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Communion

2 August 2011, 15:00

Moderator

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Church is always an emotional landmine for me. I enter the sanctuary, wary and on guard. Fearful the smallest, most innocuous phrase will bring tears to my eyes and block my voice. Things most Christians take for granted and don’t give a second thought, send me over the edge. Certain events often bring on inappropriate emotional […]

Forced Instability

2 August 2011, 00:15

WendyA

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I spent two full years working at the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) headquarters, living in housing provided by IBLP. Unlike many of the students, this was not my first time living away from home. I had lived in the dorms during my four years of college, so the lifestyle accommodations required by campus […]

Circumcision, Blue Jeans, & Cabbage Patch Kids: The Danger of Bill Gothard’s “Jesus+” Theology

1 August 2011, 06:00

Kevin

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Denim

The Apostle Paul always seemed to know his audience. In writing to the Galatians, he challenged the way in which they were over-selling the law and under-selling the Gospel — a move that paved the way for rampant legalism. Meanwhile in Corinth, Paul was faced with the other end of the spectrum, an under-appreciation for […]

Gracenotes: the first week

31 July 2011, 16:20

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Greetings, everyone. It’s been an exciting week as we launched the website just over eight days ago. We here on the leadership team of RG are really praying that this site would make a difference in hearts and minds. We thought we’d take a moment to share with you  some statistics as well as some […]

A Journey, Not a Formula

30 July 2011, 06:00

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“Life is a journey.” What does that mean? There is a beginning and an end.  That is quite obvious. But what about the in between? How much do we get to decide? How much seems to be decided for us – our “fate”? Would life really be easier if we had a road map or […]

Unredefining Grace

29 July 2011, 06:00

MatthewS

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Clouds in the sky

God saved us by his grace (Eph 2:8-9). There is nothing that we did to earn his favor. Spiritually, we were dead! Salvation is a free gift that God freely chooses to give us out of his incredibly huge wealth of kindness. The apostle Paul was so consumed with thinking about God’s grace that he […]

Finding Relationships, Not Rules

28 July 2011, 15:00

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  I grew up in a family where both parents loved the Lord. They faithfully taught me God’s Word, providing me with every resource to grow spiritually.  At a young age I asked Jesus to come into my heart and take away my sin. I had a heart to serve God, but my desire to […]

Open Letter To My Mother

28 July 2011, 06:00

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Black Letter Box

When we were children, you followed Bill Gothard’s teaching about being “a light to the world” and forced your kids to wear matching clothes every time we left home. This made it difficult to develop my own identity. When we weren’t allowed to watch television because Gothard said it was a “corrupting influence,” I didn’t […]

When Tragedy Strikes

27 July 2011, 18:13

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I got the call last Saturday. “Aaron passed away last night,” the friend on the other end told me. I was in shock. Aaron was basically my age, and he had a precious 3-year-old daughter and a young wife. He was on the worship team at my last church. We had played, chatted, and worked […]

Dividing Sister and Brother

27 July 2011, 12:45

WendyA

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The cardinal rule for those who live and work at Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) training centers is that unmarried persons of opposite genders do not mix. They especially do not “single each other out” or show any form of affection to one another. In some ways, this is perfectly understandable: you can hardly […]