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10 Steps to a Better Sermon this Sunday

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The first sermon I ever preached was on a muggy Sunday night in a Baptist Church. My legs shook as much as my voice while I tried to thunder out the horrors of Hell and wax eloquent on the urgency of evangelism. I had spent about two weeks studying and filled up [...]

The Gospel According to Flannery O’Connor

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Bring up the doctrines of grace and you’ll get Christians stirred up faster than a fox in a hen house. You’ll have them flapping around cackling Scripture back and forth at each other until hurt feelings fly like feathers. Probably, these rascally doctrines are responsible for more split churches than Colonel [...]

Five Keys to Understanding Revelation

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Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins sold more than 65 million copies from their 16-volume Left Behind series. Seven of their titles reached #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly’s bestseller list. And, in October of 2014,  there’s a movie coming out based on the series starring Nicholas Cage. “No [...]

Ten Reasons to Read the Bible, Even if You’re Not Religious

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The Bible is by far the most widely and prolifically published book in all of history, making it the most accessible book in the western world. It’s also arguably one of the most controversial books ever published—like people being burned at the stake, controversial! That’s why I’m often surprised at how many [...]

5 Secrets Good Writers Know

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Nathaniel Hawthorne said “Easy reading is damn hard writing.” If you’re a writer, maybe you were like I was in the beginning and imagined when you picked up the pen to write, inspiration would flow through the nib and onto the page as easily as your hand glided across the foolscap. [...]