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Iron Sharpens Iron

You may not realize that the old adage “Iron sharpens iron” comes from the Bible. It’s from a brief phrase in Proverbs 27:17. The full verse says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” If you’ve ever heard the phrase, you probably have a decent idea of what it means. It’s about being mutually […]

Panic or Pray?

by Micah Keim   “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). One of the most terrifying times in my life was an accident that happened to my dad. He and […]

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What Is a Pastor’s God-given Duty?

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”[1] Just as many Americans answered John F. Kennedy’s call to duty for their country, pastors are answering God’s call to duty for the Body of Christ. Sadly, many pastors find their congregations expect their pastor […]

Full Count

Faith-based sports drama Full Count is slated for a US theatrical release and same-day VOD/digital release on multiple platforms October 25. Full Count tells the story of an unfortunate chain of events that force a young baseball phenom to give up his dreams of playing college baseball and return home to the farm and town he […]

NIV Our Family Story Bible

With a modern look and helpful hints for documenting the Bible’s impact on your family, the NIV Our Family Story Bible is carefully crafted to store a precious legacy. It was released in late August. Cherished moments can be recorded throughout its thick, white pages — ideal for note taking — as you and your […]

No Regrets

I toss my gym bag over my shoulder and head for the exit at the rec center. Normally I tune out sounds from the racquetball court as I pass by it. But this day, the squeaks from shoes on a polished floor and the ricochet of a slammed ball make me stop. My mind suddenly […]

Standing for Moral Marriage

Is there any difference between love, desire, and lust? If we’re listening to today’s conversations, not much! Tolerance and equality, it seems, can also be tainted to mean accepting what isn’t moral or good. Allow me to explain. A friend — we’ll call him George — dearly loved three young women. This reciprocal relationship quickly […]

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El Negocio de la Adoración: Por qué la Administración de la Iglesia no es Aburrida

Pocas cosas valen la pena para embalar cuatro niños menores de 10 años en un vehículo y conducir 2,058 millas a través del país… y luego de regreso. Sorprendentemente, para mi familia, cuatro días fascinantes de – espéralo – sesiones de negocios de la iglesia acaba de pasar a ser una de esas cosas. Tenemos […]

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The Business of Worship: Why Church Administration isn’t Boring

Few things are worth packing four children under the age of 10 into a vehicle and driving 2,058 miles across the country…and then back. Amazingly, for my family, four riveting days of  – wait for it – church business meetings happens to be one of them. We have this belief that church business meetings are unique – […]