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Stress Management

Stress — in many ways an unavoidable effect of living — could be the very thing that is slowly killing you. We hear about it all the time, and we experience its detrimental effects. In some cases we may even be unknowingly looking for it. Yet, few really understand it,…

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The Purpose of Work

When we think about work, all too many seem to believe that it is a necessary evil. They would rather be somewhere else, enjoying some other activity they find much more pleasurable. Others, instead, actually find their identity in what they do. To them, work is a necessity, a distraction,…

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A Theology of Ministry

The New Testament uses the common term diaconia to express the concept of ministry. This term describes the service that constitutes the function of the diaconos or minister. In our context, it indicates service within the Christian church. Ministry, then, is service: service to God first, and to God’s people…

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Step-Parenting: Mission NOT Impossible

Taking on the role of a step-parent may seem like stepping into an episode of Mission Impossible, but it really does not have to be that way. Surely, the role of a step-parent is difficult and challenging, but it is NOT impossible. The Lord has given you this opportunity. However,…

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Forgiveness

Perhaps the best way to start our study on forgiveness is to actually pause and think. Yes, let’s think together. Can anyone of us claim to be sinless, that we have never done anything wrong? (Romans 3:9-18) Indeed, we are all sinners, and we have all rebelled against God in…

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Posted in Getting to Know God Suffering and Grief

The Problem of Evil

Evil is a daily reality. Our suffering, as well as the suffering of others, vividly marks its presence in our world. In any given day, every newspaper contains many examples of evil and its painful consequences. Entire religious systems have come from human attempts to explain the presence of evil…

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Where Was God?

It was all there in her eyes, together with hundreds of questions only a little girl like her could ask. It was forever stopped in time, as she glanced at the camera on her very last walk. Buchenwald, Dachau, Auschwitz. It was all there. Sinister images of brick buildings and…

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Acquiring a Vision for Ministry

One of the most difficult things for a human being is to honestly and sincerely pray, “Your will be done!” These words call for a total surrender of our will to the Lord’s. Of course, this applies not only to our personal lives, but also to our vision for ministry….

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A Glimpse Into Eternity

Some things in life are just like watching a movie — you cannot fully understand the end unless you first see the beginning. In a sense, understanding what God has in store for us is similar.  We need to take a look at the beginning to understand the full impact…

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