10 Things I Wish I’d Been Told in Seminary

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My time in seminary was formative for my spiritual, and ministerial, life. I loved my time there, and was an important part of God …
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10 Things God Can’t Do

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God is Sovereign, but He has chosen a path to use humanity in tandem with His omniscience. God redeemed mankind so that He could demonstrate …
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Roy Fish Has Died: A Heart for Evangelism and a Life Dedicated to Sharing the Gospel

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It saddens me to hear of the death of one of my heroes, Roy Fish. I had the privilege of knowing Dr. Fish for many years. Dr. Fish was …
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8 Reasons to Take a Sunday to Serve Outside the Church Walls


We called ours We Love NWA because that’s how people refer to our community. Whatever you call it, we’re glad we took a weekend away from …
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What You’re Reading Right Now

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A few weeks ago, we asked you to send us pictures and short notes about whatever book(s) you're reading right now. You are a community of …
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Excellence is Worth It


Since starting my Masters program three weeks ago, I’ve read over a thousand pages, heard six lectures, attended an on- campus banquet, and …
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4 Lies Women in Your Congregation May Believe

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Guest Contributor by Dee Brestin At the root of every destructive behavior is a deception. We may think that our identity is in Christ, …
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Nehemiah’s 5 Steps for Handling Conflict

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In Nehemiah 5 the Israelites face conflict for the same reason we do today – selfishness. So what can we learn from Nehemiah about handling …
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Can Virtual Community Be Biblical?


Can Virtual Community be Biblical? Let’s start this conversation by clearly stating Saddleback does not have this figured out. I would …
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Pastor Plants Church Where 96 Percent Are Lost

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By Mickey Noah BELLEVUE, Wash. (BP) -- Many recent mornings, Warren Mainard has awakened in the Pacific Northwest asking himself: "What …
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