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Thinking About the Kingdom
Kevin DeYoung has been thinking and preaching about the kingdom. This is an important point of theology and one that has far-reaching implications. Here he offers just a few thinking-points that will help orient you.


Great Expectations
Mike Gilbart-Smith writes about pastors wives. “As someone who made his greatest ever decision in his life (that wasn’t effected by irresistible grace – though she’s pretty irresistible) in asking Hannah to marry me, let me give unmarried (would-be-)pastors some tips on looking for a woman who will make an exceptional pastor’s wife.”


What if Oil Weren’t Priced in Dollars?
Here is TIME’s optimistic take on what would happen if oil was no longer priced in dollars.


Paul David Tripp Audio
Sojourn Church is offering audio of a recent conference that featured Paul David Tripp. Everything is available for download.


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