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“I Feel Distant from God”

Dr. David Powlison - On feeling "detached from God" from CCEF on Vimeo....

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Confessions of a Former Apollinarian

Trevin Wax writes, ''No, I was never excommunicated. No one ever threatened me with pitchforks and fire. In fact, no one was more surprised to learn about my heresy than I was."...

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The Best Introduction to Homosexuality: Causes, Change, and the Gospel

Sam Williams - A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality from Southeastern Seminary on Vimeo....

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What is the Mission of the Church?

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Thoughts on the freedom of the will

The error starts with the assumption that to be made in the image of God means that one must have the ability to will or choose willy-nilly…based on nothing, based on no motives or inclinations from which to choose. That’s where the issue is. The real mystery is that God did create Adam with the ability to sin...with the inevitability that he would sin. ...

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Coming To Jesus: Joe Lamay's Conversion Experience

Here is my conversion experience in one piece....

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A Biographical Sketch of My Conversion Experience (Part 6) by Joe Lamay

Over the next week I will be posting my brief account of my conversion to Christ in four or five parts. Here's a taste of part six: "Dick Mills asked me to stand up. In trepidation, I did. He proceeded to quote a few verses having to do with leaving the past behind. And then he, or should I say a loving heavenly Father, stunned me by saying, “No more flashbacks fo...

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The Size of Our Families and Loving Each Other, by Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung writes "I want to talk about the size of our families. More importantly, I want to talk about loving as we want to be loved and giving each other the benefit of the doubt."...

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A Biographical Sketch of My Conversion Experience (Part 5) by Joe Lamay

Over the next week I will be posting my brief account of my conversion to Christ in four or five parts. Here's a taste of part five: "On my twentieth birthday, September 5, 1981, after a day of drinking a couple of six packs of Budweiser while listening to rock and roll and painting my parents’ house, the next door neighbor, Ammon Trainer, came over to shoot the bre...

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