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Key Connections (July 6, 2017)

Confessing Our Sins Together (Ryan Griffith, Desiring God) For Christians, confession of sin, ultimately, is application of the gospel. Authentic confession of sin is a mingling of humble contrition before God, faith-filled appropriation of the grace of reconciliation, and heartfelt gratitude for the satisfaction that has been accomplished in the cross […]
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“Readers and Writers” Episode 3 with Cameron Cole

One of the primary failures of youth ministry is that the gospel is reduced to justification. (Cameron Cole) Unlocking the Bible continues to release weekly episodes of Readers and Writers with Colin Smith, a podcast recorded live at The Gospel Coalition’s 2017 National Conference. Our third guest is Cameron Cole, who […]
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God Gives More Grace to Proud People

It was a day full of “feedback.” A lady approached me after the worship service and commented on my children’s behavior during the sermon. This was after a fellow teacher had disagreed with my plan to teach a weighty subject in Sunday School. I wanted to find a hole and […]

Loving the Church When It’s Hard

“I just don’t want to go back. I didn’t feel welcomed there, and I probably won’t feel welcomed again.” I read my friend’s message after I had invited her to our church, and my heart hurt for her. This wasn’t the first time I had heard these words. Many conversations […]
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How to Start Reading Your Bible

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) There used to be long periods when I would never open my Bible outside […]

Do You Need to Recharge Your Soul?

I’m not techy. Even though I work for a digital magazine and am grateful for the ability to get the gospel to more people because of it, I don’t love technology. I prefer paper and pen to computer and screens. I like the feel and smell (especially the smell) of “real” books, […]