Illustrations, as their name demonstrates, are not the focus of a sermon’s message but serve to help important points of teaching or application be clarified and understood. They must not distract or confuse, nor should they focus attention on the preacher or alienate hearers from the message. This article about illustrations by Barry York is …

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Drew Hunter observes that modern communication technology can be a helpful aid in growing relationships when it supplements face-to-face interactions, but when it becomes a primary or sole means of communication relationships will stagnate at superficial levels. Deep Communion vs. Digital Communication … Modern technology is a great tool for keeping up certain aspects of …

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Brian Croft writes about the virtues of silence in a noisy and distracted world. It is a practice that Christians exercise before God, and one that we then exercise toward one another, so that we might truly listen. Croft explains how silence enables us to listen, not just wait for our turn to make noise. …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 43 112. Q. What is required in the ninth commandment? A. That I do not bear false witness against anyone, twist anyone’s words, be a gossip or a slanderer, or condemn anyone lightly without a hearing. Rather I am required to avoid, under penalty of God’s wrath, all lying and …

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An in-depth article in The New Yorker dealing with dementia care and the way its practictioners struggle with the lying and untruths that are part of the life of carers and patients. Over the decades and even within among practitioners differing points of view and practices have been dominant and then given way to others. …

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Ligon Duncan is a Presbyterian from the USA. First posted as a series of Tweets, then collated and shared around the internet, here’s his ten-point social media strategy. Relentlessly encourage, edify, and inform. Ignore trolls, mockers, and slanderers into oblivion. Starve dissensionists, narcissists, and errorists of the attention they crave. Point people to sound people …

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