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Strengthening Churches from the Inside Out

by Jason K. Allen

We are noticing an ongoing trend in our conversations with pastors and we love it. In fact, if we didn’t notice, it would only prove we aren’t paying attention. The movement occurring is what we refer to as “church-based theological education.” To summarize, regular church members are seeking out educational opportunities—such as classes typically taken in seminaries—within their own churches.

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Three Ingredients for Faithful Preaching

July 19, 2024 by Jason K. Allen
Faithful preaching has three primary ingredients. Creativity and homiletical polish are helpful, but the key ingredients of faithful preaching are preset and established by God. The three ingredients touch on who is qualified to preach, why one should preach, and what one should preach. Who May Preach? Though the gospel call is promiscuous, the call […] Read More ›
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Episode 272: Conferences

July 17, 2024 by Jared C. Wilson, Ross Ferguson
Evangelicals love conferences. Well, most of them do anyway. Is the church's interest in conferences changing? On this week's episode of the podcast, Jared and Ross discuss the recent phenomenon of the mega-conference, what they like and don't like about conferences, whether evangelicals' love affair with conferences has changed, the advantages of smaller conferences, and even some thoughts on speaking at and hosting/organizing conferences. Read More ›
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Prayer, A Sweet Communion

July 15, 2024 by Drake Burrows
The Beginning of Prayer In the beginning, God breathed His breath into humanity. According to both Moses and Paul, this breath (or Spirit) caused Adam and Eve to be living souls (see Gen 1:7; 1 Cor 15:45). What does it mean to be a living soul? At the very least, it means that we were […] Read More ›

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Letters to My Students: Vol. 1 - On Preaching
by Jason K. Allen
Few books have more influenced those called to gospel ministry than Charles Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students. This influence of this book, like the Prince of Preachers himself, reverberates to our present age.

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