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Does the Bible Support Female Deacons? No.

Does Scripture permit women to hold the office of deacon? In addressing this important question, we must bear a couple of things in mind. First, Reformed pastors and theologians, fully committed to the authority and inerrancy of Scripture, have disagreed about what the Bible teaches concerning women and the diaconate. This state of affairs calls for particular humility in discussing this question. Second, all sides recognize that women in some way have served in the diaconate in various periods of church history. Believers who…
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The Hospital Is Not Heaven: Discerning Secular Thought in Medicine

Medical practice abounds with impressions of God’s love. Moments when nurses tenderly dress a wound or hold a dying person’s hand reflect our mandate to love our neighbors as ourselves (Luke 10:27). Doctors who toil through the night to save a life embrace the call to lay down our lives for one another (1 John 3:16). Such poignant echoes of the gospel can entice us to equate medicine with…

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Frederick Douglass was a remarkable thinker, as well as a remarkable human.

A Tragic Chapter in Christian Missions

The gospel that should reconcile all peoples was compromised and weaponized to enforce racial hierarchy.

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A prosperity that doesn’t include the ability to work is no prosperity at all.

A Finance Guide for Married Couples

Money problems expose marriage problems. This is now my go-to book on money for married couples.