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  1. The Trivialization of Sex

    Article The Trivialization of Sex

    Churches don’t often spend a lot of time reminding people of the beauty and importance of sexual intimacy. Conversely, society tends to trivialize and cheapen it. People…

  2. An Ethic of Love in Marriage and Divorce

    Article An Ethic of Love in Marriage and Divorce

    For years now, it has been reported that Christians divorce as often as everyone else in America. In an attempt to determine the validity of this assertion, various sociologists…

  3. Listen Up

    Article Listen Up

    One evening in 1953, a Methodist lay speaker phoned me, said he had a bad cold, and asked me to preach for him the following Sunday. I was 18. Three months earlier I had made my…

  4. 5 Critical Mistakes for Ministers

    Article 5 Critical Mistakes for Ministers

    1. Doing Everything Yourself You have to learn to delegate and give up the unrealistic expectation of perfection. You will only burn yourself out and rob others of the…

  5. Rhythm of Life

    Article Rhythm of Life

    A 4-Week Series Based On the Life of David Way back in the early 1980's, I read a little book by John Claypool called Stages. In that book, Claypool reviewed the four major…

  6. Answering Tough Questions: Tragedy and the Justice of God

    Article Answering Tough Questions: Tragedy and the Justice of God

    When confronted with the reality of pain and suffering in the world Christians—priests, pastors and theologians included—have a tendency to launch into a search for…

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