Understanding Baptism – Bobby Jamieson

Baptism, for the vast majority of Christian denominations, is a very important topic. It’s something Jesus modeled in his ministry with his own baptism and something he commanded his followers to both submit to and perform. It’s such an all-pervasive part of Christianity that it often gets overlooked in Christian teaching because “they already know about that.” But truth is many don’t truly understand it at all. In this short volume,...

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All Authority – Joey Shaw
Jun03

All Authority – Joey Shaw

Caution. If you or your church doesn’t take the Great Commission seriously, this book will either be the catalyst to a whole new way of living or a weight that will never leave you. You can’t walk away from this book unchanged or unconvinced…just unwilling. Joey Shaw’s All Authority sets the kingdom mandate of the Great Commission as simply that: a command given to you by the God of the universe who has the authority to command you to...

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Critical Conversations: A Christian Parent’s Guide to Discussing Homosexuality with Teens – Tom Gilson
Jun02

Critical Conversations: A Christian Parent’s Guide to Discussing Homosexuality with Teens – Tom Gilson

There is this image of a youth pastor as the guy with pizza and games and light on moral teaching and theological substance. That may be true for some, but in reality, the youth pastor has his finger on the pulse of current culture—and future public policy. As such, the issue of homosexuality has come up multiple times in my youth group and forced me to have a Christ-minded and informed theological response that is timely in its...

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Bronner: A Journey to Understand – Sherri Burgess
Jun02

Bronner: A Journey to Understand – Sherri Burgess

There is nothing more difficult than the loss of a child. Unless you’ve been there, you cannot imagine the grief and the pain and the questions. And if you have been there, there is no need to imagine because, whether your loss is recent or far removed, such a loss affects your very sense of identity. But in a more general sense, everyone undergoes pain and tragedy. Nobody escapes life unscathed. That’s why the question of the...

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Seated with Christ – Heather Holleman
Mar06

Seated with Christ – Heather Holleman

Seated with Christ. It’s a strange term, somewhat oblique, somewhat opaque, somewhat obscure, but it perfectly captures our spiritual and social status in this life. Most Christians claim Christ, but aren’t seated with him. Most Christians are overstressed and overworked and overtired, but won’t take their seat at the table. So what is being Seated with Christ and how do we take our place beside the Savior? I didn’t know what to...

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Curious – Tom Hughes
Mar06

Curious – Tom Hughes

The secret to success is not in knowing the right answers, but in asking the right questions. In Curious, Tom Hughes exemplifies that principle in relation to the Christian life. Why is a big part of my vocabulary. I work as a youth pastor. I ask why a lot. Why do you believe that? Why do you think others believe differently? Questions are better than lectures because questions open up dialogue and ensure understanding. Asking...

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