Discipleship Matrix

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Table Grace: The Role of Hospitality in the Christian Life

table_graceThis year my wife Jeannie and I will celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary.   Ever since we publically announced our commitment to each other, we have reflected on the importance of hospitality.   Our wedding text came from the first six verses of Hebrews 13 which include this exhortation: “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers ....

Book by Douglas Webster

A book review by Jack De Vries

Book Reviews

  • IQ -EQ -5Q

    5Q When I was ordained into fulltime Christian ministry 35 years ago I posted on my study wall the words of Paul in Ephesians 4:1-16. I was captivated by this vision Paul gives of the mature church: a church attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ, becoming like

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  • Praying With Eyes Wide Open

    Recently I prayed with my eyes wide open!   I have not done that for a long, long time.   As a young child during family devotions I would on occasion open my eyes(just a slit or two) during prayer -- just to see if anyone else had their eyes open.   Years later,

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  • Spiritual Direction

    Spiritual Direction The ministry of spiritual direction is integral to what it means to be a pastor.   I know this and you know this, don't you?   In what Mark Buchanan calls "a perfectly cut gem of a book" Gordon T. Smith, in his latest book Spiritual Direction , stresses the importance

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