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Six Things to Remember in Your Suffering

Six Things to Remember in Your Suffering by Christopher Dilley The Apostle Peter addressed his powerful first epistle to Christians who were experiencing degrees of persecution for their faith in Christ. They were suffering saints in need of a word of encouragement. Peter writes to them in their time of need and reminds them of […]

Stories Matter

            For my husband’s seminary ethics class, one of the assignments was to read Francine Rivers’s The Atonement Child. The book tells the story of Dynah Carey who has everything she thinks she needs in life: a handsome fiancé, loving parents, and the respect of her Christian community. When a violent rape leaves her pregnant, […]

The Cross and Family Sins: Redemption, Hope, and Healing

The Cross and Family Sins Redemption, Hope, and Healing by Dr. Russell Moore A few years ago, I felt my knees buckle as I knelt down during the closing hymn at the church where I preached at the time, to receive a trembling little four-year-old boy who took my hand and said, “Can you please […]

Follow-up to “A Modest Proposal for Baptist Associations”

A few weeks ago I shared “A Modest Proposal for Baptist Associations.” I sought to do two things. First, I wanted to affirm the importance of associations in Southern Baptist life. We often spend so much time thinking about national or state work, we neglect the work in our own backyards—associations have typically filled that […]

How Expository Preaching Could Change the World

How Expository Preaching Could Change the World by Daniel Darling  As someone who believes the church should be about gospel proclamation and social action that obeys Jesus’ command to love our neighbor as ourselves, I encourage pastors to be unafraid to discuss important cultural issues in the pulpit. If people cannot find guidance on how […]

Generosity Mean Thinking of Others

Alex Haley, the author of Roots, is known to have a picture in his office of a turtle sitting on a fencepost. When asked why he kept this picture he said that it reminded him that if a turtle is on a fence post you know he had some help. In an age of platform-seeking […]

Here’s What Happened When This North Carolina Church Stood up to Discrimination

Here’s What Happened When This North Carolina Church Stood up to Discrimination by Sarah Kramer With over 24 years of service, at all court levels, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has seen the cultural and legal trends clearly shift against the Church. As a result, churches need to be prepared to face the legal issues of […]

You can join the ERLC at the 2018 National Conference: The Cross-Shaped Family

You can join the ERLC at the 2018 National Conference: The Cross-Shaped Family If families are called to live in Christ and to follow him, this will often mean carrying with him a cross of suffering. Our own condition—whether it comes to our family backgrounds, singleness, marriages, or parenting—is clarified when we see that our […]

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