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The Soul of the Plowboy

05. January 2015

The Soul of the Plowboy

A value and a place for the rural church

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Strengthening Rural Congregations

05. January 2015

Strengthening Rural Congregations

Six RP leaders offer insights for building the rural church

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Lessons in Rural Life

05. January 2015

Lessons in Rural Life

A more tangible neighborliness in ‘Sterling, America’

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Our Emotions and the Psalms

05. November 2014

Our Emotions and the Psalms

The role of psalms in caring for one another

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My Journey into Psalm Singing

05. November 2014

My Journey into Psalm Singing

I knew the Psalms were in the Bible, but I didn’t know anybody sang them

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Arranging the Psalter in Your Head and Heart

05. November 2014

Arranging the Psalter in Your Head and Heart

A framework for the Psalter that will help your understanding

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The Promise of Suffering

01. August 2014

The Promise of Suffering

Learning obedience through what we suffer

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Bringing Real Comfort to the Suffering

02. June 2014

Bringing Real Comfort to the Suffering

A veteran pastor’s journey toward understanding suffering

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The Path of Suffering

01. March 2014

The Path of Suffering

A meditation on the suffering Servant of Isaiah 53

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Lord of Suffering

01. February 2014

Lord of Suffering

We have a God who understands suffering

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Moral Failure and the Church (Part 11)

01. July 2013

Moral Failure and the Church (Part 11)

Forgiving the transgressor

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Moral Failure and the Church (Part 1)

01. May 2013

Moral Failure and the Church (Part 1)

Dealing with the transgressor as outlined in 1 Corinthians 5:3-5

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Jesus Commissions the Twelve

01. June 2012

Jesus Commissions the Twelve

Freely you have received; freely give

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Jesus Briefs the Eleven Before the Cross

09. April 2012

Jesus Briefs the Eleven Before the Cross

It is inevitable: Mentors and their trainees develop deep personal relationships. It was true for Jesus and His twelve. Nowhere in the Bible does this appear more clearly than when He met with them in the upper room just before His crucifixion.

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The 13th Disciple

01. January 2012

The 13th Disciple

The plot thickens. As Jesus’ training of His disciples continued, He alerted His men to the reality of the hostility they would encounter.

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A Different Type of Classroom

01. December 2011

The 13th Student

What a wonderful thing that we have four gospels accounting for the earthly life and ministry of our Savior Jesus! If you have never read through them looking to see what is revealed there about Jesus’ training of His men, I encourage you to do so. And you can repeat the process. New insights will appear! Why not consider yourself one of those 12 disciples following, watching, hearing the Master?

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Jesus’ Dedication and Leadership

01. November 2011

A call for total commitment

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The History of Psalm Singing in the Christian Church 1

01. June 2011

Two thousand years, one central book of praise

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The Sabbath (3)

01. June 2010

First fruits

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Can’t That Happen Here?

01. April 2010

In part 1 (Oct. 2009), the character Pastor Jim Hastings saw God renew his spiritual vitality. But what about his congregation?

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The Emerging Church (Part 4 of 4)

11. August 2009

The Emerging Church (Part 4 of 4)

Conclusion of a 4-part series on the dangers of ECM in the Christian mainstream

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The Emerging Church (Part 3 of 4)

01. July 2009

The Emerging Church (Part 3 of 4)

Human reason over Scripture.

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The Emerging Church (Part 2 of 4)

02. June 2009

The Emerging Church (Part 2 of 4)

Assertions aimed at denominations like ours

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The Emerging Church (Part 1 of 4)

05. May 2009

The Emerging Church (Part 1 of 4)

Everybody’s talking about it, but what is it?

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What About Going Out?

09. February 2009

What About Going Out?

Why and when should you date?

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Surprised by Courtship

09. February 2009

Surprised by Courtship

“What’s your take on the whole courtship thing?” Max asked as we worked together at the shop.

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Review: Getting Serious About Getting Married

09. February 2009

Review: Getting Serious About Getting Married

A book review by Stacie Shopp

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Finding a Spouse

09. February 2009

Finding a Spouse

While you can’t know exactly how someone may grow and develop during the next 10, 20, or 50 years, there is one thing to look for now that promises to be of great value in the future. Noble character.

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Ronald W. Nickerson as Editor, 1971-1979

01. January 2009

“We believe it a healthy sign to be able to print reasoned explanations for both sides of the matter.” —Ronald W. Nickerson

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James Pennington and Drew & Lynne Gordon, 1986-Present

01. January 2009

James Pennington and Drew & Lynne Gordon, 1986-Present

Missionary-pastor James C. Pennington was elected Director of Publications, serving one-quarter time from his office in West Lafayette, Ind. Serving under his oversight would be Drew and Lynne Gordon, who offered to serve in one full-time, job-sharing position as managing editors.

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Dr. M. W. Dougherty as Editor, 1958-71

01. January 2009

Dr. M. W. Dougherty as Editor, 1958-71

Mrs. Velma Dougherty wrote this section as a retired pastor’s wife, residing in Sterling, Kan.

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Dr. D. Raymond Taggart as Editor, 1933-57

01. January 2009

Dr. D. Raymond Taggart as Editor, 1933-57

An editor is often required to be umpire or referee of his periodical when controversies arise about its contents and readers violently disagree.

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Donald J. McCrory as Editor, 1979–86

01. January 2009

Donald J. McCrory as Editor, 1979–86

With the beginning of his editorship in January 1980, McCrory began to put his unique stamp on the magazine. He firmly established the structure and variety in the magazine that remains familiar to this day—a theme section, church news, and rotating features from church agencies.

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Our Church Papers

01. January 2009

Our Church Papers

This article is excerpted from the Sept. 13, 1944, Covenanter Witness. The author was a pastor of the Third RPC in Philadelphia, Pa.

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The Founding of The Christian Nation

01. January 2009

The Founding of The Christian Nation

This article is excerpted from two articles written by Dr. W. J. Coleman and Dr. D. Raymond Taggart as printed in the Sept. 13, 1944, Covenanter Witness.

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De Regno Christi: Abraham’s Paternity

09. September 2006

The moral duty of entire nations

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Why Talk About Solas In the 21st Century?

01. May 2006

Soli Deo Gloria: The Erosion of God-Centered Worship

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For the Glory of God Alone

01. May 2006

For the Glory of God Alone

Perhaps more than ever, the Protestant church needs the battle cries of the Reformation

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Why Talk About Solas In the 21st Century?

15. March 2006

Sola Scriptura: The Erosion of Authority

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The Bible Alone

15. March 2006

The Bible Alone

No other book, no human decree, can match its power

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Why Talk About Solas in the 21st Century?

01. February 2006

Sola Gratia

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Accepted By God—Completely Accepted

01. February 2006

Accepted By God—Completely Accepted

When men like Martin Luther and John Calvin began to study the Scriptures in a fresh way, they came to understand the doctrines of grace as they had never understood them before. The result was their own joyful experience of acceptance with God, which they were eager to share with others.

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Living in the Grace of God

01. February 2006

Living in the Grace of God

We know it’s all of grace; where do we go wrong in living that way?

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Why Talk About Solas in the 21st Century?

01. January 2006

Sola Fide: The Erosion of the Chief Article

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By Faith Alone!

01. January 2006

By Faith Alone!

A rediscovery that rocked the world

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Why Talk About Solas in the 21st Century?

08. December 2005

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Hearing the Sound of Truth

08. December 2005

A key effect of the Reformation was a revival of preaching itself

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Christ in the Center

08. December 2005

Solus Christus

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