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English Class and the Gospel

English Class and the Gospel

  I was saved after my 9th grade English class. Truth be told, it was quite a bit later. However, looking back now, there were glimpses of the Gospel even back in Mrs. Taylor’s freshman English Class. This class is where I first heard about indicatives and...

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The Songs we Sing

The Songs we Sing

Every Sunday, Redeemer Church gathers together, and as a part of our service, we sing songs of worship. That is not all we do, but it is an important element of our worship service every Sunday. Have you ever wondered, “where do these songs come from?” or “why did we...

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Chronic Pain and the Gospel

Chronic Pain and the Gospel

Definition of Chronic Pain: An ever-present experience of distressing and sometimes debilitating physical pain that invades one’s body and severely impacts every single aspect of that person’s life (my definition). When I was asked to write about chronic pain for our...

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Finding Rest in the Messiah

Finding Rest in the Messiah

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28 I love an unexpected snow day. There is just something about the quiet and beauty in a fresh dusting of snow that invites us to rest. Have you thought about rest, wanting rest,...

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Willful Seasonal Amnesia

Willful Seasonal Amnesia

It happens every year—football season begins, the weather starts to cool, and Thanksgiving comes and goes; then enters the sentimentalism and nostalgia of the Christmas season. By the middle of November I see "baby Jesus" everywhere—on cards, in stores, on the...

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Unanswered Prayer?

Unanswered Prayer?

How are we to handle the unanswered prayers of our prayers for our children, our spouses, our intimate friends, and even for ourselves? Has God failed to hear us (Isa. 1:15)? Has He heard us and said “No.” (Deut. 28:15, 68)? Has He delayed His response (Jn. 11:6)?...

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Who Needs Theology?

Who Needs Theology?

Recently, I was studying at my favorite coffee shop, when a man glanced over and noticed the stack of theology books occupying my table. He said, “what are you reading?” I handed him two of the systematic theology books I was reading, and he said “isn’t it amazing...

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