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Grace Made Visible: #askTVC Week 1

Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: General, Theology

This week, we address the following questions: How do I balance giving generously with still wisely saving for my family’s future? What does your personal devotional time look like? Do you separate it from what you’re teaching through? I'm worried that this series is going to lead to a giving initiative. Is this where this is headed? Sometimes I give because I know that ...

Resources for Our Summer Sermon Series

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: General

This summer we’re doing a six-week sermon series called “Grace Made Visible.” The first three weeks will focus on generosity and how we are called to steward our money and resources. The last three weeks will focus on spiritual gifts, explaining why God gives us specific gifts and what it looks like to practice them within the local church. The heart of the series will be about God’s ...

Fixating on the Father Wound

Author: Matt YoungerCategory: General

I don’t feel like I really know your story until I hear about your dad. Was he the quintessential hero? Have you already started writing his biography? Is he the obvious namesake of your first-born son? I hope so. These are my favorite stories.

Resources on Homosexuality

Author: Brady GoodwinCategory: Culture, Theology

In a previous post, we addressed several cultural claims regarding homosexuality and same-sex attraction. We discussed how Christians should approach this important issue in a manner that reflects the transformative love of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this post, a number of resources will be considered that help contribute to a thoroughly biblical understanding of homosexuality. While the ...

Honesty, Truth and Homosexuality

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Culture, Theology

The world is talking about homosexuality. The conversation is impossible to ignore if you are paying any attention to cultural currents. News outlets, Twitter, blogs, television shows and even federal courts are conversing. What they are saying is fascinating. It is also frustrating.

Manna and Other Unexpected Provisions

Author: Julie WildingCategory: General

I recently found myself in the proverbial desert. I was praying earnestly over a few needs and felt as though I was receiving the answer “No.” My main request was for sleep. I had a sick infant, which meant it had been nearly two months since I had slept for more than an hour at a time. I didn’t think I could function any longer. I was beginning to grow exasperated with God, wondering how ...

Are All Sins Equal?

Author: Zach LeeCategory: Theology

Semper Reformanda was an important slogan during the Reformation and is now often overlooked. Its Latin meaning is “always reforming.” The Reformers may have gotten a lot right about the Bible, but they didn’t go far enough in their theology. As Protestants, we must always go back to the Bible to see where we have wandered from the truth. We often believe something is biblical just because ...

Sharing at the Expense of Learning

Author: Mason KingCategory: General

"There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave." - Ernest Hemingway

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