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Marty: Funeral Meditation from a Grandson

Marty: Funeral Meditation from a Grandson

David Mathis
Marty. That one name said enough in our circles. At times, she seemed larger than life — especially in the eyes of her oldest grandson. She was “Grandmommy” to me, but when I heard the name Marty in the…
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Christian Mission in a Post-Christian World (Interview)

Christian Mission in a Post-Christian World (Interview)

David Mathis
This ain’t your momma’s America. Church planter Jonathan Dodson talks societal change in North America, which, in the last generation, has been nothing short of remarkable.
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Resolve to Be a Lifelong Learner

Resolve to Be a Lifelong Learner

David Mathis
Age may increase life experience, but without some long-term pattern of receptivity and intentionality, multiplied experiences will only create more confusion than clarity. Here, then, is the center of lifelong learning, and five practical plans for the pursuit.
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Memorize the Mind of God

Memorize the Mind of God

David Mathis
Maybe the breakthrough you’ve needed in Bible memory is a simple change in perspective. Forget decades from now. Throw aside the litany of daily reviews. Abandon the mentality of building the store and stocking the pile, and focus on today...
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The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

David Mathis
The unwelcome intrusions of waiting into our lives, whether weighty or seemingly trite, are powerful opportunities to welcome God into every moment and keep our hearts renewed in him.
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Ode to the Church

Ode to the Church

David Mathis
There she stands in splendor, secure on the arm of her Father, adorned in brilliant white for her husband. The music sounds and beckons their short passage down the aisle. Once she had been disgraced and dirty, unholy and seemingly…
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Jesus Doesn’t Fail: An Interview on Definite Atonement

Jesus Doesn’t Fail: An Interview on Definite Atonement

David Mathis
It is, by far, the most contested of the Five Points. And confusion over the term makes it all the trickier. “Limited Atonement” is the middle letter in TULIP, but that name might give the wrong impression.
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Finding a Level Head in a Hectic World

Finding a Level Head in a Hectic World

David Mathis
Balanced judgment has always been in high demand, but now the supply is at record lows. Fortunately, sober-mindedness is something for which God holds out great promise for development and growth.
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The Secret of Aslan

The Secret of Aslan

David Mathis
More than fifty years after his death, the brilliance of C.S. Lewis is still captivating new audiences with the glory of Aslan — because Lewis, in all his brilliance, is channeling the glory, not creating it.
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Self-Control and the Power of Christ

Self-Control and the Power of Christ

David Mathis
Christian self-control is not finally about bringing our bodily passions under our own control, but under the control of Christ by the power of his Spirit.
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Twelve Benefits of Team Leadership

Twelve Benefits of Team Leadership

David Mathis
Christian leadership is not for the lone wolf. The labor is too important when souls are in the balance to go at it on our own.
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The Romantic Rationalist

John Piper, Randy Alcorn, David Mathis, Phillip Ryken, Kevin Vanhoozer, and Douglas Wilson
“We are far too easily pleased.” C.S. Lewis stands as one of the most influential Christians of the twentieth century. His commitment to the life of the mind and the life of the heart is evident in classics like the…
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Give the Blessing of Rebuke

Give the Blessing of Rebuke

David Mathis
One of the most loving things you can do for someone is tell them when they’re wrong. While it’s tough enough to embrace the blessing of rebuke when you find yourself the recipient of some corrective word, the work that…
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Is Secular the New Satanic?

Is Secular the New Satanic?

David Mathis
The new Satanic Temple in Detroit may have only twenty members, but adherents to such an ideology are not nearly as rare as we might hope.
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You’re Not a Student First

You’re Not a Student First

David Mathis
I’m a student first. Campus ministers have heard the excuse a thousand times as they challenge Christian college students to invest their lives in evangelism, disciplemaking, and service to others. It’s a line young collegiates have been fed by well-meaning…
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Embrace the Blessing of Rebuke

Embrace the Blessing of Rebuke

David Mathis
Only in Jesus can we find our identity not in being without fault, but in being shown love by God when we’re still sinners and chock-full of faults (Romans 5:8). With such a Savior to steady our feet, we can embrace rebuke for the blessing that it is.
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The Open Hands of the Gospel

The Open Hands of the Gospel

David Mathis
One of the effects of the gospel going deeper into our hearts is that it frees our fingers to loosen their grasp on our goods. Generosity is one of the great evidences of truly being a Christian.
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Eight Traits of Good Teaching

Eight Traits of Good Teaching

David Mathis
It is not surprising that some of the great leaders in the church have been significant teachers. A good teacher has at least these eight characteristics.
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When Grace Is in the Pulpit

When Grace Is in the Pulpit

David Mathis
Few practices will energize and affect your Christian life as much as sitting attentively under faithful preaching. While corporate worship as a whole may be the single most important means of God’s grace, hearing the fresh preaching of the gospel…
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Five Ways to Flourish in Journaling

Five Ways to Flourish in Journaling

David Mathis
Good journaling is not just an exercise in introspection, but a pathway for joy — and a powerful tool in the hands of love. Here are five ways to flourish in the spiritual discipline of journaling.
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Own Your Desperation (New eBook from Piper)

Own Your Desperation (New eBook from Piper)

David Mathis
Don’t be fooled by the world’s paradigm for leadership, or the whisper of your indwelling sin. Good spiritual leaders — indeed, healthy Christians — are not those who suppress their failings, but those who own their neediness and desperation.
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Journal As a Pathway to Joy

Journal As a Pathway to Joy

David Mathis
When we write, we not only disentangle our thoughts, draw out our emotions, and dream about fresh initiatives, but we develop them. Which makes journaling not just an exercise in introspection, but a pathway for joy — and a powerful tool in the hands of love.
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Danger: Ministry Idolatry

Danger: Ministry Idolatry

David Mathis
When we find our greatest fulfillment and satisfaction, our decisive justification and deepest joy in serving Jesus, rather than in Jesus himself, we first need to identify it, and then fight.
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Four Lessons in Fruitful Time-Management

Four Lessons in Fruitful Time-Management

David Mathis
The greatest joys come not from time squandered, hoarded, or selfishly spent, but from self-sacrificial love for others to the glory of God, when we pour out our time and energy for the good of others, and find our joy in theirs.
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Manage Your Time for the Mission of Love

Manage Your Time for the Mission of Love

David Mathis
Learn this key principle in making our scheduling and time-management truly Christian: Let love for others be the driver of your disciplined, intentional planning. Sanctifying our time Godward will mean spending it on others in the manifold acts of love.
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