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Charge to HU Ministry Students 2018

Charge to HU Ministry Students 2018

[On May 4, 2018, I was honored to give the charge on behalf of the faculty to graduating students of ministry at Harding University’s blessing ceremony. Due to time constraints, I offered a condensed presentation. The following is the longer, written version of that charge.] Repeat after me: Communion. Community. Character. Calling. Tonight, I draw my charge from the latter…

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Why I Preach Christ Crucified

Why I Preach Christ Crucified

“I preach Christ crucified. Not as some sad moment to get your sympathy; not as a trinket I wear around my neck to sub for some piece of sympathetic magic. No. I believe heaven touched earth in the person of Jesus Christ. I believe the powers of darkness were lassoed at the cross. I believe Satan and all of his…

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But…God!

But…God!

When stories (in Scripture and in life) begin with me, they are full of toil and trouble. “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins” (Eph 2:1 NIV). “At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures…being hated and hating one another” (Titus 3:3 NIV). But God enters…

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Ministry Job Search Tools

Ministry Job Search Tools

Looking for a job opening? Below is a list of online resources for anyone searching for a ministry position among Churches of Christ (as well as the larger Stone-Campbell restoration and unity movement). Churches often post in diverse places, and finding a central ‘hub’ from which to begin a search can be daunting. Several people have compiled similar lists, and…

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What Is Healthy Theology? A 10-Part Snapshot

What Is Healthy Theology? A 10-Part Snapshot

This series explains the title of our website–“healthy theology.” What is theology, and why is it important? What does theology have to do with reading the Bible or learning about God? How does church tradition relate to my present experience? How can churches maintain the unity of the faith in the midst of conflicting views? Find out what healthy theology…

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Before We Begin: Preparing For Theology (A 4-Part Introduction)

Before We Begin: Preparing For Theology (A 4-Part Introduction)

Join us as we prepare our hearts and minds for the study of God.  Part 1: Sound Doctrine Is Healthy Teaching Part 2: The Heart & Mind Of A Disciple Part 3: Faith Seeking Understanding  Part 4: Self-Assessment Nathan GuyNathan Guy believes the passionate pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty culminates in Jesus Christ. He received formal training in philosophy,…

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The Heart Of It All: A 10-Part Series

The Heart Of It All: A 10-Part Series

What do Christians believe? What lies at the heart of the Christian faith? How can we articulate the essential teachings of the Christian way of life? In this 10-part series, we explore the basic beliefs that have characterized Christian faith since its inception. Part 1: The God Question & Our Search For Meaning Part 2: The Sin Problem & Our…

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The Heart Of It All (Part 10): Resurrection, Return & Our Christian Hope

The Heart Of It All (Part 10): Resurrection, Return & Our Christian Hope

Christian claim #10: “I believe in the resurrection of the flesh and the life everlasting.” In the end, Christians believe in resurrection. Jim McGuiggan once quipped “Jesus died once…two thousand years ago…and he hasn’t been dead since.” The cross is certainly part of the great news from heaven to all of creation; but what makes it good news is that death…

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