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#MeToo Recent Survivors of Assault? It Gets Better.

Even on a normal day, I am not very active on social media, so “viral” things usually pass right by me, unnoticed. On Mondays, however? I am even LESS likely to notice something “out there” in the land of memes and hashtags, etc. because my Mondays are spent with a classroom full of teenagers discussing the topics that I assume you all …

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I needed to re-read this today! The Grace that Saves is the Grace that Leads Us Home (by Kevin DeYoung)

THE GRACE THAT SAVES IS THE GRACE THAT LEADS US HOME Kevin DeYoung I know, I know. The horse is already dead, so stop beating it. As far I know my own heart, I’m not trying to pile on, dig in my heels, or even win an argument. I would like, however, to be clear. I believe with all my …

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A reminder for “sour, dogged” Christians (that’s me!) … God is the party wronged, and yet he sues for peace with us.

I’m not feeling very peacemake-y these days. If I feel anything at all re: certain relationships, it’s pretty much just anger and disappointment. But honestly, I’m so tired and sick of things, that mostly, I don’t feel anything at all. (Not good. I know. Very not good.) But there is hope! Even for weary people like me. Listen to how …

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FREE Checklist to Help You Select a Third-Party Church Conflict Consultant

One of the most common questions that Dave Edling and I receive about church conflict has to do with how to evaluate a third-party church conflict consultant. This is such an important topic that we have an entire Appendix on it in our book. And today, we want to give it away for free to you: Redeeming Church Conflict Conclusion and …

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Ajith Fernando on Responding to Personal Attacks

  A THREE-PRONGED RESPONSE TO ATTACKS by Ajith Fernando How should Christians who are a minority in their land respond when fellow Christians and churches are attacked? I have thought about it a lot because churches are often attacked in Sri Lanka too. One thing is certain—never should our motivation be one of tit-for-tat or revenge. I want to suggest …

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PTSD & Anxiety – Annoying, Painful, Distressing, Devouring.

If you ever want to see who your true friends are, struggle through trauma therapy after being assaulted. Man. Real friends can BRING IT. Love. Anger. A text that actually makes you laugh out loud moments after you were just wondering if you’d ever laugh again. Prayer. Presence. Sure, an occasional link to a helpful article or sermon. Cards, books, …

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Hope and Help for Church Conflict

Facebook just reminded me that it was one year ago today that The Gospel Coalition & 9Marks endorsed David Edling’s and my book, “Redeeming Church Conflicts.” What an honor! And even more importantly, what a JOY that so many people facing the misery of church conflict have received biblical hope and practical help. If you haven’t yet read it, you …

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Gospel Coalition 2017: Tim Keller – Boasting in Nothing but the Cross (Galatians 6)

Live Blog Gospel Coalition 2017 – Tim Keller on Galatians 6: Boasting in Nothing but the Cross

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The Gospel Coalition 2017 – Ligon Duncan: The Reformed Tradition Beyond Calvin

Live Blog Gospel Coalition 2017 – Ligon Duncan: The Reformed Tradition Beyond Calvin

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The Gospel Coalition 2017 — D.A. Carson: The Gospel of Grace – How to Read the Bible (Galatians 4)

Live Blog Gospel Coalition 2017 – D.A. Carson on Galatians 4

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