just over six months after hiring him as the Director of Ministry Development following his resignation as lead pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church upon admission of an affair, Florida’s Willow Creek Church has fired Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of Billy Graham, as he has now confessed to a […]

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An Analysis of Celebrate Recovery Addictions Program

Eric Davis of The Cripplegate analyzes the popular packaged addiction program, Celebrate Recovery (CR) that many churches have adopted.  The program, created by John Baker and Rick Warren, is supposedly based on biblical principles. In his review, Davis informs us that “CR is founded on eight principles taken from the Beatitudes and has similarities to the […]

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