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Should Christian Women Lead?

This is part of our summer series,Complementary, atThe Wellon Tuesdays at 8pm. SHOULD CHRISTIAN WOMEN LEAD? Yes! You must! Every Christian should being saying to others with the Apostle Paul, "Follow me, as I follow Christ" (1 Cor. 11:1). All Christians, both men and women, are called to make disciples; to lead others into mature faith in Jesus by sharing the gospel, bap...

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Biblical Femininity

This is part of our summer series,Complementary, atThe Wellon Tuesdays at 8pm. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A WOMAN? As a man, you might think I'm not qualified to answer this. We don't define femininity based on experience though, but rather based on God's word. We know from God's word that both men and women are created equally in theImago Dei, and therefore have inherent d...

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Biblical Masculinity

This is part of our summer series, "Complementary", atThe Wellon Tuesdays at 8pm. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MAN? We know that both men and women are created equally in the "Imago Dei", and therefore have inherent dignity and a divine purpose to glorify God. While we celebrate our "sameness" as men and women, the question of what it means to be a man and not a woman must ...

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How Can I Follow God’s Will?

Decision Making READ: Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. (Special thanks have to go to Ben Stuart and Breakaway Ministries here. As a college student, the talk Decision Making and the Will of God was extremely formative for me, and these points borrow HEAVILY from that talk. To learn more, check out their podcast: breakaway...

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Did Julius Caesar Ever Rule Rome?

READ: II Timothy 3:16 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. Yes he did at least you believe he did. But WHYÂdo you believe what you believe? Why do you believe that George Washington was the first president of the U.S., that Michelangelo painted the Sistine Ch...

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Is the Bible Reliable?

Nearly all of this information was taken from Dr. Dan Wallace's bookReinventing Jesus, which was written largely as a response to Dr. Bart Ehrman's work attempting to discredit the Bible's reliability. You can also find Dr. Wallace at the Dallas Theological website: dts.edu.Special thanks to Dr. Will Johnson of DTS Houston who spent a semester teaching me this Text Critici...

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Imago Dei

This is part of our summer series,Complementary, atThe Wellon Tuesdays at 8pm. IMAGO DEI This Latin theological term originating over a millennia ago means, Image of God, and is rooted inGenesis 1:26-27, which says, Then God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and...

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Complementarianism

This is part of our summer series,Complementary, atThe Wellon Tuesdays at 8pm. What does the phrase "Complementarian" mean, and why does it matter? It might be helpful to first look at a few definitions of the word complementary: a) Something that completes or makes perfect; either of two parts or things needed to complete the whole; counterparts;b) Combining in such a...

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Are your relationships pride-centered?

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I love these silly Facebook quizzes! Usually, they get something right. This one got nothing right. My strengths, they say, are gentleness and tolerance and my weakness is trusting too quickly. Couldn't.Be.More.Wrong. Upon receiving my results I literally laughed out loud. I shared this with my friends who also laughed hysterically and one of my best friends even said, "...

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What does the Bible teach about manhood, womanhood, and relationships?

COMPLEMENTARY During our "Complementary" series atThe Wellon Tuesday nights we covered a lot of theological concepts regarding the nature of God, humanity, manhood, womanhood, relationships, marriage, and fulfilling God's mission in the world together. Here are the resources we produced for those who are interested into further study. Use these links to specific blog pos...

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Pray

READ: Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Where do you have confidence? For me, I feel the most confident when Brandee and I are sitting on the couch after we put both the girls to bed at the end of the day. That's where we talk about our day, share the most s...

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Okay, let’s focus

Hey David, are you still there? When I was growing up, my teachers in elementary school would notice the telltale sign of my eyes glazing over in the middle of a lesson. My focus would be gone, and I would be off in the land my friends like to affectionately call: David's World. This was not a phenomenon that was limited to my early years, as my friends in high school and...

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