Thanksgiving: Comparison or Cruciform

Today’s guest post is by Robert Krumrey who was the founding pastor of MERCYhouse in Amherst, MA and is now planting a new church in Austin, TX near the campus of the University of Texas. I’ve noticed something about Christians and their approach to Thanksgiving. They embrace this very biblical practice in a very pragmatic way. They seek to…

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A Thanksgiving Prayer from Dr. Wendell Hawley, Part 2

Eternal God, our heavenly Father, From whom comes every good and perfect gift, we thank you and praise your name for all your mercies, and for every blessing we have received from you. We praise you, God, for health and strength, for food and raiment, for shelter, friends, and family, for comfort in sorrow, deliverance from…

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A Thanksgiving Prayer from Dr. Wendell Hawley

Holy God, our Redeemer, We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation,  in your Word spoken through the prophets, and in the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, whom you sent to be the Savior and Redeemer of mankind. In him you have…

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Keep Looking Up!

Guest Post My husband’s grandfather was a godly man, an example to us. He had a saying: “Keep looking up!” I’ve often found this advice to be tremendously helpful, with God repeatedly helping me when I look up to Him in the Word and prayer. There are so many valuable postures for prayer—kneeling, being in…

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Raising Kids Who Worship

Today’s guest post is by Shelly Wildman. Shelly is the author of First Ask Why: Raising Kids to Love God Through Intentional Discipleship. She and her husband Brian are parents to three adult daughters. Shelly formerly taught writing at Wheaton College and currently runs Walkabout Tours, which takes small groups of women on spiritual retreat and tours…

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The Shocking Splendor of Sonship, Part 1

Today’s guest post is by Josh Maurer, pastoral resident at College Church in Wheaton and adjunct professor at Wheaton College, where he is also completing a PhD in New Testament. Part 2 will follow on May 29, 2021.   “In Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith” (Gal 3:26, ESV). Christian, when…

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Encouragement for Pastors

Today’s article is a guest post from Dr. Ray Van Neste, Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies, School of Theology and Missions at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Pastors, I know the last several months have been challenging. As I heard someone recently say, “If this ain’t difficult times, they’ll do until difficult times come!”[1] Some of you…

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A Look at Notable Books for 2018

By David S. Dockery, President, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School We are just days away from the conclusion of the 2018 year. Once again, it is time to reflect on some of the noteworthy books that have been released in 2018. Various estimates suggest that more than 750,000 different titles were published in this country over the past…

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