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Belief, certainty, faith, humility & uncertainty: Being Certain of God–Not Our Beliefs–is the Mark of the Spiritual Life [required reading]

“If our certainty is only in our beliefs, we develop a sense of self-righteousness, become overly critical, and are limited by the view that our beliefs are complete and settled. But when we have the right relationship with God, life is full of spontaneous, joyful uncertainty and expectancy.”

Leadership & ministry: 3 Wrong Assumptions Church Leaders Make

“Your church wants to grow by reaching the lost. … Your church believes the Bible should be the ultimate authority for life. … Your church understands salvation by grace alone.”

Marriage: * 7 of the Greatest Needs of a Wife; * 7 of the Greatest Needs of a Husband

* “There are common needs most men and women bring to a marriage in order to make the marriage the best it can be. We may use different terms, but the needs remain relatively similar from marriage to marriage.”

* “I previously shared 7 of the greatest needs of a wife, based on personal observation and experience working with married couples. Today I continue with the man’s side of the needs.”

Nationalism & prayer: The Problem with the National Day of Prayer

“The National Day of Prayer is an occasion, not just to pray to and glorify the God of all nations, but to foster religious nationalism.”

Preaching: Do Preachers Speak to Practical Needs Because that Is What Moves Us?

“In a lecture at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, John Piper once observed …”