Derek Thomas on the mark of Christian authenticity: our secret life. For those whose calling involves public expressions of the Christian life, the challenge is to live as a disciple of Jesus when people can’t see us. From the article: Six times in the Sermon on the Mount, alluding to three distinct exercises, Jesus employs …

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While no family is without some level of disfunction, those whose experience of family has left them hurt and alienated can experience what family is truly meant to be as part of the church. It’s one of the reasons I look forward to gathering with Christians week by week: From Derek Thomas: …the church is …

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God-breathed Scripture demands the preacher to proclaim what the text says, not use the text to illustrate their thoughts and theme. From Derek Thomas: Paul was concerned for purity and honesty in handling the Scriptures. He charged young Timothy again to present himself to God “as one approved, a worker who has no need to …

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