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12th Cave found at Qumran

Originally posted on Daniel B. Wallace:
My old friend and classmate at Dallas Seminary, Randall Price, was on the expedition that found the first Dead Sea Scrolls cave in over 60 years. Although no manuscripts were discovered, such were apparently there…

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Rightly Dividing Our Love for Country and Love for the World. Great Read from John Piper: Should Christians Be Patriotic

http://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/should-christians-be-patriotic Living among other cultures intensified my love for my own country. But it also clarified the difference between the love I feel for my homeland and the love I have for my brothers and sisters in Christ from all around … Continue reading

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Great Read on Diversity from Dr. Mark Bailey, President of Dallas Theological Seminary

http://www.dts.edu/read/the-lord-loves-diversity-bailey-mark-l/

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Total Openness: The Wrong Solution (Encouragement: The Unexpected Power of Building Others Up, by Larry Crabb)

Not long ago, my husband and I were traveling in Australia. When Sunday came around, we found a place to worship. The pastor, a guest speaker for the day, was a gifted communicator. He was funny, passionate, knowledgeable…and very open. … Continue reading

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Surface Community: The Obstacle to Encouragement

This week I continue my interaction with Encouragement: The Unexpected Power of Building Others Up, by Larry Crabb. Before my move to Port Moresby, I gleaned as much information as I could about Papua New Guinea, most of it through the … Continue reading

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The Well Timed Word ~ Encouragement: The Unexpected Power of Building Others Up, by Larry Crabb

“The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush, but the speech of the upright rescues them.” (Proverbs 12:6, HCSB) I watched the movie, The Judge on one of my flights back to Port Moresby recently. Robert Downy Jr. plays … Continue reading

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The Power of Encouragement

I’ve started a new book by Larry Crabb and Dr. Dan Allender called Encouragement: The Unexpected Power of Building Others Up. The principles within have really hit the mark in many areas of my life and so I’d like to … Continue reading

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