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The Gospel and Exodus

Author: JT EnglishCategory: Theology

When I was a kid, I had a Bible on my nightstand that I would read from time to time. Not knowing where to start, I would begin in Genesis 1 and inevitably, I would get lost somewhere in Exodus, Numbers or—if I was really ambitious—Leviticus. I could not understand how these stories fit with each other or how they fit with the more familiar stories in the New Testament. I really ...

Perfection, the Olympics and Our Future Hope

Author: Kyle PorterCategory: Culture

In 1973, Secretariat won horse racing’s Triple Crown by taking the Belmont Stakes in New York by a preposterous 31 lengths. How could a single beast gallop that much faster than all the other beasts? He was called “a tremendous machine” by CBS announcer Chic Anderson on the broadcast. In an ESPN SportsCentury episode produced 25 years later, it was revealed that Jack Nicklaus, ...

Is Your Righteousness Really Like Filthy Rags?

Author: Kyle WorleyCategory: Theology

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Cor. 5:17) We were on our way back from a mission trip. For me, going abroad had been a huge sacrifice of time, energy and resources. It was costly, but I felt the Lord calling me into it, and while there, I saw the Lord move through the faithfulness of young men and women who had made ...

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