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Does God Listen to Rap?: Christians and the World's Most Controversial Music

Does God Listen to Rap?: Christians and the World's Most Controversial Music

by Curtis Allen

A lot of people think that if there is one style of music in the world that God hates, it has got to be rap. Some have even gone so far as to call rap, “An unclean thing before the Lord,” and to insist that anyone who listens to rap (whether it’s made by Christians or not) risks spiritual harm. Lots of other people love and accept rap as their preferre… Read more…

Metáforas de liderança

Metáforas de liderança

by Josué Campanhã

Líderes são como árvores. Eles nascem de uma pequena semente e necessitam de raízes sólidas. Líderes são como árvores – para crescer, demandam cultivo, cuidados e elementos que auxiliem em seu crescimento, como iluminação e clima favorável. Árvores purificam o ar, transmitem estabilidade e atraem pessoas que buscam abrigo; pois os líderes deve… Read more…

Contentment, Prosperity, and God's Glory

Contentment, Prosperity, and God's Glory

by Jeremiah Burroughs

Why is it difficult to be content when you have so much? On the surface, it seems unnecessary to instruct someone to be content in times of prosperity. However, times of prosperity and abundance provide some of the strongest temptations to pull our hearts away from God. Jeremiah Burroughs was keenly aware that the riches of this world comp… Read more…

Practicing Hospitality: The Joy of Serving Others

Practicing Hospitality: The Joy of Serving Others

by Pat Ennis, Lisa Tatlock and Dorothy Kelley Patterson

What makes a person or a home hospitable? Does hospitality call for a beautifully decorated home and a menu filled with gourmet foods, or can it be as simple as offering a friend a cup of tea? In Practicing Hospitality two longtime professors (and practitioners!) of home economics provide both the theological base and the practical knowledge to understand an… Read more…

Prepared by Grace, for Grace: The Puritans on God's Way of Leading Sinners to Christ

Prepared by Grace, for Grace: The Puritans on God's Way of Leading Sinners to Christ

by Joel R. Beeke

Few teachings of the Puritans have provoked such strong reactions and conflicting interpretations as their views on preparing for saving faith. Many twentieth-century scholars dismissed preparation as a prime example of regression from the Reformed doctrine of grace for a man-centered legalism. In Prepared by Grace, for Grace, Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley mak… Read more…

Dead and Alive: Obedience and the New Man

Dead and Alive: Obedience and the New Man

by Jim Wilson

But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15–16 Disobedience. It’s normal, right? For hundreds of years, the Church has struggled with how to overcome sin in the Christian life. We know that the cross takes care of our past sins at salvation and assur… Read more…

Spiritual Appeal to Christ's Bride, A

Spiritual Appeal to Christ's Bride, A

by Jodocus Van Lodenstein

A Spiritual Appeal to Christ's Bride consists of nine sermons preached by Jodocus van Lodenstein, one of the most prominent leaders of the Dutch Further Reformation. The sermons stress themes that are dear to the preacher's heart: the need for the Holy Spirit to carry the Reformation further than the mind, the need for perpetual reformation and growt… Read more…

Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again

Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again

by John Piper

When Jesus said to Nicodemus, 'You must be born again', the devout and learned religious leader was unsure what Jesus meant. It would seem nothing has changed. Today 'born again Christians' fill churches that are seen as ineffectual at best, and even characterized by the 'mosaic' generation as 'unchristian'. … Read more…

Grieving, Hope and Solace: When a Loved One Dies in Christ

Grieving, Hope and Solace: When a Loved One Dies in Christ

by Albert N. Martin

Here is a tender blending of memoir and theology, a joining of heart and mind, a sober yet joyful consideration of Scripture in the face of one of life’s deepest and most grievous trials. What exactly happens to those who die as Christians? What do they immediately experience? What is their existence like right now? What will happen to them when Christ r… Read more…

Life in Christ: Becoming and Being a Disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ

Life in Christ: Becoming and Being a Disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ

by Jeremy Walker

“To be a disciple of Jesus Christ is to be in a position of privilege and blessing beyond anything the world might offer,” begins author Jeremy Walker. Life in Christ explores the unsearchable riches of the Christian pilgrimage and traces its trajectory, highlighting key elements in the believer’s experience. Do you wrestle with assurance? Have you gra… Read more…

Most Encouraging Book on Hell Ever, The

Most Encouraging Book on Hell Ever, The

by Thor Ramsey

It’s become a modern question because of the traditional doctrine: How can God be both loving and wrathful? In The Most Encouraging Book on Hell Ever, Thor Ramsey (an author, pastor, and comedian…but don’t let that fool you) tackles this question by probing deeper. Avoiding the caricatures of God as either a Frankenstein out to crush you or a Santa Cla… Read more…

O incrível poder da motivação

O incrível poder da motivação

by Noélio Duarte

Pessoas produzem mais quando estão envolvidas em projetos regidos pela motivação pessoal. Duas pessoas exercendo a mesma função podem apresentar resultados diferentes: um produz mais e a outra menos. Porque isto? A resposta pode estar no fato de que uma age regida pela motivação e a outra, não! … Read more…


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