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A Letter to My Sons About Pornography

Desiring God recently published this incredibly helpful article. Read it below or at the Desiring God site HERE. Article by Liz Wann My Dear Sons, The eye beholds much good and evil in this life. Beholding leads to becoming. What we continually put before our eyes and minds will shape and determine who we are. Images either tell the truth or lie, but they all speak. On ...

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The Illusion of the Perfect Pastor's Wife

The Sojourn Network provided an excellnt article by Nikki Daniel On January 7, 2006, I dove into the trenches of ministry doe-eyed and unsure of myself. Although I began attending church services when I was about twelve years old, I had never seen the behind-the-scenes of ministry. So, when the Lord brought a handsome pastor into my life, I had no idea what to do. I certa...

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Connecting Worship on Sunday to Work on Monday

Crossway provided an excellent post that was adapted from Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work by Tom Nelson A Journey toward Understanding Work I believe how we view our work and how we do our work matters a great deal more than we might imagine. Yet when it comes to this important area of my life, particularly how my work connects to my Christian fait...

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Why Congregational Singing Matters Today More than Ever

The Gospel Coalition had the following article byKeith Getty that really encapsulates why we do what we do here at Bethel. I love Yo-Yo Ma. The stellar, nearly flawless strokes of his bow dancing upon tensioned stringsthey resurrect meticulously crafted melodies conjured centuries ago among master musicians. Centuries have passed since then. And yet I lie on my bed at n...

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Three Questions to Ask Before Listening to Any Sermon

An excellent article byTony Reinke aStaff writer, desiringGod.org It's easy to become a passive sermon consumer. As a young Christian, I started to sense this tendency in my own listening, so one Sunday I brought a notebook to church and devised a simple little practice to get my discernment juices flowing before listening to sermons. It was as simple as asking three litt...

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