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Helping Children Grieve

Author: Bryan SmithCategory: General

I remember sitting in the waiting room, being held by a nurse that I had just met, weeping over what was taking place in the room next to me. My mother was finishing her race and would soon be called home by the Lord.

Grace Made Visible: #askTVC Week 5

Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: General, Theology

This week, we address the following questions: When we pray expectantly for healing, how do we not get angry with God when He doesn’t answer our prayers? Do you think the rise of popularity of prosperity preaching is God’s judgment on America? How much should one tithe when trying to pay off debt? Is intercessory prayer a gift for specific Christians or something all ...

A Rest Better Than Vacation

Author: Beth BroomCategory: General

It’s safe to say that we’re not good at resting. Life is busy, and just keeping up with what’s going on is enough to make our heads spin. I’m getting ready to leave for vacation, and before it even gets here, I find myself planning to fill up the time with books I want to read and activities I want to do. And that makes me worry about vacation hangover. You know what I mean: the 24-hour ...

Grace Made Visible: #askTVC Week 4

Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: General, Theology

This week, we address the following questions: What do you say to or how do you approach well-meaning Christians who believe the prosperity gospel? Is all suffering gospel-centered, or are there different types of suffering (suffering because of the Fall, suffering for the gospel, etc.)? How should believers respond to people asking for money on street corners when they encounter multiple ...

Grace Made Visible: #askTVC Week 3

Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: General, Theology

This week, we address the following questions: Are those who preach the prosperity gospel false teachers? What is the difference between the prosperity gospel and when Scripture talks about God blessing those who are generous and who give? Why do you think there has been a recent trend away from the poverty gospel? That seemed like a popular movement 5-10 years ago. I understand some of ...

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