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Studying the Bible: How To Find Key Resources In The Midst of A Sea Of Literature

Studying the Bible: How To Find Key Resources In The Midst of A Sea Of Literature

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – Sep 30

The amount of literature published in the last ten years on the topic of Biblical studies is unparalleled throughout history.  Between 2011-2014 over 554 million dollars in revenue was created through the sale of religious books.  This statistic alone is indicative of the need for […]

Idolatry: How Could Anyone Ever Worship a Statue?

Idolatry: How Could Anyone Ever Worship a Statue?

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – Sep 26

The idea of worshiping idols in any formal sense of the word, seems strange and unfathomable to modern western sensibilities. However, Kevin DeYoung in an article he entitles, “The Attraction of Idolatry,” highlights nine reasons from Doug Stuart’s Exodus commentary why idolatry was attractive in Biblical times.  
The […]
Balancing Act: How Can Pastors More Effectively Care For The Hurting in The Church?

Balancing Act: How Can Pastors More Effectively Care For The Hurting in The Church?

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – Sep 23

The role of the pastor is not for the faint of heart.  In fact, James says, “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness” (James 3:1).  Thus, although the task is difficult, the […]
Prioritizing Your Children’s Activities: When Is an Activity No Longer Beneficial?

Prioritizing Your Children’s Activities: When Is an Activity No Longer Beneficial?

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – Sep 21

Cameron Cole helpfully answers this question in an article he entitles “4 Questions Parents Should Ask of Extracurricular Activities.”  In this article, he provides several helpful scenarios to help set the context for the questions he suggests all parents ask when trying to decide whether […]
To Pray or Not To Pray? That is The Question

To Pray or Not To Pray? That is The Question

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – Sep 16

This question is one that every believer must consider.  While no Christian would ever say he or she does not believe in prayer.  The reality is that too often our lack of prayer is evidence of unbelief in our hearts.  That is, unbelief in the […]
In The World But Not of The World: What?

In The World But Not of The World: What?

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – Sep 14

The idea of impacting and changing the world is frequently discussed within Evangelical circles.  However, the question that Kevin DeYoung helpfully highlights in his discussion of Os Guinness’s book,  Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization (IVP 2016), is who […]
Attractional Church or Gospel-Centered Church? What’s the difference?

Attractional Church or Gospel-Centered Church? What’s the difference?

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – Sep 9

“Gospel-Centered” is a buzz word these days.  If you search for this phrase on Amazon you will get countless books ranging from topics on Gospel-Centered Preaching, to Gospel-Centered Productivity.  Nonetheless, although this term may be over used, there are fundamental truths that […]
Moving from a “Successful Career” to a Satisfied Soul.

Moving from a “Successful Career” to a Satisfied Soul.

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – Aug 17

What determines success?  This is a question we all face.  However, in a world that increasingly undervalues the importance of the home, this is an even more challenging question for women.  In an article entitled, “From Medical Doctor to […]

Anxiety: Everyone Deals with It. Right?

Anxiety: Everyone Deals with It. Right?

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – Aug 10

 

Anxiety is indeed a universal human condition.  However, Dave Redford, in an article he entitles, “What Would God Say to Your Anxiety?” offers some keen insights on how Christians should respond when anxiety comes.

In this article he suggests three things Christians should do […]

Preaching: An Art or a Science?

Preaching: An Art or a Science?

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – Jul 15

Jonathon Woodyard seeks to answer this question in an article entitled, “A Simple Formula for Effective Preaching.” In this article he exhorts those who wish to preach to consider three things:
1. Preaching is not a game.
2. Preaching requires a person to see, savor, then […]