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Mapping the Church Commission: Measuring (5 of 6)

Maps are only useful if one knows how to use them. Understanding the scale, and how to measure distances, becomes essential to accurate navigation. Getting lost is no picnic. To get where one wants to go, a traveler needs to … Continue reading

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Mapping the Church Commission: Maintaining (4 of 6)

There is a reason that books begin with outlines. Much like a body requires a skeleton upon which to hang everything, so also high-rise buildings have a hidden steel framework. Even maps have some sort of underlying structure—grid-lines and rules—that … Continue reading

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Mapping the Church Commission: Sustaining (3 of 6)

Bloodhounds are amazing to watch. They are able to put a mental map together that combines their senses with the terrain. In particular, their sense of smell is so finely tuned, that they can take one sniff of a target’s … Continue reading

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Mapping the Church Commission: Commissioning (2 of 6)

Giving a map of the stars to a coal mine foreman is a complete waste. Maps are made with specific features, over relevant territory, for those intending to travel in such regions. A map maker needs to know his intended … Continue reading

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Mapping the Church Commission: Defining (1 of 6)

In a GPS world of instant “you are here” technology, maps have become wall art. There once was a time, long ago, that in order to know how to reach a land far far away, a person needed to carefully … Continue reading

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Defend The Faith

It raises visions of thick stone castle walls, sentries with loud horns looking out toward the dark woods, and lots of shiny armor clattering about. As our Claiming Christ study continues toward the final books of Scripture, we find a … Continue reading

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Thump It Up

Bible thumpers don’t win popularity contests: Those overzealous, tract-pushing, Jesus-this Jesus-that talkers, who annoy us with their constant efforts at turning every conversation into mini sermons. As I led my family through reading Claiming Christ, we came across a set … Continue reading

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