Top 5 posts of July

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In case you missed any of the most popular posts in July, or if you just want to read them again, here are the 5.

5. “Do you worship your weekend?”

by Dave Bruskas

We see nothing in Jesus’ life that would pass the approval of a life coach’s prescribed “ideal week.” Should church staff strive for a “balanced” life, or a full life?




4. “How is the Bible all about Jesus?”

by Mark Driscoll

To understand Scripture, we need to recognize its Hero and see how he is revealed throughout the pages of both the Old and New Testaments.




3. “A Christian response to the same-sex marriage ruling,” 

by Jackie Hill

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court passed a pair of landmark decisions, declaring unconstitutional a law that blocked federal recognition of same-sex marriage and opening the way for same-sex marriage to resume in California. For many Christians who oppose same-sex marriage, the question is, how do I respond?




2. “Hard Lessons from Judas,”

by Mark Driscoll

Sometimes the Bible provides negative examples of failure and sin as case studies for us. Pastor Mark takes a look at some hard lessons leaders can learn from the failure of Judas Iscariot.




1. “Teaching children the Bible,”

by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Do you read the Bible like a rulebook? Do you look at the biblical characters as heroes to emulate? Or do you read Scripture as a Story with one great Hero?



From the vault 


“8 principles for churches that want to grow,”

by Mark Driscoll

When it comes to numbers, churches tend to err in one of two ways: they either discount them as unimportant or they put too much emphasis on them. 




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