Why Church Discipline Doesn’t Work

Why Church Discipline Doesn’t Work

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The decline of church discipline is perhaps the most visible failure of the contemporary church. No longer concerned with maintaining purity of confession or lifestyle, the contemporary church sees itself as a voluntary association of autonomous members, with minimal...
The Heart of Obedience

The Heart of Obedience

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Obedience. Discipline. Not usually the part of parenting that give us all the warm fuzzies. Why is it that this topic makes us all tense up? Maybe it’s just me. Lots of parenting is hard and requires shaping and guidance (and lots of prayer!), but disobedience in a...
A Tribute to Godly Leaders

A Tribute to Godly Leaders

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Chip Jackson shared this description of godly leaders with us from 1 Corinthians 4. The Gospel-Centered Leader… Is found in the bottom of the boat, the back of the line. Is a fool for Christ. Is counter-intuitive. Is worthy of imitation. As I look around at those who...
Child-centered or Marriage-centered Homes

Child-centered or Marriage-centered Homes

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The order of things matters.  That’s why we have clichés like “don’t put the cart before the horse… don’t let the tail wag the dog… don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”  We know this.  Yet if it’s so obvious, why do we forget this so easily when it comes to...
KLUNKY: the new INCREDIBLE

KLUNKY: the new INCREDIBLE

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I know how it is, anytime you get that vague question “How is it going?”, people expect to hear something like ‘incredible’.  Answers such as “It’s amazing, it’s perfect, or it’s better than EVER” are often how we answer even when that is not how ‘it’ is. Been there? ...