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Five Hallmarks of Spiritual Maturity

Jul 8, 2017

The New Testament is full of exhortations and commands to grow in our Christian faith, to become all we can be in Christ, and to be mature, wise and complete as Christ followers. Spiritual maturity is the aim of the

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Hymns, Theology and Spirituality

Feb 15, 2012

One of the greatest sources of Christian theology and spirituality is the old hymns. In marked contrast to most of the worship choruses found in today’s church services, the old hymns were rich depositories of biblical spirituality, theological truth, and

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Bible Illiterates

Jan 22, 2016

Tragically there are so many believers today who say or think the following: “If only God would just speak to me”. Of course the simple truth is this: he already has. He has spoken to us clearly and sufficiently in

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When Religion Goes to the Dogs

Aug 4, 2010

There are great and precious promises given to us in Scripture. One such word of assurance and hope is found in Matthew 16:18 where Jesus says that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church. That is reassuring

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Kindergarten Christianity

Jan 3, 2014

We all know that babies, toddlers and very small children are pretty helpless and hopeless at looking after themselves. They need all sorts of help, and all sorts of care. Early on they need everything – they need to be

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Notable Christians: A. W. Tozer

Oct 2, 2009

(This is hopefully the first in an irregular series of articles about Christians of note – at least Christians who I have a lot of time for. They will include pastors, theologians, missionaries, and other sorts of Christians who I

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Brave New Worlds

Nov 17, 2007

The report this week that scientists have now cloned embryos from adult monkeys takes us ever closer to the possibility of human cloning. Overcoming this hurdle does make the prospect of human cloning all the more certain. Thus it really

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