Posts By Adam McClendon

Ichabod

 Now his daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was pregnant, about to give birth. And when she heard the news that the ark of God was captured, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed and gave birth, for her pains came upon her. 20 And about the time of her death the women…

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Politics, Propaganda, and Practicing What We Preach

“And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth” (2 Tim 2:24-25).   In the wake of the political uncertainty and the cultural confusion of today’s society, how…

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Maintaining Moral Authority

Effective leadership flows out of various forms of authority. Some of the different types of authority that exists in our society include:   Positional (Legal) Authority. This authority is based on the ability to reward or punish someone where leverage exists. Examples include bosses, parents, police, and teachers.   Expert Authority. This authority is based…

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7 ways short-term mission trips can be helpful

Increasingly people are becoming critical of short-term mission trips. Some of this criticism is appropriate; however, in the midst of it all, we must not forget why short-term mission trips can be helpful. However, one qualification should be made here. This post is primarily about gospel- driven mission trips versus trips that are primarily service…

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