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Valiant for Truth - Sanctification

A Pastor’s Reflections: Failure
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Failures in life can be very discouraging. You prepare and work for years and then fail at the very task for which you’ve been preparing. I think, for example, of the numerous seminary students whom I’ve seen fail at their licensure or ordination exams.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: The Basics
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In my years as a pastor I would regularly make home visits with the families in my church. I did my best to get into every household at least once per year.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Theological Junkies
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Within the Reformed community people place a high premium upon theological learning and knowledge. On the one hand, I think this is a good thing. There are far too many Christians who barely know their Bibles.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: The Internet and Purity
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The Internet has brought many great advances and benefits, even blessings. I marvel at the fact that as little as ten years ago, or less, when I used to travel I could only talk to my wife over the phone.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Run Your Own Race
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In my pre-parent life, I used to have time to run a few triathlons—sprints, mainly. One of the things that I found personally discouraging was the fact that the race event staff would write your age on your calf muscle with a large waterproof marker.