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Outer Edges: Who Are You Forgetting in Your Sermons? – Christian Article

Most preaching is aimed at the people in the middle. How do we preach so people on the edges can feast, too? By Patricia Batten I preached on five verses in the first chapter of Mark’s Gospel. In verses 40–45, Mark tells us about a man who lived on the outer edges of society. He was stuck away from the community, covering his head and yelling out “unclean, unclean.” He was not allowed to live within the community. His disease…

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11 Facts about the Christian Book Award Finalists from Lexham Press – Christian Article

The ECPA just released its 2019 Christian Book Award finalists, and we’re excited to share that two Lexham Press titles are finalists! Let’s meet our finalists: The Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels is a finalist in the Bible Reference Works category. Here’s what else you should know about the Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels: It won Christianity Today’s 2019 book award for biblical studies. Sixteen people contributed to the series, including Rev. Dr. Paul H. Wright, the current…

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Not Every Sermon Is Worth Hearing – Christian Article

By Lucas O’Neill, author of Preaching to Be Heard Many sermons are like meals from typical fast-food chains—flavor at the expense of nutrition. It’s easy, fast, cheap, and tastes addictively good. Your We begin with the text and we surrender the sermon to its dictates. preaching may be drawing a lot of people, but are they being fed well? It’s easy to master the art of drawing an audience. If we give them something pleasantly palatable we can fill empty…

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What Is Textual Criticism, and Why Is It Necessary? – Christian Article

The Bible was written at a time when the means for sharing documents were far different from the technology we have today. When the church in Thessaloniki received a letter from the apostle Paul in the mid-first century, the believers there would have read it aloud in their gatherings, and then devoted followers who recognized the value of Paul’s words would have produced handwritten copies of the letter to pass around to a wider audience. By the end of the…

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Worship Is Not Just Wonder; It Is Thankfulness – Christian Article

O Lord, our Lord,how majestic is your name in all the earth!You have set your glory above the heavens.Out of the mouth of babies and infants,you have established strength because of your foes,to still the enemy and the avenger.When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,what is man that you are mindful of him,and the son of man that you care for him?Yet you have made him…

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A Brief Introduction to the Heart of Abraham Kuyper – Christian Article

Last year Lexham Press released a book of daily devotions from the young Abraham Kuyper, Honey from the Rock. Though most know Kuyper now for his Christian cultural engagement, in his time he was better known for his personal meditations. George Harinck, professor of history at the Free University of Amsterdam and Theological University of Kampen, writes in his endorsement of the book: Kuyper is best known for his Christian vision of cultural engagement. This is his legacy, but in…

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