Category: Start2Finish Blog
Out in the Cold

Out in the Cold

Having experienced a bit of suffering in my life, may I let you in on a little secret about suffering? It's not pleasant. In fact, suffering stinks. All suffering. I'm not in ...

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Under Siege

Under Siege

Preacher, are you feeling burned out? Do you feel dead inside? You might never admit it to yourself, but has the Gospel ceased to inspire you? Preacher, do you feel under ...

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I Believe You

I Believe You

Guest Author: Steve Black In recent weeks, there has been a flood of news around the country involving the sexual abuse of individuals. Most of this has come from the ...

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Face to Face

Face to Face

Anyone can criticize from afar, and it's become depressingly easy to do so. Perhaps, as Christians, we should adopt a policy of only criticizing in person, face to face, in ...

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Have We Left Our First Love?

Have We Left Our First Love?

I remember the day that I became a bride. It was the second Saturday of May, more than a few years ago. On that day, I married the man who had stolen my heart; the one who still ...

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Love is the Weapon of Choice

Love is the Weapon of Choice

Making a statement on sin does not erode Christian love; it intensifies it.

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Sacred Sins of the Church

Sacred Sins of the Church

There are two things I need to get off my chest. I've vented privately to friends about these two issues, but I feel the need to speak out publicly. I've been observing these two ...

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I’m Tired of Cheap Amens

I’m Tired of Cheap Amens

Across the whole of one's spiritual life, it is often tough conversations and candid moments of truth that lead our spiritual health to trend higher. No pain, no gain.

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Rehoboam, Groupthink, and Leadership

Rehoboam, Groupthink, and Leadership

In families, churches, and businesses, there can be intense pressure to conform to “keep the peace” and not “rock the boat” or be a “troublemaker.”

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Are Your Teachers VIPs?

Are Your Teachers VIPs?

One of the most important resources in the local church is the Bible class teacher. They invest their time and effort in instructing others in the Word, and they deserve the ...

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Mr. Whitworth Goes to Sunday School

Mr. Whitworth Goes to Sunday School

Being a Sunday school student carries a big responsibility. Here are 7 laws every Sunday school student should obey.

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Troubling a Troubled Status Quo

Troubling a Troubled Status Quo

A church no longer continuing in the apostles’ doctrine; a contentious marriage headed toward irreparable dissolution; a society hell-bent on betraying its heritage, silencing ...

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