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Christ Alone


Solus Christus and the Protestant Reformation This year, Calvary again had the privilege of hosting the TMAI Symposium, under the theme “Christ Alone: The Uniqueness of the Gospel and Its Impact on World Missions.” This great truth, Solus Christus, was THE great cry of the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago, along with Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone). As I...

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Partnership in the Gospel


Partnering Together for the Advancement of the Gospel In 1 Corinthians 9:23, in the context of speaking about Christian liberty, the Apostle Paul writes, “I do all things for the sake of the Gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it.” In this beautiful statement, there is both a personal and collective application. On the “personal” sid...

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The Beauty of Theology in Practice


The profoundness and simplicity of the Word of God One of the beautiful things about the Word of God is its “profoundness” on the one hand, and its “simplicity” on the other. That is, we behold truths of a substantial nature, and yet God teaches us that those truths are beautifully applicable to “real life” issues, be they personal, fam...

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The Relentless Pursuit of Holiness


In the Christian life, there are always two unhealthy extremes that we must guard against. On the one hand, we must guard against legalism. Legalism is the belief that in some way, shape or form, our performance either saves us, or keeps us “in the right” with God. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day were condemned by our Lord for a self-righteous, super...

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What's Your Mission?


Go and make disciples of all the nations You know the scene … Ethan Hunt listening to some sort of recording device which begins with the words, “Your mission, should you choose to accept it …” followed by specific instructions to carry out the operation he’s been given. And as the smoke rises from the device, Hunt embarks without hesitatio...

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The Duty of Parenting


Is it enough to simply love your child? Having been involved in Children’s ministry for more than 20 years, I have come to realize that the vast majority of parents have a deep and sincere love for their children. They demonstrate this love by making sure that their children are well taken care of; they feed them, they provide shelter for them, they put clothes on t...

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