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Brian Hedges
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Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture by David Murray (Book Review)
Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture by David Murray is an excellent treatment of the problems men (especially pastors) face in midlife and the need for intentional rest, renewal, and restoration.  Murray relates how his own experience of b...

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Christ All Sufficient
What does it mean to say that Christ is sufficient, and
why does it matter? It means that Christ in all of his fullness really is everything
we need. And it matters because without him we can do nothing. To say that Christ is sufficient is to say that there...

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Top Ten Books of 2016
Ever since reading Louis L'Amour's Education of a Wandering Man when I was fifteen or sixteen years old, I've been keeping lists of the books I've read each year.  For the past several years, I've also been writing some version of a Top 10 or Best of list. ...

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Christians Should Renounce Their Support of Donald Trump
Sometimes it’s hard for me to know how much or little to comment on politics. As a leader with a (small) measure of influence, my first priority is to preach and teach the good news of Jesus’ death for our sins and resurrection from the dead. I also have a ...

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Infinite Grace to Pardon Immeasurable Sin
See the consequences of that sin on all sides, the world is full of them. Yet, saith Paul, “Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound,” and he gives us this as a proof of it: “And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was b...

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Equip Yourself Against Accusation with the Gospel
The genius of Christianity takes the words of Paul  "who gave himself for our sins"  as true and efficacious.  We are not to look upon our sins as insignificant trifles.  On the other hand, we are not to regard them as so terrible  that we must despair.  Le...

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A Firm Foundation in the Weakness of Christ
The Son of God, then, who is Jesus Christ, holds out himself as the object to which our faith ought to be directed, and by means of which it will easily find that on which it can rest; for he is the true Immanuel, who answers us within, as soon as we seek h...

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Does God Ordain Suffering or Oppose It?
A recent episode of The Gospel Coalition's podcast, featured a discussion between John Piper, Matt Chandler, and David Platt about God's goodness in suffering. A tweet from TGC provoked  some negative reactions , from several high-profile Christian thinkers...

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Christ Defeated the Monsters (A Meditation from Luther)
The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain (Duccio di Buoninsegna ca. 1308-1311, tempera on poplar panel) Let us see how  Christ was able to gain the victory over our enemies. The  sins of the whole world ,             past,             present,             a...

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Walking in the Way of Jesus
A few summers ago, my three oldest kids and I discovered a great hiking trail just a few
miles from where we live. It’s a trail through the woods that winds in and out
of several parks just on the east side of the St. Joseph River, complete with a
river she...
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