The Hardest Peace – Kara Tippets

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All Church Music as Participation in the Word

THE ECHOING WORD The most beautiful instrument in any Christian service is the sound of the congregation singing.  For this reason, we strive to be professionals at “participation” in singing in church and not professional musicians.  All the music at Northbridge on a Sunday morning is “folk” music.  By folk, we do not mean a particular

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How to Evangelize a Muslim

Can this be a religion of peace? Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the

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Slow to Anger

Why are we so easily angered? Just hours and not yet quite days later people on social media and more specifically Christians were angered over the Starbucks Red Cup Christmas gate.  Never mind that Christians were recently angered that corporations were using Christmas for financial gain by placing Christian symbols on their products only a

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Scoffers on Saturday

What is a SCOFFER? 1. A scoffer uses his mouth in sinful ways. Do not miss that the author parallels scoffers with the wicked and sinners. Wickedness often manifests most conspicuously in the way that a person speaks. As James says elsewhere, “The tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is

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Why you SHOULD criticize your Pastor

Why you SHOULD criticize your Pastor Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. — James 3:1 No, your church leaders are not above criticism. Sometimes they deserve it and need it. Here are some reasons you should criticize your pastor(s): 1.

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