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This is the fifth installment in the “Whatever” series on a biblical view of the arts, drawn from Philippians 4:8. If you missed the last four articles, you can read them here: Whatever is True, Whatever is Honorable, Whatever is Just, and Whatever is Pure. Whatever is Lovely It would be easy to assume that no one needs instruction in…

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In The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Grand Inquisitor offers this insight into fallen human nature: “So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find someone to worship.” Though the Grand Inquisitor falls far short as a reliable guide to theology, at this point he is surely correct.…

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At least 14 people have been killed and nearly 80 others were injured in two church bombings carried out by a Pakistani Taliban splinter group on Sunday in the Christian neighborhood of Youhanabad, Lahore. The Catholic faithful are marking a “day of prayer for the innocent lives of the martyrs” on Monday to honor the victims. Reuters reported that the…

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Ligonier Ministries is pleased to announce our tours for 2016 and 2017. With Dr. R.C. Sproul’s guidance, we will be visiting both familiar and unfamiliar places as we set out on these learning trips. The tours will take us throughout Europe to visit many of the key places associated with the Reformation. As we journey,…

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This week’s guest post for Thursday is for Thinkers comes from Daniel Im. Daniel just joined our team to help us launch our New Churches initiative—more on that later, but we are excited about the new plans we have to resource church plants and churches launching new sites. Daniel is passionate about the local church, and…

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Often the most profound lessons are experienced during the most vulnerable moments in life. From 2008 to 2013, my wife, Karen, and I served as hospice caregivers for our mothers, keeping both of them in our home for as long as the nursing agency felt it was safe and doable, and then caring for them…

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Alec Motyer has written: “An expository ministry is the proper response to a God-breathed Scripture… Central to it all is that concern which the word ‘exposition’ itself enshrines: a display of what is there.” There are a variety of sermon types that fail to “display what is there.” These include: 1. The “I want to tell…

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At some point during the 1980s and 90s, a desire birthed among politically conservative Christians to begin to stand for things that mattered to them culturally in more active ways than before. What followed was a ground swell of support for what would become known as the “Moral Majority.” Their understanding was that those who…

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From Enemy to Apostle Before being beaten and imprisoned, planting multiple churches, and authoring much of the New Testament, Paul had no equal as a Pharisee in his dedication to the law and his persecution of the early church—but God called Paul to be an Apostle. Join Dr. Guy Waters in this new 12-part teaching series as…

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Icelandic atheist group Vantru has suggested it would like to register all newborn children as atheist members, mocking the National Church’s practice of automatically registering babies if their mothers belong to the church. “In a satirical statement to highlight the flaws of the National Church, the atheist society revealed that everyone would be a member of the organization until they deregistered…

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