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Mourn Over Your Sins – “Spiritual mourning is laden with blessing and we are to go after it and get as much of it in our lives as we possibly can. The more you know of this mourning, the more joy you will experience in your life. How does one receive the comfort that comes from spiritual mourning?” This brief article explains.

20 Tips for Personal Devotions – Yesterday David gave us 18 obstacles to personal devotions in a digital age; today he gives us 20 tips on doing it well. I especially agree with #5.

Cross-Culture Evangelism – John Folmar pastors a growing church in Dubai and offers several tips on how to do cross-culture evangelism.

Effective Personal Evangelism – Jeremy Walker is beginning a series that looks promising. He will be looking at effective personal evangelism.

Far Better Than I Could – If you have followed any of Thabiti Anyabwile’s thoughts on how to gain back the discussion on homosexuality, you will want to read his latest thoughts on the matter. In a similar vein, you may want to read this report of Rosaria Butterfield at USF.

There can be no peace between you and Christ while there is peace between you and sin.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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    Three Respectable Sins of Pastors

    Over the past few years, there has been a lot of attention given to the ways that pastors may abuse their parishioners. Such attention is appropriate and every pastor ought to prayerfully guard himself against such abusive behaviors. Every church leadership structure ought to build rigorous systems of accountability and follow biblical guidelines in the…

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    This week the blog is sponsored by Redeemer University. The word “management” conjures up images of executives leading large corporations with the goal of generating wealth for shareholders. Think of “sustainability” and the lens widens to benefiting other stakeholders like customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Now, broaden your view even wider. Pan out–way out!…

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    It is something you tend to hear a lot when you have endured a time of significant sorrow or suffering: “I know it’s nothing compared to yours, but…” We have a natural tendency to compare—to compare our experiences to another person’s and to rank or rate them accordingly. The person who has suffered the loss…