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Ecclesiastes Is the Story of Abel Writ Large

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” So says Qohelet, the author of Ecclesiastes, as he begins his reflections. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” For many, these words resound with a skeptical and, some may…

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Why Christ’s Ascension is Essential

For a long time, I never really understood the Ascension. To me, the disciples’ question in Acts 1:6 seemed eminently reasonable. Why did Jesus have to go? Why not just…

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Theologians Craft Wesleyan Agreement for a Divided Methodi…… | News & Reporting

Sixty-four scholars and theologians have signed on to a “Wesleyan witness,” a six-part, 62-page document they hope will shape the future of Methodism, define orthodox Wesleyanism, and ground more Christians…

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After 2,000 UK Church Buildings Close, New Church Plants G…… | News & Reporting

A survey released by evangelical organizations in the United Kingdom last month found that, while around half of the country’s population identify as Christian, only 6 percent are “practicing” and…

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Why Suffering Belongs in Our Sermons | CT Pastors

Matthew D. Kim is no stranger to pain, either personally or as a pastor. In Preaching to People in Pain: How Suffering Can Shape Your Sermons and Connect with Your…

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Pastors in the Valley of Death Row

On April 21, 2022, the state of Texas executed 78-year-old Carl Buntion, who shot and killed police officer James Irby in 1990. But Buntion wasn’t alone when he died. Beyond…

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Southern Baptists Refused to Act on Abuse, Despite Secret …… | News & Reporting

Armed with a secret list of more than 700 abusive pastors, Southern Baptist leaders chose to protect the denomination from lawsuits rather than protect the people in their churches from…

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This Is the Southern Baptist Apocalypse

They were right. I was wrong to call sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) a crisis. Crisis is too small a word. It is an apocalypse. Someone asked…

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How the Early Church Dealt with Racial and Cultural Division | CT Pastors

“Therefore I conclude that we should not cause extra difficulty for those among the Gentiles who are turning to God.” (Acts 15:19, NET) It has never been more…

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Died: Franz Mohr, Master Piano Tuner and Evangelist…… | News & Reporting

Franz Mohr, former chief concert technician at Steinway & Sons in New York, has died at 94. He was, in his own assessment, “just a piano tuner who loves the…

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