What We Read in 2015

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Maybe you love to read. Maybe you hate to read. Maybe you make time to read. Maybe you try to find every excuse possible to avoid reading. Maybe you start a book and not pick up another book until that one is finished. Maybe you start 15-20 books and only finish half…………..maybe. 🙂

child-readingHowever you slice it, reading is a part of life. For Christians, it is our life because God has given us a book to read: the Bible. So, Christian, you are a reader whether you like it or love it.

Thankfully, God has also given many good teachers who are also writers and that is where this blog post comes from.… Continue reading

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PS23 Discussion: Evangelizing Family

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PS23, joined with two guest, Eric Dodson and Nate Pickowizc, gather to discuss the nuances of evangelizing family. You can watch / listen to the full video. But you can also scroll down and follow specific quesitons in the video.

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How do we evangelize our family? What main principles do we need to consider? Here.

How do we evangelize unbelieving spouses? Here.

What hills do we need to die on when dealing with family members? Here.

How do you deal with difficult family members? Here.

How do we evangelize our children and other children? Here.… Continue reading

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Monthly Manliness: Get A Hobby

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Hobbies get a bad rap these days.  And justifiably so to a certain extent; too many johnLsullivanChristian men these days disappear into their “man cave” for hours at a time essentially abdicating their responsibilities to their family and their church.  But that wasn’t always the case.  It used to be that a man without a hobby was an oddity and that those hobbies were in some way productive.  And those were better days, so let’s return to them.  So this dose of monthly manliness is an exhortation: be a man, get a hobby.

Not all hobbies are created equal, so some basic guidelines need to be observed.… Continue reading

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Resources: The Atonement

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The Atonement is extremely important in biblical theology. If you understand one point of doctrine about the cross, understand the substitutionary atonement. “Soteriology is a doctrinal field that includes things like justification, regeneration, conversion, and sanctification. Soteriology is grounded in the atonement, the objective work of Christ. Christ’s work is grounded in his person, meaning the doctrine of the incarnation . . . presupposes the doctrine of the Trinity.” [1]

Leon Morris explains the significance,

“To put it bluntly and plainly, if Christ is not my Substitute, I still occupy the place of a condemned sinner. If my sins and my guilt are not transferred to Him, if He did not take them upon Himself, then surely they remain with me.

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