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Let’s Fight FOR Worship!

Everybody worships. Not everyone believes in God, or in gods, or in the God of the Bible, but everyone worships. Everybody ascribes worth to something, which is one of the basic definitions of worship. My favorite bo about worship, outside the Bible, is Warren Wiersbe’s Real Worship: Playground, Battleground, or Holy Ground?. Wiersbe offers this concise definition of worship… Worship is …

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Book Review (and Giveaway): Transforming Church in Rural America

I grew up in a small, rural community in a small, rural church. I’ve served as Pastor of small, rural churches as well. So to see that Pastor Shannon O’l had written a bo on “breaking all the rurals,” he had my attention. Upon reading his work, I’ve been left uncomfortable and disturbed! In Transforming Church in Rural America, Shannon …

The Lord Who Heals and the People Who Worship

I must confess, as a Baptist, it to me a rather long time to come to understand the healing nature of God. We Baptists, as Adrian Rogers put it, “believe in miracles, but trust in Jesus.” I still believe this is best. But I also freely admit that in our reaction to the extremism of “healing evangelists” like Binny Hinn …