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Spiritual Disciplines

Assessment - 3 articles
Multi(per)plexed
Christians remain divided about what a 'good' movie is

"Investing: $158,000 Assessment Stirs Pastor's Wrath"
Twin Cities suburb wants church to pay for road improvements

Well-Focused Preaching
Taking a clear picture of your preaching activities requires both wide-angle and zoom lenses.


Celebration - 33 articles
Eat, Drink, and Relax
Think the Pilgrims would frown on today's football-tossing, turkey-gobbling Thanksgiving festivities? Maybe not.

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

The Ministry of Ceremony and Celebration

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Charitable giving - 35 articles
Investing as Love
Gary Moore's biblical approach to financial management

The Ancient Rise and Recent Fall of Tithing
Is yet another time-honored Christian practice fading from view?

Evangelicals Plan to Minister to Iraqis' Needs—Physical and Spiritual
"Evangelism efforts will join relief work, say Southern Baptist Convention and Samaritan's Purse"

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Choices - 53 articles
Too Much Choice?
On misdiagnosing the problem.

Sin and Evil
Quotations to stir heart and mind.

Frozen Out
What to do with those extra embryos.

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Christian practices - 58 articles
More Than an Empty Bed

Winking at Corruption No More
Christians help lead a worldwide movement opposing graft.

First Things First
Teaching about worship by asking the right questions

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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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Commandments - 1 articles
Reflections

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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Daily bread - 2 articles
"Empty Stomach, Full Heart"

"Aisle 4: Milk, Bread, and God"

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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Devotional life - 36 articles
Building Spiritual Life Together
The Most Challenging Prayer Partner

Home-Grown Devotions

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Discernment - 193 articles
Worldview Boot Camp
Evangelical young people need training in the truth about truth.

Controlling the Flow of Information

Transference: Loosening the Tie That Blinds

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Duty - 10 articles
Lewis the Letter-Writer
An unconscious autobiography in two volumes of correspondence.

From Duty to Delight
I'd become self-absorbed and numb. Could I learn to live and love again?

Going to Your Left

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Dying to Self - 2 articles
A Sureer Footing

Stuck on the Road to Emmaus
The secret to why we are not fulfilled.


Fasting - 41 articles
Holy Greed
Watering the Garden
"Empty Stomach, Full Heart"

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Fellowship - 141 articles
Soul Health
You can't be fruitful if you neglect the Source.

Can I Let On That I'm Down?
First Things First

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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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Food, spiritual - 6 articles
Let's Dance

Resisting Relevancy
The church suffers when pastors confuse anecdotes with parables

It's Called Junk Food for a Reason
Two books explore the differences between true nourishment and its counterfeits

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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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Giving - 132 articles
In Praise of Anonymity

Christianity Today News Briefs
Booting the Salvation Army, falling giving, and suing for rights.

Essays on Competence

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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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Hardship - 8 articles
'Boston Movement' Apologizes
Open letter prompts leaders of controversial church to promise reform

"Lutherans, Presbyterians Cut Budgets"
Staff positions and ministries trimmed in the face of a struggling economy

Suffering & Grief
Quotations to stir the heart and mind

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Hearing God's voice - 37 articles
Listening Servant
Too Tired to Pray
God Among the Doubts
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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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Hospitality - 50 articles
Good Boundaries Make Good Christians
The difference between welcome and inclusion

A Conference with "Real People"

The First Year

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Hunger, spiritual - 27 articles
Holy Greed
The Gospel for Generation X

"Empty Stomach, Full Heart"

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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."


Martyrdom - 83 articles
Submitting to Islam—or Dying
Ceasefires and peace talks bow to greater powers in Sudan

After Babel
Two Arab poets-one Palestinian, the other Iraqi- and the vicissitudes of exile and translation

Bogus Claims of Abuse Leveled Against Martyred Missionary
Church opposes suspension of atheist pastor, and many other stories from online sources around the world.

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Martyrs - 116 articles
Church Murders Old and New
Three killed in Colombian church attack as a verdict comes for Oscar Romero 24 years after his martyrdom. Plus: is the religion gap smaller than the money gap?

Korean Hostage Was Reportedly Evangelizing in Iraq
Plus: What the leaked NAE statement on politics really says, what the Catholic bishops said about Communion, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Jesus in Beijing

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Meditation - 21 articles
Dangerous Meditations
What harm is there in achieving a higher state of consciousness through meditation?

Changed by the Unchanging
A new take on the spiritual disciplines calls for a little more action and a lot more love.

The Sage of Walden Pond
I should not talk so much about myself if there were any body else whom I knew as well.

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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


Old man - 1 articles
Moving on Many Fronts
Preaching, social concern, missions, ecumenicity were among the major emphases of Pietism.


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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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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Pruning - 1 articles
Acceptable Losses

Purification - 9 articles
What About Purgatory?
The doctrinal grounding of Dante's mysterious mountain.

The Bishop at Work
Augustine saw himself not as a saint, but as a pastor with a job to do.

The Place of Prayer
What exactly took place in a synagogue service?

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Purity - 44 articles
Love Cookie

More Than an Empty Bed

The Power of a Clean Heart
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Quiet time - 5 articles
A Driven Pastor's Pursuit of God

Mary Heart, Martha Brain
How can I focus on one thing—prayer—when so many things need to be done?

Managing a Meandering Mind

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Quitting - 32 articles
Preparing to Leave

Making the Right Moves

Staying on the Job
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Reflection - 30 articles
Word Become Flesh
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind

Following the Star
Quotations to stir heart and mind

Advent
"Quotations to stir the heart and mind from Augustine, Madeleine L'Engle, and Walter Wangerin, Jr"

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Rewards - 36 articles
The Exacting Price of Ministry

Faith for the Low-Yield Years
"Seasons Change, and So Do Pastors"

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Sabbath - 47 articles
Desert and Harvest: A Sabbatical Story

Overcoming the Weekly Weariness
Brown-Out
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Sacrifice - 80 articles
Human Sacrifice Redux
How the church battles deadly prophets in its midst.

Ravi Zacharias, Rich Mouw Speak in Mormon Tabernacle
Plus: Couple attempts to sacrifice children at church altar, the new head of the Catholic bishops' conference, a focus on Dobson, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Essays on Competence

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Seeking God - 33 articles
The Sound of God's Voice
What Heresy?
The things Neo-Gnostic seekers find lacking in Christianity-experiential insight, mysticism, a direct link to God-are already there

Good for the Soul

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Self-control - 13 articles
Fat!
The science of obesity.

Resisting the Urge to Strike Back
Night Dialogues

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Self-denial - 23 articles
Love Hurts
"Walking the Old, Old Talk"
The cultural success of evangelicalism is its greatest weakness

Good for the Soul

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Self-discipline - 12 articles
The Exacting Price of Ministry

Good for the Soul

The Art of Self Leadership
Your toughest management challenge is always yourself.

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Self-examination - 114 articles
Measuring Success

Transference: Loosening the Tie That Blinds

Perils of the Professionally Holy

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Service - 122 articles
Changed by the Unchanging
A new take on the spiritual disciplines calls for a little more action and a lot more love.

Finding Your Church's Niche

Balancing Service and Solace

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Silence - 35 articles
Good News or Old News?
The Via Negativa as Road to Renewal

My Friend Fenelon

Not Everyone Learns Alike

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Simplicity - 63 articles
Too Much Choice?
On misdiagnosing the problem.

Changed by the Unchanging
A new take on the spiritual disciplines calls for a little more action and a lot more love.

Soul Health
You can't be fruitful if you neglect the Source.

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Solitude - 28 articles
Changed by the Unchanging
A new take on the spiritual disciplines calls for a little more action and a lot more love.

The Sage of Walden Pond
I should not talk so much about myself if there were any body else whom I knew as well.

Soul Health
You can't be fruitful if you neglect the Source.

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Spirit - 25 articles
Why Paul Loved His Body
2 Corinthians doesn't teach that flesh and spirit are opposites, Michael Wittmer says.

Watering the Garden
God's Astounding Laws of Nature
"I like to think of God as developing his skills, said Dr. Paul Brand"

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Spiritual armor - 2 articles
Why Pray?
Prayer Warriors
E-Mail newsletters are helping hundreds of thousands to pray about the war


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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Spiritual formation - 27 articles
Soul Health
You can't be fruitful if you neglect the Source.

Currents: In Search of Spiritual Community
A converstation with Carmen Renee Berry

The Habits of Highly Effective Bible Readers
What we can learn from the church fathers that will enrich our own Bible study.

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Spiritual gifts - 73 articles
Your Preaching Is Unique

Your Preaching Is Unique

Now That I'm a Grown-Up
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Spiritual perception - 6 articles
Muslims at Home in America
Christians have a part to play in helping Islam adapt to democracy.

Which Miracles Are Real?
"How can we tell which miracles, signs and wonders are of God?"

Finding the Grace Gates
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Spiritual warfare - 55 articles
The Trials of St. Antony

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

Ghosts of Conflicts Past
This church had been stalking its pastors for generations. Now it was time to stop.

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

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Study - 45 articles
Changed by the Unchanging
A new take on the spiritual disciplines calls for a little more action and a lot more love.

Questions to Change a Life
Preparing Yourself to Teach

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Suffering - 246 articles
Lashed to the Mast

The Trials of St. Antony

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

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Surrender - 13 articles
When You Can't Hold On

My Words in Your Mouth

Rehearsing the Covenant

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Thankfulness - 27 articles
God's Mirth Roaring in Our Veins
Thanksgiving in a Thankless World
Thankful in a Thankless World

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Thirst - 2 articles
The Manipulation Game

It's Hard to Hug a Bully
It is easier to repay evil for evil, but then all you've got is evil.


Waiting on God - 8 articles
How to Spend the Day in Prayer

The Learning Curve

Furthermore: The Fullness of Time
I'd like life to be a series of pauses like a poem, rather than a fast-paced, page-turner airport novel.

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Wakefulness - 3 articles
Hostage Vigil: Families of Hostage Couple Wait
Men's prayer group for Burnhams perseveres six days a week.

A Wake-Up Call to Become Global Christians
"The deadly attacks on America will provoke many responses, but Christians are commanded to love our neighbors."

WHEN SLEEP WON'T COME


Warfare, spiritual - 5 articles
Our Real Work
Why Pray?
Overcoming the Evil One
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Watchfulness - 3 articles
Holding This Fort
Why I Walked
Sometimes loving a denomination requires you to fight

With God on Our Side?
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.


Witness - 40 articles
Colson: What Are We Doing Here?
Authentic Fellowship
How do we learn the deep 'one another' community of Scripture without being in close proximity?

A Journalist in Babylon
The need for a critical mass in the Fourth Estate

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Worship - 505 articles
Praying With Eyes Open

Sex and the Single Christian
No, chastity isn't archaic.

Patrick Redux-Again
The Western Church's continuing romance with Celtic Christianity

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Wrestling with God - 9 articles
Holy Chutzpah
Stranger in a Strange Land-In Rembrandt's Light

Rabbit Trails to God
John Updike has made a career of writing the most theological novels in America

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