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Living in Community

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Living in Community is Hard Work A wise man once said to me that “living in community is hard work.” Longsuffering, humility, repentance and forgiveness are easy when they remain as rhetoric or ideologies. In practice, they stretch us beyond our own strength. But if we truly love one another then we don’t have to work so hard at it. Sins are covered, bones are broken by soft words, feelings aren’t lying around for neighbors to trip on, and everyone is committed to speak the truth in love knowing the vital connection of the two. We are, after all, the. . .
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God’s Providence Gives Hope

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God's Providence Brings Hope

God’s Providence When it Looks Hopeless There is a lot of fear out there over what the government will do next. Will we be taxed insensible? Will our guns and gold be seized? Will homeschooling remain legal? Must we obtain more registrations and numbers from the central government? Are the banks going bankrupt? Will the dollar devalue into uselessness? Things look very grim. But we are already taxed insensible, gold was already seized once (in 1933), homeschooling has often been treated as illegal, we already have a universal government registration number, the banks have been essentially bankrupt for decades, the. . .
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Words, Meanings, & Gender Neutral Pronouns

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Words, Meanings, & Gender Neutral Pronouns

Gender Neutral Pronouns Deconstruct Language In a 1981 essay on abortion titled A View of Abortion To Offend Everybody, Catholic doctor and novelist Walker Percy laments the “fobbing off of rhetoric” in the abortion debate. He also laments, particularly because he is a novelist, the “chronic misuse of words” that colored the debate at the time, and still does. Percy considers it his duty to maintain the validity and fidelity of words, as a writer who “trafficks in words and meanings.” This defense of rightly understood and articulated language within social and spiritual debate by pro-lifer Walker Percy concerning the. . .
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What to Wear to Church

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We Don’t Know What to Wear to Church Anymore To everything there is a season and a time . . . and yes, there is a time to dress up. The need to suggest such a thing is an indictment on our casual-minded, downgraded, culture. But when people now wear their pajamas to the mall and think little of it, it’s time to reverse this cultural digression before our worship service looks more like a slumber party than the ultimate wedding ceremony that it is. When I was a kid, my parents regularly took me to the symphony. Everyone dressed. . .
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Is it Game On? Video Games & the Christian Man

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If you have gone into any store that sells electronics or seen any ads on TV or online, you are probably already aware that there are new video game consoles on the way. Or you may pay no attention to such things, in which case I am informing you that there are new, very pricey, and cutting edge gaming systems planned for release this Christmas. And I am not buying one. A brief preface for the following. Obviously, as with any form of entertainment, all is not wonderful in video game land, where there are horrid games and endless hours. . .
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Dig Deeper, Grow Stronger

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Join the Club & Dig Deeper into God's Word

Dear Friends, Living faithfully before God and under His word in a culture working to tear down Christian families at every turn is a challenge. Our bright hope is in digging deep into God’s word and feeding on His promises for us and for our children. He is faithful. Highlands Ministries produces resources to help your faith grow, encouraging biblical faithfulness in all areas of life. There is no part of ourselves Christ leaves unclaimed, no area untouched by the truth of His word. The deeper our roots sink into biblical truth the stronger we become for the work of. . .
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Quantity Time with Our Children

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Responsibilities of Parents What we’re talking about today is time management and specifically time management in raising our children—bringing them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We all know the commandment of God from the book of Deuteronomy: we are to teach our children the commandments, statutes, and judgments of the Lord when we talk with them in our homes, when we sit with them at our tables, when we walk by the way, and when they rise up. We also remember the heartfelt plea of the Apostle John who said in his third epistle, “I have. . .
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Live Stream Event with Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.

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Get $5 off this Live Stream event!

Live Stream R.C. Sproul Jr. to Your Living Room!  At the 2014 Family Discipleship & Homeschooling Conference, April 25-26 Watch the preview video below! Dear Friends, I’m writing to invite you to join me via live stream at the 2014 Family Discipleship & Homeschooling Conference, April 25-26 in Redmond, WA. My friends at Christian Heritage are offering all of you $5 off the Live Stream Pass, so you can join thousands of other homeschoolers for two full days of hope, encouragement and inspiration—for just $24.95. That’s over $60 in savings compared to the onsite pass! Click here to receive $5 off your. . .
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Here Am I Lord

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Here Am I Lord

“There are fewer clinics now than in previous years, which means that more women are going to have unwanted children, which will lead to lots more abuse, and lots more neglect [of those children].” I tuned out the broadcaster as he moved on to the next story. The radio was set to NPR, and I was listening to the BBC world service, which had privileged its listeners with this extraordinary bit of reasoning, coinciding with the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Summing up was simple; in order to prevent the possibility of a future crime, increased opportunity for mothers. . .
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Does On Demand TV Leave Time for Good?

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Our enemy is tricky He’s been around a long time and he is patient. When you overcome him one way he always returns. He’s not quitting anytime soon, and just when you think you’ve beat him, don’t relax. He’s already found another way. Turning Off the TV More than a decade ago my wife and I decided we wanted a different life for our family than most, so one of the things we did was stop watching television. Turning off the cable and packing away the antenna, we thought, would save us some money, help us keep some of the. . .
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Wisdom of the Crowd

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Wisdom of the Crowd

In a recent interview with NPR, former vice president and global warming wonk, Al Gore, was asked yet again about America’s response to “climate change.” He said a number of different and very familiar things, but one phrase in particular caught my ear; he spoke of the “wisdom of the crowd,” referring to the public’s supposed increase in concern over global warming because of Hurricane Sandy. Before you tune out, this is not about global warming. It is about the idiocy of the “wisdom of the crowd.” Let’s consider some of the brilliant decisions of “the crowd.” It was the. . .
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Building the Kingdom Together

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Building the Kingdom Together

  Highlands Ministries is seeing great progress in 2014! We consider this ministry successful when we hear of lives being changed. All of the teaching resources we work hard to produce are aimed at inspiring more deliberate biblical thinking, and greater faithfulness in the lives of Christian people. This is life-changing, family-changing, world-changing ministry. We would like to continue in this fruitful direction, but we need your help. Please consider joining us in this work by committing regular support to Highlands Ministries. Our regular supporters are the backbone of this work, and by God’s grace, their giving makes much of. . .
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Introducing Salt Talks

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Salt Talks: In the Company of Men 1

The newest resources at Highlands Ministries are the Salt Talks. The Salt Talks are conversations with men and women, just like you, who are trying to be salt and light in their homes, churches, and communities. Join Pastor Laurence Windham as he leads these fun and revealing conversations on the struggles and triumphs of living and working for King Jesus. We hope that you will be encouraged and inspired to do great things for the Kingdom. Even if those “great things” are quite ordinary. The first two conversations in this series are about the importance and blessing of male friendships as we work, play,. . .
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Don’t Let Them In

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Don't Let Them In—The Power of Advertising

Power of Advertising I never understand why a large corporation like Nike would pay Tiger Woods $40 million to basically wear a hat with their logo on it. I tried, but for a while I just couldn’t figure it out. The math just wouldn’t add up. My thinking went something like this. Two million people see Woods wearing his Nike hat during the Memorial Tournament. Of that two million, so many would buy a hat. I even tried to figure how much profit they could make from each hat. On and on I went down the line trying to understand. . .
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Reach 20,000—Twitter Giveaway!

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Follow Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. on Twitter for a chance to win prizes from Highlands Ministries! Introduce your friends and followers to Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. and when he reaches 20,000 Twitter followers, Highlands Ministries will randomly select 200 winners from amongst his Twitter followers. Share the giveaway and help grow the ministry. Retweeting this giveaway will help get us to the 20,000 mark, and maybe you closer to one of these great prizes! Don’t forget to check out the prizes and rules below. See you on Twitter. Prizes 150 download codes for Basement Tape #63: Suffering 25 download codes. . .
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Mini-Conference—Abortion Clinic Sidewalk Ministry

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Join Us Day: Thursday, February 6 Time: 6:00-9:00pm Location: 571 Highway 126, Bristol, TN, 37620, Seventh Day Adventist building. Directions HERE. What: Abortuary Ministry Mini-Conference with Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr., Orientation & Training with Evangelistic Minister Charles Humphrey & Babies Are Murdered Here film viewing Why Should I Go? If the thought of sidewalk ministry in front of the local abortion mill is intimidating to you, you’re not alone. This mini-conference put on by Saint Peter Presbyterian Church in Bristol Tennessee is FREE and open to all who would like to attend. Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. will be speaking on. . .
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Top Ten Lists from Every Thought Captive magazine

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Top Ten Poor Restaurant Names  10. Bubba’s Slaughterhouse Emporium and Tearoom 9. Sam O’Nilla’s Irish House of Pork 8. Left Out Since Last Tuesday 7. Find a Hair, Dessert’s on Us Factory 6. Endangered Species Garden 5. T.G.I. Hitler’s Birthday 4. Outback: Is Where We Trapped and Killed Your Dinner 3. This Country’s Best Yack (TCBY) 2. Dunkin’ Puppies 1. Squid Barrel   The Top Ten Worst Stocking Stuffers of All Time, I mean all time. 10. Dirt 9. Fire 8. Tyrannosaurus meat 7. Your enemy’s skull 6. Freshly yanked back hair with the roots still firmly attached 5. Your. . .
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You Really Can Have it All

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You Can Have it All — Join the You Get Everything club!

You Get Everything club Here at Highlands Ministries we are thankful for our ministry partners who help make possible the work that we do for the glory of God and the building of His kingdom. Our best supporters are people like you. Families who are encouraged and helped by the resources we produce. One of the most helpful ways that these folks support the ministry is by becoming members of our You Get Everything club. This club is a win win. Regular monthly support helps us to be able to plan our year, and allows us to focus our efforts. . .
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Broken cds

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If you have had your Basement Tape or other cd arrive  broken we are very sorry and are looking for a better way to ship these to you. Too many of you have had this happen now that the nation has entered the cold months. If you have contacted us, your replacement will arrive shortly. If you have not, you can always email us to let us know what you need: info@HighlandsMinistriesOnline.org  

Basement Tape #142: X is for Xpiation

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Expiation is the act of making amends or reparation for guilt or wrongdoing. That means that a) someone is guilty and b) someone is making it right. We continue our conversations on the ABC’s of Theology with an exploration of this incredible act, right in the center of the story. Since the garden, the first Adam and all his descendants have been guilty and since Genesis 3:15 the plan for expiation has been in place: “And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” Join our conversation as we discuss the sin of man, the perfection of the second Adam and the good news of expiation. This is one of 26 conversations in our Alphabet Series on Theology.

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