Practicing Advent with family and friends Directing one’s attention to the miracle of Christ’s birth at anytime, let alone during the busy-year-end-crazy-fest, requires intentionality. That’s probably why traditional Christian calendars have long included the period of Advent:
Church planting’s purpose, potential, and power 26 From Attalia Paul and Barnabas sailed back to Antioch, where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. 27 On arriving there, they gathered
A prayer for 2017 It’s no secret that 2016 has been decried as the “worst year ever” for reasons ranging from routine to tragic. Central to much of the felt despair, rage, worry, or fear is a sense of
Orchard Group blog, on City Church in Lagos, Nigeria: Lagos is a “city” precisely because it is a concentration of a large number of people, many of whom have yet to hear of God’s love for them. Planting churches
Kevin DeYoung for TGC: As we approach the end of the year…. Some of us will put together new exercise goals. Some of us will find the right Bible reading plan for next year. Some of us will zero in
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Study Notes: Mark 7 The story of the gentile woman’s encounter with Jesus in Mark 7:24-30 has been called one of the most difficult biblical passages about the life of Christ. Recently, while reading and re-reading chapter 7,
Three good things about difficult Bible passages I recently heard a recording of a pastor with decades of experience say that the passage in Mark 7:24-30 is one of the most difficult passages about Jesus in the entire Bible.
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One evening, I sat cross-legged on the roof of my five-story apartment building praying. Suddenly I became self-consciously aware of myself and my surroundings. At once, a series of crushing realizations came in rapid succession. First, because I could hear
That time I drove a convertible. City sunset. A favorite place. The editorI work for Orchard Group, serve on the team at Renewal Church of Chicago, and enjoy sharing life and home with my family. The websiteCommentary and curated
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