August 2020 – Jeremy Austill

Month: August 2020

  • I recently read an article that provoked me to thought. I’ll link it below, but beware, it’s a bit of a lengthy, academic read. Here is the article: “American Evangelicalism isn’t Feminized or Patriarchal, it’s Matrilineal.” One pervasive idea of the article is that
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  • Men, we need you. The church needs you. Society needs you. I’ll begin by showing you the results of research from pewforum.org The slow decline of the presence of men in church congregations through the years is not news. Pastors have been wrestling for decades now with how to better engage men in
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  • It seems the popular trend is for Christians to come, hat in hand, to the “world” apologizing for all the wrongs found in the church. Along the way, make sure you aren’t inadvertently apologizing for being Christian. Make sure you aren’t doing this for some twisted “attaboy”. Make sure you aren’t cowing
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  • An article written by Adam Steinbach, student pastor at Memphis 1st AG. I have three kids living at my house. I suppose I shouldn’t call my two oldest ‘kids’ any longer as they are now in the youth ministry that I lead! How did I get here?! Time goes by fast whether you are intentional with it or not. My
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  • Can we all agree that the world needs changing? Regardless of political preference, religious persuasion, educational accomplishment, economic class, or chosen profession, we all can look into this world and agree that repair is desperately needed. Pain, sorrow, manipulation, greed, deception, political
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  • Since I recently wrote a piece about the necessity of consuming scripture (2020 Sur-Thrival Tip), it only feels appropriate to offer some practical advice on how to effectively engage the Bible. To be clear, this isn’t doctorate level, academic, theologian advice. It’s for all of us every day
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  • Prepare yourself. I’m going to make some challenging statements. I was recently asked the following question by a friend: “What is the most important thing for a Christian right now, in the middle of all that’s going on?” Some questions you have to mull over, ponder how to best
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  • An article by Derek Robertson, student pastor at Living Word Fellowship in Savannah, TN. An encouragement derived from when Rebekah “qualified” herself as the future wife of Isaac and became a part of the lineage of Jesus. Tote the Jug with EXCELLENCE When you catch a moment, read Genesis
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  • I am working my way through Hebrews in my morning reading and journaling. A few days ago I came to Hebrews 11, the “Hall of Faith”, in which the author notes men and women who demonstrated significant faith. Some of them are previously noted in the pages of the bible, others whose names were
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  • “You’re so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good.” Have you ever heard that one? It has to be one of the most misinformed quips in the human arsenal. I know a lot of people who are so earthly minded that they are no heavenly good, but I have yet to meet a heavenly minded
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