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Discipleship

Abundant life - 7 articles
The Back Page | Philip Yancey: Getting a Life
The most fully alive persons are those who give their lives away.

Shopping for the Real Me, Part 1 of 3
Why nothing ever quite fits right.

Shopping for the Real Me, Part 2 of 3
Why nothing ever quite fits right.

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Accountability - 104 articles
No Easy Saint
Bonhoeffer and just war.

With a Little Help From My Friends
Stewardship of Power

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Appointed time - 2 articles
What Hal Lindsey Taught Me About the Second Coming
At UCLA, amid war protests and police helicopters, teachings on an imminent end made a lot of sense.

THE LANDMARK SERMON
A clear word at the right time can keep the church from getting separated.


Authority - 152 articles
Good News or Old News?
The Via Negativa as Road to Renewal

Surviving a Power Play

Pastors Killed, Churches Burned
New wave of violence begins.

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Backsliding - 7 articles
"Big Numbers, Big Problems"
Christianity is in the midst of a massive global shift. But how much of a difference is it making in its new homelands?

Ex-Gay Leader Disciplined for Gay Bar Visit
Exodus removes John Paulk as board chairman, places him on probationary status as member.

Are Conservative Christians Abusive Parents?
Plus: An ex-gay leader goes into a bar, and blaming spanking for youth violence.

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Balance - 48 articles
Feeling Good About the Non-Urgent

Staying on the Job
Staying Balanced
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Bearing the Cross - 14 articles
Religious Cleansing
What you can do to help persecuted Christians in Indonesia

Nigeria: Sub-Saharan Powder Keg
What you can do to help persecuted Christians in Nigeria

Heightened Hostilities in Egypt
What you can do to help persecuted Christians in Egypt

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Beginnings - 4 articles
Oil and Water
"In third-century Rome, baptism was high drama"

Willow Creek's Place in History
It turns out that the church that made seeker-sensitive a part of our vocabulary is not as revolutionary as its critics have said.

Russia: Ready to Stand on Their Own?
In the former Soviet Union, evangelical churches are growing but not yet mature.

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Bible study - 140 articles
What New Christians Need Most

Baby Lambs and Old Sheep

Keeping Visitors Coming Back

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Christ, abiding in - 4 articles
On Foot
The virtues of walking

Youth: DC/LA Events Let Teens Put Faith on Display

TOUGH FAITH
One church leader's experience of living by faith when deprived of virtually everything but life itself.

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Christian - 98 articles
Two Iraqi Churches Bombed
Plus: Mr. Bean opposes British religious hate-crime bill, religious summit opens in Indonesia, Vatican condemns 'Christianophobia', Christmas dilemma, praying for the home team, and other articles from online sources around the world.

Terrorizing Ally
Saudi Arabia tortures Christians even as it makes human-rights gestures.

Back to the Basics
Christian-Muslim violence requires a 'new' missions strategy: Forgiveness and love.

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Christian life - 188 articles
Means and Ends
The spiritual theology of Eugene Peterson.

Once Upon Tribulation

More Than an Empty Bed

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Christianity - 446 articles
Breaking 80
Golfers don't want to be better people. They want to be better golfers.

God the Economist
John Polkinghorne's Trinitarian reality.

A Theology of Sound
Attentive listening.

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Christlikeness - 53 articles
Cooling off Gay Agenda
PCUSA conservatives turn back liberal challenges

Power in Punjab
Christians see churches—and opposition—grow among Sikhs

Everyday Truths
"Simple activities bind families together and deepen their relationship with God, says the author of Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families"

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Consecration - 4 articles
Florida Bishop Defies Episcopal Church Head
The consecration of a new bishop becomes the latest battleground between Frank Griswold and the American Anglican Council

Watch Your Mouth
"Church controversies in Britain and Australia focus on a dirty word, the Word of God, and whether premarital sex is really a sin."

Chicago Church Raises Money to Hire Prostitutes
Plus: Dignified anger and judgment at Anglican meeting, Messianic Muslims, and The Cider House Doesn't Rule.

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Correction - 14 articles
Taking the Unpopular Stand

When You Need to Motivate -- or Correct

When You Need to Confront

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Devotion - 19 articles
Forgetting God
Why decadence drives out discipline.

Power: Preaching for Total Commitment

Anglican Priest Hopes to Boldly Go Where No Clergyman Has Gone Before
Ken Clapham wants to be the international space station's chaplain.

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Disciple - 7 articles
"Feature: New Disciples: Born, but Also Made"
'I'm Only Doing What God Told Me to Do'
"The founder of Campus Crusade for Christ talks about America's moral disintegration, Christians in politics, and his hopes for the greatest spiritual awakening in the history of the world."

Dreamin' and Teamin'

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Discipleship - 204 articles
Leading Worship Leaders
4 ways I'm learning to guide artists.

No-Fault Division?
It may be time for mainline churches to consider an amicable divorce.

Discipleship
Quotations to stir heart and mind

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Discipline - 55 articles
The Lord Our God Is One
Three Christians trace their roots back to the Hebrew Bible-and encounter God's present-day chosen people.

Forgetting God
Why decadence drives out discipline.

Pondering a Divorce
Some United Methodists think their differences are irreconcilable.

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Edification - 2 articles
Finding a Spiritual Director

From the Archives: Instructions to Young Converts
Charles Finney (1792-1875)

Fellowship, with God - 6 articles
First Things First
Teaching about worship by asking the right questions

Johnny Cash's Song of Redemption
How the coolest man in the music industry became that way while singing about Jesus and the Cross

The Smiling Grandfather Clock
"On Father's Day, the Holy Ghost helped me finally connect the dots and glimpse God's character"

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Fruit of the Spirit - 5 articles
Yancey: Getting to Know Me
In most ways important to God, I had failed miserably.
Trying Patience on for Size
If Christians are to be clothed with patience, why do so many of us feel naked?

Rediscovering the Holy Spirit, Part 1
Bible scholar Gordon Fee thinks we have domesticated the Holy Spirit and missed the point of his mission

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Fullness, spiritual - 4 articles
Despite Protestant Growth, Hispanic Catholicism Holds Steady in U.S.
Younger generations leaving for Protestant churches, but immigrants make up difference

Incarnating Mystery
Michael Card argues that a proper view of Christ is a key to creativity.

This World Is Not My Home
What some mainline Protestants are rediscovering about living as exiles in a foreign culture.

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Goals - 74 articles
Maintaining Momentum

The Many Sides of Administration

Can Finance People Be Ministry Minded?

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Growth - 145 articles
Feeling Good About the Non-Urgent

Pulling Weeds from Your Field of Dreams

Perils of the Professionally Holy

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Growth, spiritual - 116 articles
Is Growth a Decision?

The Leprosy Doctor
Paul Brand showed how to serve others sacrificially and emerge with joy

Despite Protestant Growth, Hispanic Catholicism Holds Steady in U.S.
Younger generations leaving for Protestant churches, but immigrants make up difference

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Healing - 268 articles
Every Fraud Needs a Cure
How perpetrators are more gullible than their victims. An excerpt from Cleaning Up.

Pop Love for a War-Torn World
Atomic Bomb is classic U2, with a prescription for healing the world.

Praying for Terrorists
Christians seek healing in Beslan.

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Holiness - 87 articles
Baptism + Fire
Suffering may build character, but ultimately it's not about us.

Wind of Terror, Wind of Glory
We cannot know God's majesty without his terrible holiness.

Perils of the Professionally Holy

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Holiness, human - 9 articles
Perils of the Professionally Holy

The Tension
"Being Holy, Being Human"

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Inner person - 2 articles
Working with Your Emotional Type

The Two Eliots
To all appearance, a biographer writes, "Eliot was conventional, mild, decorous, yet the hidden character was daring and savage."


Law and grace - 7 articles
The Lord Our God Is One
Three Christians trace their roots back to the Hebrew Bible-and encounter God's present-day chosen people.

Living by Law, Looking for Intimacy
What Christians can learn from the debates that divide American Jews. This is the first installment in a five-part series.

A Passionate Passion
Oberammergau's drama not only survives, it thrives.

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Life - 121 articles
This Poor Gray Ember of Creation
Marilynne Robinson's Gilead is a novel to savor

Baptism + Fire
Suffering may build character, but ultimately it's not about us.

From Ewww ... to Wow!
What a big difference a small spider made.

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Maturity - 55 articles
Well With My Soul
Grace at Home
With a Little Help From My Friends
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Mentoring - 75 articles
Sex Ed. For Adults
God-given longings in a broken world.

Going New School
Emerging business trend can energize ministry.

Mentoring the Next Generation

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Moderation - 7 articles
Southern Baptist Leaders Lament Funding Cuts
Texas board's action to reduce funding called 'bad for common missions causes'

A Little Wine for the Soul?
The Bible says drunkenness is a sin (Galatians 5:21). But is occasional social drinking OK for Christians?

Amassed Media: The Drink Debate
What Christian leaders past and present have said about social drinking—and where to find them online.

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Needs - 207 articles
Nightmares and Miracles
A good beginning to the long battle for human rights in North Korea.

A Heartless Homeland
Why more North Koreans than ever are fleeing their country.

Codependent No More
When Pleasing Others Is Hurting You addresses the need to be needed.

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Oaths - 4 articles
The Marriage Mystery

The Quakers
Protest and renewal: Reformers before the Reformation

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Obedience - 80 articles
Discipleship
Quotations to stir heart and mind

Listening Servant
Playing Hurt
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Objectives - 3 articles
Overseeing Staff

Time Bandits

CALLING PLAYS THE PLAYERS CAN PLAY
An interview with Kennon Callahan


Order - 22 articles
Feature: Including Children in Worship

Friendly Rules
The Tradition Temptation
Why we should still give Scripture pride of place

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Piety - 23 articles
Catholic + American = ?
How a communal body made its peace with liberal democracy.

Far from Busyness
"Teaching the Dead Bird to Sing wrestles with overwork, discouragement, and doubt"

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times
The moral complexity of the American Revolution.

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Prayer - 777 articles
'Ragamuffin' Author Brennan Manning Dies
The patched-up life and unshabby message of Brennan Manning.

Is Growth a Decision?

First Language

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Priorities - 165 articles
Q & A: Bobby Welch
President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), on his five-week national bus tour, which ended October 7, to jump-start evangelism in the 16.3-million-member denomination. The SBC has experienced a four-year decline in baptisms.

Wooing the Faithful
President Bush needs evangelicals more than ever, but it's unclear how badly they want him for another four years.

American Idols
Larry Crabb says there's something better than control and success.

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Reproof - 2 articles
Readers' Forum: Get Thou Over It!

Reflections

Righteousness - 12 articles
Salt-and-Pepper Politics
Choosing between candidates whose consciences are too clean.

A Calm Answer
… to a critique of "The Gospel of Jesus Christ: An Evangelical Celebration."

On Oden's Answer

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Role models - 36 articles
In Need of a Good Reputation

Serving God Without God
The author of Running on Empty discusses his life in ministry with and without a walk with God.
The Leprosy Doctor
Paul Brand showed how to serve others sacrificially and emerge with joy

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Spiritual direction - 141 articles
Curing Souls: The Forgotten Art

Good News from the Doctor
A longtime TV physician's tortuous search leads to an informal apologetic.

Your Preaching Is Unique

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Spiritual disciplines - 120 articles
Good News or Old News?
The Via Negativa as Road to Renewal

Temptations in Disaster
A ministry leader in Sri Lanka advises his colleagues on spiritual disciplines during a crisis.

The Good Fight
4 spiritual disciplines to keep fights from scarring your soul.

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Striving - 4 articles
New Fuel Source
Brown-Out
Currents that shape your soul

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Talents - 26 articles
Feature: Stewardship Means More Than $$$

Discerning God's Will
"Quotations to stir the heart and mind from Van Gogh, Dante, Thomas Merton, and others"

Chicago's Razzle-Dazzle Runs Rings Around Other Oscar Nominees
Woe to the Academy, a preview of Daredevil, Fuller Seminary promotes Gods and Generals, and critics respond to How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Shanghai Knights, Deliver Us from Eva, and Russian Ark.

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Teamwork - 83 articles
Listening to the Listeners

Recruiting and Keeping Teachers

"Knowing What to Teach, and How"

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Temptation, avoiding - 17 articles
Counseling the Seductive Female

Transference: Loosening the Tie That Blinds

Perils of the Professionally Holy

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Temptation, resisting - 29 articles
Counseling the Seductive Female

Pulling Weeds from Your Field of Dreams

Perils of the Professionally Holy

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Ten Commandments - 100 articles
Christianity Today News Briefs
Booting the Salvation Army, falling giving, and suing for rights.

Supreme Court Will Rule on Ten Commandments Displays
Plus: Catholic bishops challenge Kerry as evangelical theologians criticize Bush, 110 Iraqi Christians killed, and other stories from online sources around the world.

The Evangelical Voting Gap
Plus: Bishop responds to pagan priests story, Godless EU constitution signed, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Victory - 16 articles
Cheated by the Affirming Church
Contrary to what some churches teach, it is homosexuality—and not its suppression—that enslaves people like me.

The War Within Continues

Beyond Crisis
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Walk, Christian - 8 articles
The Religious Reagan
Spiritual influences on the president's life were strong and varied.

Is a Mustard Seed Enough?
Faith and unbelief

Sunday's Comin'

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Wholehearted devotion - 1 articles
Republicans Willing to Okay Overseas Abortions
Cedric Pulford


WWJD - 10 articles
El Espiritu Santo
Exploring Latino Pentecostalism.

What Would Buffy Do?
Is it possible to call for help ironically—and really mean it?

Kingdom Prodigy
How an 8-year-old girl from Georgia began a community program that has fed thousands.

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Zeal - 37 articles
Why I Don't Set Goals

Zeal vs. Art: The Preacher's Dilemma

Passion or Polish?

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