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Created on May 27th, 2011

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Matt Appling "John Calvin fan Club"
Sermon Starter: Acceptable Sacrifice

Sermon Starter: Acceptable Sacrifice

By Lori Broschat
Scriptures for August 21, 2011 Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 128; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 Romans 12 is perhaps one of the most difficult passages on which to preach because it … read more
My John Calvin ‘Fan’ Club

My John Calvin ‘Fan’ Club

By Matt Appling
Pretty often, I get asked about whether I'm a Calvinist, or an Arminian or Reformed or something else.  Or someone will want to talk about Luther or Augustine or some other… read more
God the Lapdog

God the Lapdog

By Jay Cooper
“God made humans in his image and humans returned the favor.”Does anyone else find it strange that all conservatives believe God is conservative and all liberals think … read more
The Ministry of Licensed Local Pastors

The Ministry of Licensed Local Pastors

By Charles Hicks
Throughout the history of Methodism there have always been men and women who, while not ordained, faithfully served the church as pastors. This practice began with John Wesley… read more
In the World... And of It?

In the World... And of It?

By Mike Slaughter
Our worship design team was studying the parables in Matthew 13, where Jesus is illustrating “the Kingdom of God is like…” The gospel of Jesus is the gospel… read more
Rob Bell, the SBC, and the Age of Accountability

Rob Bell, the SBC, and the Age of Accountability

By Rachel Held Evans
As you may have heard, last week the Southern Baptist Convention responded to pastor Rob Bell’s controversial book, Love Wins, with a resolution declaring that “the… read more
Q&A with Francis Chan

Q&A with Francis Chan

By Ministry Matters
Francis Chan made headlines last year when he announced he was stepping down from leadership of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, Calif., to follow God's calling to do something… read more

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The Bible, homosexuality and the UMC — Part one

The Bible, homosexuality and the UMC — Part one

By Adam Hamilton
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