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Fighting Worldliness as a Family

Worldliness in Christian Children Generally speaking, we parents desire the best for our children and would protect them from what harms them or that which is contrary to what we believe to be right and good. So what is going on in the American Evangelical church where — if statistics tell us the truth — so many of our children abandon the faith? According to reports, between 70-90% of Christian students abandon the faith after their second year of college. What these reports often don’t address is why this is occurring. Many Christian families begin training their children in the. . .
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The Greatest of These

We read in 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. Wait a second, the greatest of these is “love”? Does Paul really mean that? That love comes before, is the ground perhaps for faith and hope? In the Reformed world we place faith as the greatest; after all, sola fide is one of the 5 Solas and there isn’t a sola caritas (love alone) in the Solas of the Reformation. In reality, we Reformed folks probably place a whole lot of stuff before love. But what we don’t realize. . .
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Rev. Jeff Swanson

Rev. Jeff Swanson.

Rev. Jeff Swanson, Pastor of Christ the King Church, New Era, MI. He is the husband of one wife, Kelle, and father to seven children. A farmer in his heart, he spends much of his working life around cows and “sheep.” Jeff and family benefit from his work at a dairy which specializes in cheese and ice cream. If he wasn't so “freakishly” tall, Jeff could be considered “Hobbit-ish”, loving all things that grow. Jeff loves to plow the lives of his family and his congregation as they seek to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Not only does Jeff consider himself a fisher of men, but also a fisher of fishes. A life of peace, communing with family and friends, finds Jeff often enjoying good fellowship, good cheese, good beer, good wine, and good bread together in community.
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