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Breaking the Pastor

Breaking the Pastor By Dr. Joe McKeever What wears pastors down, ages them prematurely, and uses them up too quickly? Betrayals. Disappointments. Constant conflict. Second-guessing everything you say. Griping. Negativism. Like herding cats. It takes a toll. Most church members have no clue that the constant murmuring (the KJV’s favorite…

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In Search Of Mayberry

In Search Of Mayberry By Dr. Mike Murphy Being like most men, I am an expert channel surfer. I can wear the numbers off a remote in less than a month. As I sat the other day to talk with a long time friend, I found myself with the phone…

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What is the Church?

What is the Church? By Jordan Chamblee If we were to survey professing Christians about how they feel about the Church, we would find mixed responses. Many of them would display disillusionment with the Church, frustration with people in the Church, and list reasons why the Church isn’t working for…

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No More Scars

No More Scars By Joy Lucius Writer, AFA Journal Recently I noticed an old scar on the base of my left pinky finger, leading me to examine several similar scars on both hands. That, in turn, caused me to remember a multitude of other tiny scars on my wrists, my…

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Living with an Eternal Perspective

Living with an Eternal Perspective By Dr. David R. Reagan One of the greatest public servants in the history of England was William Gladstone (1809 – 1898) who served as Prime Minister four times during the latter half of the 19th Century. Gladstone was a committed Christian who always attended…

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Finding Hope in the Midst of Crisis

Finding Hope in the Midst of Crisis By Dr. David R. Reagan Hope is essential to life. Without it, people descend into deep depression or commit suicide or simply lie down and die. During the Holocaust, Viktor Frankl, who later became a world renowned psychiatrist, was a prisoner in one…

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home Is Where The Heart Is By Grant Phillips It is said that, “Home is where the heart is.” With the exception perhaps of those who have experienced a horrible home life, that is certainly true. On the other hand, I have seen children begging to go home, even though…

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The Authority of Pastors and Elders

The Authority of Pastors and Elders By Mason Beasler Guest Writer Imagine you’re a young adult, say 22 years old, and you’re at your cousins’ house. The four of them are all considerably younger than you, and you have been given the task of watching over them all day, while…

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Is the Church Irrelevant?

Is the Church Irrelevant? By Jacob Riley “The church is irrelevant.” That is was what I was told recently when discussing the reason that so many young people no longer feel the need to attend church. Though shocking and perhaps offensive, this statement needs to be evaluated before it is…

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Be Strong, Courageous, and Aggressive

Be Strong, Courageous, and Aggressive By Joseph Parker After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that…

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