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Monthly Archives: May, 2014

If the Apostles had been women — a parable about double standards for suffering oppression

Peta! When you were mocked, you answered back to those who mocked you! But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” But Peta, standing with the eleven, lifted up her voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my …

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Thursday Thought — Will the Real Sheep please stand up?

A gem from the GEMS page… Ever wonder what some churches might look like if we saw them through God’s eyes?

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The Nouthetic Counseling (and Peacemaker’s) version of Psalm 54

The Lord Upholds My Life To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?” O God, save me by your name, and vindicate me correct my sinful attitudes by your might. 2  O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth. 3 For strangers have risen against …

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Grumpy old man? Or abuser?

A reader is concerned that her mom’s husband is treating her mom unkindly. Is it abuse? What should she do? How do you care for your elderly parents who might be enduring abuse? I don’t have the answers, but I have some thoughts and I’d like to get a conversation started. My email to a …

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Getting the Right Kind of Help — an article by Dr George Simon Jr.

Here is Dr George Simon’s latest blog article. It is relevant to those who may be thinking of seeking counseling. Getting the Right Kind of Help, Part 2 This is an informational post so we are slipping it in on a Saturday, a day we don’t normally post on. 

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The Matthew 18 process — is it just the province of the church elders?

In my book Not Under Bondage, I followed the common assumption that “take it to the church” in Matthew 18:16 means taking it to the elders. But Matthew 18 does not specify the church leadership, it only says “take it to the church”. Last year I witnessed a Matthew 18 process which involved more Christians than the …

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