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Recipe for Recruitment

(Written by Ken Johnson) I once received the compliment, “You are the best recruiter we have ever had.”  I honestly was pretty surprised about that statement.  I didn’t believe I did anything particularly revolutionary…or do I?  As I thought about it, perhaps I do...

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Wisdom for the Journey

For those who have just completed an educational milestone, the future can be both exciting and a bit frightening. The whirl of graduation events, job applications, moves for further education, marriage and just generally thinking about the future can leave a person...

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The Man Behind the Pulpit

It's a job description that even Superman might think twice about: executive, counselor, soldier, manager, coach, teacher, legal expert, friend, master of ceremonies and, at times, construction worker and janitor. Who could possibly be expected to do these things as...

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July, 2009: Mexico

Dear friends, I have just returned from Mexico and thought I would report on my current trip to teach the first summer session at JBI, Tehuacan. On Friday, July 3, I arrived in Tehuacan, along with my friend and traveling partner, Pastor Jonathan Villalobos. Tehuacan...

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What it means to be saved by faith

Many people use the word faith. People claim to have faith or not to have faith in lots of things from baseball teams to governments, marriage and religion. When someone uses the word faith, a variety of things come to mind. In one popular dictionary, there are at...

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The Benefits of Christianity in Society

Gone are the days when society largely took for granted that the Christian Church was a necessary part of Western Culture.  Long gone.  This has become such a fact of life that the benefits of an organizational Christian presence in society should be re-examined. ...

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The Hardest Job in the World

Wives of ministers come in all shapes and sizes: young and not-so-young; vivacious and reserved; creative and methodical, punctual or late; musical and tone-deaf. Some even play the piano. The proven truth is that a minister’s wife can make or break him.

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How to type in Greek with an English keyboard

Using an English keyboard in symbol font, you can make a fairly accurate reproduction of a Koine (or Classical) Greek text.  The following list of Greek letters can be typed using the symbol font. The line of phonetically spelled letters (below) are followed by the...

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March, 2009: Mexico

April, 15, 2009      Dear friends, This has been a very full spring so far.  I am involved in my two half-time ministry positions (Director of the JARON Bible Institute and Associate Pastor at Campus Bible Church of Fresno, California).  Beyond these responsiblities I...

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March, 1999: Mexico

Report on Grace Baptist Church's Mexican Border Mission.  Spring, 1999. A group of fourteen of us from Grace Baptist Church of Lemoore, California set aside Holy Week (March 26 through April 2) 1999 to embark on the first ever short term-missions experience for the...

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Understanding and Dealing with the New Age

The New Age Movement is a grab-bag of many sub-groups and organizations who share common goals and concepts. The recurring link between these groups is their commitment to working for a “new age” in which spiritual consciousness and harmony will come to planet earth....

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January, 2009: Mexico

Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico. January 9-18, 2009. This trip was a continuation of the JARON Bible Institute Extension in southeastern Mexico. It was a special bonus that Melinda was able to go with me this time to mentor, counsel and teach women. Accompanying us were...

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Is the Bible Inspired?

It has been said that the Bible is merely an ancient set of writings which may contain noble ideas, but that it is not inspired by God in any special sense. This type of statement has been made so confidently and so often that many people have come to believe it...

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Jesus is the Real Issue

“Ladies and gentlemen! The President of the United States!” This is the introduction given by a person at the entrance to the Floor of the House of Representatives just before the President gives his State of the Union Address. This official’s job is to announce...

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