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A Tie Is Unacceptable

Today is a huge day.  Today the United States Men’s National Team plays Germany for a berth to the knockout round of 16 in the World Cup.  The pundits tell us the US only needs a tie or better to advance.  In fact, even a loss might get us through.  For that reason you can…

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Robbed Blind: The Lost Solace of Privacy

There was a time when certain things were sacred. While my wife and I were in the hospital with our newest addition this week, we were visited by an older woman who recounted her own deliveries, commenting, “Now back then, they didn’t allow husbands in the delivery room!”  Can you imagine?  These days, videos are…

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‘Judah’ and ‘Judas’ Are the Same Name

The history of Bible translation has placed a huge stumbling block in our path.  It’s not a Gospel issue, but it is an issue of immense symbolism, allusion, and typology.  I’m speaking of course of the name translated ‘Judas Iscariot’. If you have ever read the Greek translation of the OT (the Septuagint), you probably already…

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Jesus Saves, But He Had Help: Trinitarian Hymns

The slogan “Jesus Saves” is completely true–but it is incomplete.  Jesus’ death on the cross was the atonement for our sins, and we should never cease to praise Him for his willingness to become the sacrifice in our behalf.  However, salvation is not a one-man job.  Jesus has two partners in crime: God the Father…

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The Me-Monster of Singleness

I’m a married man.  What qualifies me to say anything about singleness?  I mean, I got married right out of college when I was 21.  I didn’t have to struggle through any time as a single adult.  So why should you listen to me? We spoiled married people love to offer trite advice to you…

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‘Keyword Learning System’: A Great Discipleship Resource

Can you guess which book of the Bible this picture represents?  Hmm…We’ve got an apple core paddling a holy saint.  But that core is dressed like an indian.  He’s a core…indian.  And there’s just one, not two.  Hmm…one core-indian…one corindian…FIRST CORINTHIANS! The picture above is one of 66 slides that we use at College Street…