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Every Tribe, Tongue, and Nation: The Kinnaura People

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Winter comes early at 20,000 feet above sea level. Spring, summer, and fall jostle one another to fit into a cramped six-month span, but for the remaining half of the year, October through May, ice and snow are lord in the Himalayas. Welcome to the Kinnaur district of northern India: population 66,000, average snowfall 12 feet per year. Ecotourists and adventurers visit t...

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Striving Together at the Council of Elders

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Why should our family of churches care deeply about the Council of Elders meeting each year? Because it’s one thing to applaud the interdependence of churches we see in the New Testament, it’s another thing to pursue it practically. In the New Testament there’s a clear pattern and model that these churches were not simply independent, they were inte...

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The Pastors Conference and Thanksgiving Dinner

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Picture two different scenes. One, a solitary diner enjoying a fine meal at a local restaurant. Two, the affectionate chaos of a family Thanksgiving dinner. There's nothing wrong with the first--I've enjoyed many excellent solitary meals over the years! And of course, the solitary diner is not truly alone--he's often surrounded by people with the same appetite! But it do...

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Preparing for Another Pastors Conference

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I have a love/hate relationship with travel. In some ways, I am ideal for trips. I am built for planes—can stretch my legs comfortably in puddle-jumper planes without a problem. I can sleep anywhere and eat (almost) anything. And there is a certain adventure of going someplace different, breaking the routine, and having new experiences. But there is a moment in time...

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Check Your Pride at the Door

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This blog is one in a series that is intended to draw our attention to hope in the midst of the challenges and brokenness in marriage. Marriage in the Real World is a conference being hosted at Covenant Fellowship Church with guest speaker Dr. Voddie Baucham. It is being held in Glen Mills, PA on January 8-9, 2016. Click here for more information Pride must have no place ...

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