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The Compelling Community

By Erik Raymond

Is community in your church a supernatural phenomenon or a merely natural one? God builds the church, and it looks quite different from anything we could build. read more

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The Compelling Community

Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop. The Compelling Community: Where God's Power Makes a Church Attractive. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015. 224 pp. $15.99. Often the word community is casually tossed around like a Frisbee at a church picnic. Most are familiar enough with it to comfortably “give it a toss” but don’t often think deeply about its dynamics. What would you say community is in your church? Is it small groups? Perhaps it’s a fellowship meal. Maybe it’s men or women getting together. Whatever the case, community likely involves church...

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TGC15: Day 3

Yesterday concluded The Gospel Coalition’s 2015 National Conference in Orlando, Florida. More than 6,000 gathered together to consider the theme of our eternal home and in the course of three days over 26,000 joined us through livestream from all 50 states and 137 different countries. Through times of worship, prayer, fellowship and instruction, we sought to reaffirm the Bible’s teaching on eschatology and declare in word and song with joyful hope that Jesus is returning soon. While thankful for these rich moments together, our ultimate goal is that attendees would return reenergized to where the real action...

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Bound for the Promised Land: The Latest in Carson’s NSBT Series

This is the latest volume in the New Studies in Biblical Theology series, edited by D. A. Carson: Martin, Oren R. Bound for the Promised Land: The Land Promise in God’s Redemptive Plan. New Studies in Biblical Theology 34. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2015. Here’s how Carson introduces the book in the series preface: Theologies of “the land” of Israel have taken various forms. One thinks of earlier works, such as the magisterial tome by W. D. Davies that was descriptively rich but did not attempt a biblical synthesis. Of course,...

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