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Dr. Eric Bolger

Eric Bolger: Created in God’s Image

Key questions this paper addresses: [1] What does it mean to be created in God’s image? What happened to God’s image in humans when they “fell?” What does God’s image have to do with my life in Christ? What is an “Image?” One of the most foundational and significant teachings of Scripture is that we...
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Dr. Eric Bolger

Eric Bolger: The Biblical Story (A Story of Our Becoming)

The bible is a story, actually the story, of our existence. This story has a beginning, middle, and ending, and along the way it answers the deepest and most pressing issues in our souls. It shows us who we are, why we exist, and where we are headed. It also shows us the character of...
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Andrew Hill: Multiple Intelligences (Learning Styles)

Dr. Andrew Hill on Multiple Intelligences (Learning Styles) including their relationship to corporate worship: Multiple Intelligences (Learning Styles)
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Lester Ruth: Worship True to God

And Jesus said, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24; NIV) Surely this divine desire has...
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Constance Cherry: My House Shall Be Called a House of…Announcements

Dr. Constance Cherry on “what is actually going on in worship today” : My House Shall Be Called a House of… Announcements. This article appears in Church Music Workshop (January-April 2005) Abingdon Press, Nashville, TN 37212 © CMC Unlimited 2004. This article is copyrighted material and may not be reproduced in any form without the...
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Dr. Reggie Kidd

Reggie Kidd: Paul on the Seven Virtues in Spiritual Formation

When I became a Christian in the Fall of ’69 — a lost freshman in college who, despite himself, couldn’t seem to make friends with anybody but Christians — what finally pushed me from non-faith to faith was the realization that I didn’t have the capacity within me to be the kind of person I...
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Lester Ruth: A Rose by Any Other Name

How would you classify your worship service? It is “contemporary” or “traditional”? Are those terms too limited? Would the terms found in some recent youth ministry training materials be more helpful? In that case, would you classify your worship as “linear” or “organic”? Are you still at a loss for the right classification? Would these...
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Jack Van Marion: Bending God’s Ear

For the sake of spiritual depth, vibrancy, and variety, our priestly prayers should contain elements such as lament and adoration as well as confession and thanksgiving. But the main element is intercession, for that’s the liturgical function of these prayers. We petition God for both the church and the world.
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