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The question of human suffering and how it fits alongside a God who is at all times both loving and powerful is one that has troubled virtually anyone who has ever thought much about God. In simplest terms, the issue goes like this: God clearly cannot be both loving and powerful, given the presence and…

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“We are in danger of rapidly losing what it means to feel compassion for those held in the grip of sin on this broken planet… But for Jesus, the very sight of those crushed beneath the boot of the Adversary was nothing short of gut-wrenching. He was compelled to do something about it!” Tom Elliff,…

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A few weeks ago, a minor league player for the Baltimore Orioles got a homework assignment from Orioles manager Buck Showalter. Josh Hart, the minor league player, evidently didn’t know who the great Oriole Frank Robinson was, so Showalter required him to go home, do some research, and hand in a one page report the next day.…

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On Sunday, I began a new sermon series on 1 John that we are calling “Reality Check”.  We start with verse 1-4. That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Most Canadian churchgoers have no hesitation in being open about their faith, according to a new survey. And many say their faith is well known by friends and acquaintances. But that doesn’t mean faith is a part of their daily conversations. Those are among the findings of a major study on Christian…

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When Dong Nguyen released Flappy Bird on the Apple app store back in May 2013, he didn't bother to promote it. Flappy Bird was the latest in a series of small, unassuming games released under the radar by Nguyen. He was making games, it seems, for the sake of it. Unlike so many other app developers, Nguyen had little…

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Editor's note: Darrin Patrick, TGC Council member and lead pastor of The Journey Church, is the chaplain to the St. Louis Cardinals. For this interview Patrick talked with Mike Matheny, manager of this historic professional baseball team, about how Matheny found faith in Jesus Christ and how he relates the members of his team and staff who…

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Once upon a time, churches were intensely local affairs. Christians attended the church nearest them, often walking or taking public transportation to the place where the congregation met. But North American communities and lifestyles have changed in the last 50 years, such that many people live, work, shop, play, and worship in different, and sometimes…

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Peyton Manning will take to the field at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday for Super Bowl 2014 with a huge weight of expectation on him. So how does the Denver Broncos quarterback manage to cope under so much pressure? Quick answer; the support of his family, and his faith in Jesus…

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By: Carly Hill I don't have LGBT voodoo dolls that I stick pins in when I've got down time. I don't YouTube search LGBT interviews and yell at the computer screen while I watch them. I don't pray every night for the (sarcastic phrase coming up) wretched souls of the extra-sinful homosexuals. To be honest,…

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If you care about the church, then you care about the future of the church. But today and tomorrow's leaders aren't always on the same page. In fact, many of our denominational and doctrinal conflicts are generationally related. To be sure, there are plenty of Pauls and Timothys out there working well together. Nevertheless, when…

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