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Why it’s dangerous to have a New Testament God

  • Ruth Baker
  • 3 December 2018

Some Christians may think, since there is only one God, that he was angry and vengeful in the Old Testament but loving and compassionate in the New.

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Choosing helpful Christmas traditions

  • Mike Allen
  • 28 November 2018

I think we need to acknowledge that some Christmas traditions are just genuinely unhelpful. But what about less overt customs?

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Little Bobby’s perfect day: Promoting creative team ministry

  • Braden Marsden
  • 26 November 2018

When you become complacent in your ministry and do the same programs and activities “because that’s what we have always done”, then your ministry will fail to cater to changes in culture.

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The follow-up course

  • Dave Jensen
  • 21 November 2018

Once your evangelistic course is over, what happens next?

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When your sermon needs Greg

  • Tim MacBride
  • 14 November 2018

If you’re a preacher who has ever tried to do something different in order to captivate a congregation with the truth of Scripture... at some point, you’ve fallen into the error of allowing your sermon to serve a creative idea, rather than the other way around.

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Mother-to-mother gospel opportunities

  • Emily Cobb
  • 12 November 2018

As a Christian, it is easy to feel confused about how to speak into this post-Christian culture: do we share our beliefs about gender, marriage and sexuality with these mothers, or do we stay silent?

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Leading a quiet growth group

  • Richard Sweatman
  • 7 November 2018

Our confidence is tested to the limit as questions are met with seemingly unending silence. “Will anyone ever speak? Are my questions that bad?” Or we answer our own questions like a solo performer in a surreal theological drama.

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When reading the Bible isn’t working

  • Tara Sing
  • 5 November 2018

There are hundreds of Bible reading plans to choose from. I know because I have searched them, I have tried them, and I have failed them.

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Helping poor readers in home groups

  • Ian Carmichael
  • 31 October 2018

I’m talking about people who don’t struggle at all with the English language; people who might have postgraduate degrees in law or English; even people who might work with words professionally every day. So why do they need help?

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The simple way to teach with puppets

  • Martin Olmos
  • 29 October 2018

Puppets give you power: power to engage and hold children’s attention, even in a crowd; power to create a ‘proxy child’ with whom the audience can identify; power to create a regular structure that children can master and within which they can learn.

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