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Adultery? And then …

I received this question via email and I am wondering how YOU would respond: “If two Christians are friends and commit adultery with each other and then repent of their sin of adultery can they still remain friends?  Can they be restored to a chaste, pure relationship and reconciled with each other as brother and sister in Christ?” What do …

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Christian Conciliation & a Solvent Business Model?

I received an email today from a fellow “recovering lawyer” who is interested in pursuing certification as a Certified Christian Conciliator with the Institute for Christian Conciliation, a division of Peacemaker Ministries. (This is the organization where I used to serve as a director.) She asked some interesting questions and I thought that some of you might be interested as …

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I just knew I wouldn’t like you …

Last week, at different times, I had two (very well-respected, “successful”) Christians say basically the same thing to me: “The first time I met you, I just knew I wouldn’t like you. At all. And I didn’t.” But THEN, after getting to know me a little bit (AND after they observed me receiving some honor / awards / public acceptance), …

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“Near Him” — Another AMAZING Jill Carratini Essay

Jill Carratini (at RZIM) has written another amazing essay that drew me to the throne of God in worship–and I hope will do the same for you. Please click through and read it! Here’s a snippet just to encourage you to take a few minutes and read this essay: “Someone once told me that the opposite of Christlikeness is not …

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What is Your Worldview?

I think about this topic a lot. PLUS — it’s a great conversation opener–especially for evangelism. So how would you answer these questions? 1. Where did I come from? (origin) 2. Why am I here? (purpose) 3. How should I live? (morality) 4. Where am I going? (What is my ultimate destiny?) Isn’t it wonderful (full of wonder!) to be …

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I didn’t know this about Ephesians 4:29 …

Did you know that Ephesians 4:29 (‘Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen’) can actually be translated: ‘Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others …

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Dr. Hawkins on Unity

Dr. Hawkins (formerly of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship) taught this morning on the characteristics of unity. He used Ephesians 4 as his text and here are just a few highlights from his teaching: In Ephesians 4:1-3, Paul is literally begging the church to ‘not just talk it—but to WALK it.’ To walk as if you have been called by someone …

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Worship Wars

One of the workshops at the Peacemaker Conference was taught by my own beloved hubby, Fred. The topic was conflict over worship in the Church and it was provocatively named, ‘Worship Wars.’ (By the way … as a (proud!) attendee, I can testify that Fred did a great job and we were blessed.) But one (ironic? sort of sad? sort …

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“In the coming year, my prayer would be that …”

Two Sundays ago, one of our elders led the congregation in a corporate prayer time that began with the statement: “In the coming year, my prayer would be that …” As corporate prayer almost always is, it was humbling and edifying to hear the prayer requests of my brothers and sisters in Christ. The one that stuck with me the …

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OH NO!! Lost my notes …

I wanted to “blog live” from the International PCA Women in the Church Conference … I took six pages of notes on Ligon & Paige ALONE! But then (oh no!) I LOST MY NOTES. Bummer. SO …. I bought the CDs and I’m going to re-listen to them and share notes with you — well, one of these days anyway. …

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