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How To Read a Biography Well

How To Read a Biography Well

In wrapping up a three-part series on reading biographies as a 20-something, I wanted to end with a few tips and tricks for reading biographies well. Check your motives, often. Ask yourself: “Am I reading this biography in order to become more like Jesus or in order to figure out how to live in such ...

How Not To Read a Biography

How Not To Read a Biography

By chapter seven of J. Hudson Taylor: A Man in Christ, I begin feeling an overwhelming sense of inadequacy and failure. This is a normal experience for me. At 23 years old, J. Hudson Taylor had moved to China and learned the local language well enough to preach in it. At 25 years old, I’m ...

Baptism: not the removal of dirt

Baptism: not the removal of dirt

This post is from Katlyn Chambers. Meeting Jesus changed my life. I had one of those conversion experiences that make people question my sanity. You know, one of those moments where I felt swept up in a cloud of ecstasy and light, and when it was over the Holy Spirit himself had most certainly done ...