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Matt Dabbs

Matt is the preaching minister at the Auburn Church of Christ in Auburn, Alabama. He and Missy have been married 12 years and are raising two wonderful boys, Jonah and Elijah. Matt is passionate about reaching and discipling young adults, small groups, and teaching. Matt is currently the editor and co-owner of Wineskins.org.

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In light of the previous review of Peter Enns’ book, “The Bible Tells Me So” I wanted to share some thoughts from Dr. Ben Witherington critiquing Enns’ view of scripture and myth from his book “The Living Word of God: Rethinking the Theology of the Bible.” I appreciate Dr. Witherington and Baylor University Press allowing us to reprint this here. – Matt

Sometimes analogies can be stretched too far….

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It is inevitable that anything that is alive is going to go through some changes. That is true of living organisms as well as living organizations. This implies that there are there are such things as dead organisms and dead organizations as well…something we certainly want to avoid!

When God spoke to the prophet Ezekiel in chapter 37 God commanded him…

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The following was provided to us by Dr. Doug Burleson highlighting events at this year’s FHU Lectures and looking ahead to 2016’s lectures.

The 79th Annual Freed-Hardeman University Lectureship is happening this week in Henderson, TN.  This year features the theme “Give Us A King: Faith, Failure, & Forgiveness in Samuel.” The program features around 120 presentations, which feature…

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Prayer is so vitally important in our churches and homes. We believe it is important to pass on some resources for those of you who want to do more reading and study on how to draw closer to God through prayer. Here are a few books you might consider:

Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer by Eugene…

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Father, we have challenges ahead…challenges to make disciples, challenges to our unity, challenges in our interpretation and doctrine and challenges with our holiness. And we know that none of these are insurmountable with your power and presence.

So we pray, Lord, that you will continue to be patient with us. We pray that you will open our eyes, hearts and minds…

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The following is from Bobby Harrington of discipleship.org

There is a national conversation about discipleship going on right now. In some circles it is the hot topic, with lots of convincing, inspiring, and good ideas. We believe God is at work in the midst this dialogue. Discipleship.org wants to pour gasoline on the fires that are being lit and the…

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This article is from Bobby Harrington of discipleship.org

There is a free webinar of the first National Discipleship Forum entitled, “The Discipleship Lifestyle.” The webinar is promoted on discipleship.org. It took place at Saddleback Church in Los Angeles, CA, and was held in conjunction with the Exponential Conference (West). The speakers included Francis Chan, Jim Putnam, Jeff Vanderstelt, Robert Coleman, Bill Hull, and KP Yohannan, and was presented by…

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U2 and the Psalms have something in common. Both know how to infuse the soul with song so rich and meaningful that it speaks words from our heart that we might never have come up with on our own. On July 7th, 2005 during the Vertigo tour, there was a series of bombs set off in the London transportation system…

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In sharing some thoughts recently on Luke 10 it dawned on me that Jesus is telling us that there is something we need to be praying and I cannot say that I have heard it prayed more than a few times in my life.

“After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead…

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Last November, Tim Keller published another book on another much needed topic for Christians – prayer. His book Prayer: Experiencing Intimacy With God bears all the marks of typical Keller…thorough, Reformed and practical. I mean all three in the best possible way.

Thorough Sometimes thorough can be a problem where someone spends way too much time on a particular angle on…

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