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When Should I Leave My Church?

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Mark Dever offers the following helpful tips in his book, What Is a Healthy Church? (IX Marks; Wheaton: Crossway, 2007), p. 57:

Quick Tips: If You’re Thinking About Leaving a Church…

Before You Decide to Leave

  1. Pray.
  2. Let ...
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How to Find a Good Healthy Church

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How to Find a Good Healthy Church

Mark Dever offers the following tips in his book, What Is a Healthy Church? (IX Marks; Wheaton: Crossway, 2007), p. 79:

Quick Tips: How to Find a Good ...

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Why Men Have Stopped Singing In Church

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Why Men Have Stopped Singing In Church

I’m a firm believer that the songs used in a worship service should be accessible to the average person.  If people cannot sing a particular song because it is too difficult, the range is too wide (high or low), or it is too unfamiliar, it will be a struggle for them to engage their hearts and minds and use the text of the song as a vehicle to praise God.  It should be VERY concerning to a worship leader or ...

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“You will think you have had enough”

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“You will think you have had enough”

“I know the vanity of your heart, and that you will feel mortified that your congregation is very small, in comparison with those of your brethren around you; but assure yourself on the word of an old man, that when you come to give an account of them to the Lord Christ, at His judgment-seat, you will think you have had enough.”

–John Brown of Haddington, in a letter of paternal counsel written to one of his ...

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My thoughts on ABC’s 20/20, Elizabeth Vargas, and the IFB Church

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After watching the Elizabeth Vargas report on 20/20 on Friday, April 8, 2011, I feel compelled to comment from a few different angles.

First, abuse of any kind is wicked and ungodly, and is particularly disgusting when it is cloaked in ...

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