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How Liturgy Can Grow Your Faith with Dan Alger

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In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host Rush Witt meets with Dan Alger who is the Canon for Church Planting for the Anglican Church in North America, through which he leads the Always Forward Church Planting Initiative. They discuss the important topic of liturgy in the normal Christian life. Timestamps: 1:30 – Intro4:31 – What are people most curious to know...

The Church’s Response to Domestic Abuse

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Ed Welch helps us understand the importance of the church’s response to domestic violence: Domestic anger and violence deserve our immediate atten­tion, even when there is only a mere hint of a problem. . . Although the state can certainly help when women are vic­timized by their husband’s anger, the church must respond and take action. God hates injustice. This might be one of the few...

The Most Common Escape Routes

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Daring escapes fascinate me. And why not? Escape plays a key role in most great stories. The hero falls into peril, the tension mounts as all seems lost, and just in the nick of time, a climactic escape occurs. Indiana Jones slides through the booby-trapped passage, straining backward to snatch his dusty, wide-brimmed hat. Princess Buttercup escapes the clutches of Prince Humperdinck moments...

Summer Reading Preview: The Shadow and the Promise

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Are you trying to find books for your middle graders to read this summer? The Shadow and the Promise by bestselling author Marty Machowski follows the adventures of the animals who witness the events of Genesis and Exodus unfold before them. Join badgers in the Garden of Eden, an array of animals in the Ark, groundhogs at Babel, Abraham’s donkey, sheep from Joseph’s herd, the cats in...

Show Yourself a Man

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In our cultural moment, telling a brother to “act like a man” might seem to have negative connotations. But what does David mean when he tells Solomon, “Show yourself a man” (1 Kings 2:2)? And when Paul says, “Act like men” (1 Corinthians 16:13), he clearly has something in mind. In a day when the world pressures the church to erase distinction in gender roles, it’s important to keep the biblical...

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