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April 6, 2020

Addressing Spiritual Lethargy: A Biblical Approach

A.  Biblical Approach to Spiritual Lethargy The Bible instructs pastors on how to address spiritual lethargy when it overcomes those under their spiritual care.  All churches have at least a few members who are dying spiritually and also some who need to be roused out of their slumber.  One of…
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March 30, 2020

Addressing Spiritual Lethargy: An Introduction

Defining Spiritual Lethargy Called to care for and cure souls, pastors invest a significant amount of time and energy addressing a malady which can be diagnosed as spiritual lethargy.  The Apostle Paul urged the Thessalonians to avoid succumbing to spiritual lethargy: “so then let us not sleep as others do,…
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March 16, 2020

Exploring Virtue in Mankind | Part 3: China and the Impact of Virtue

The Western view of virtue it that it is the essential characteristic of the citizens of a self-governing republic. What about virtue for the nations of the East and especially China with its ancient empires and now its communist centralized system? What role does the virtue of the people play…
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March 13, 2020

Why Do I Need Seminary?

Why Do I Need Seminary? Here are a couple of quotes you may have heard before: “Why do I need to spend three years at a seminary when I have the Holy Spirit?” or “If Jesus can use illiterate fishermen to start His church, why do I need to go…
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March 11, 2020

Exploring Virtue in Mankind | Part 2: The Origin of Civic Virtue

Where Are These Civic Virtues Found? A Republic requires the virtue of its citizens to function well and even to survive. I think that this surprising thought from Montesquieu makes me look at our European and especially our American governments in a fresh light. But what kind of virtue is…
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March 6, 2020

Theological Education in the Information Age

The last several years have left a mark on education in unprecedented ways and not just theological education, but all education. Websites like Coursera, Edx, and Lynda have arrived and provide people with skills and education, that at one time, were only available at a college. Theological education has not…
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