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Fostering Relationships Between Church Leaders

Training officers (i.e. elders and deacons)is one of the most important things that pastors can do for the well-being of the local church. Keeping up healthy personal and spiritual relationships betweenofficers is an equally important--yet often neglected--aspect of ministry. Too often, relationships between the pastor(s) and elders--as well as between the elders and deaco...

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When the Saints Go Marching In

In light of the news about the Roman Catholic canonization of two Popes and the canonization of Mother Teresa, it is vital for Christians to understand what the Scriptures teach about sainthood. There are certain topics that I am reticent to write about—sainthood is not one of them. This is not because I believe that I’ve attained some level of holiness more t...

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The Little City Delivered: Christ in Ecclesiastes

Keeping the wisdom literature in its canonical and redemptive-historical setting is one of the more difficult challenges for the student of Scripture. Many have interpreted the Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes atomistically under the guise of faithful commitment to a grammatical-historical reading of Scripture. However, this is not how Jesus and the A...

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