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The Lord’s Prayer: Our Pledge of Allegiance

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by John Mark Hicks The Sermon on the Mount is the epitome of kingdom ethics and discipleship. David Lipscomb, for example, thought so: “The sermon on the Mount, embraced in the fifth, sixth and seventh chapters of Matthew, certainly contains the living and essential principles of the religion the Savior came to establish, those which must pervade and control the hearts and lives of men, without which no man can be a Christian” (Civil Government,...

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Jeremiah 29:11 – A Commencement Address

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By Phillip Camp As we gather for such an important milestone in the lives of you graduates, we feel the duty to send you on your way with a message of hope. We seek to give you some nugget of wisdom and encouragement to sustain you as your commence the next stage of your life. “Nugget” in fact may be a good analogy to describe what we too often offer. Like chicken nuggets, we look...

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A Big Enough Story

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by Lee Camp [This article is edited from a speech to the student body of Lipscomb University in February 2017.] Albert Speer was one of the finest architects of the twentieth century. In middle age he was designing fantastic, beautiful projects. He was highly accomplished and highly regarded. He was given vast budgets; he was allowed to do the design work of one of the greatest cities in Europe. Not only was he a success...

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Tough Topics: Race Relations Conference

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by Lauren Anderson The experience of attending the Tough Topics in Youth Ministry Conference on racial reconciliation proved invaluable for me personally, for the ministries of those present, and for the furtherance of the Kingdom. The day started with Dr. Walter Surdacki centering us on the reason for our gathering – to have an open and honest conversation about race relationships and to unify the church for the purpose of spreading love and justice. One...

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Scholarship on the Horizon for Lipscomb Ministry Students

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by Grace Oetting The College of Bible and Ministry has a very specific goal in mind when it comes to the amount of tuition students have to pay. They want to create as many opportunities as possible for students to graduate debt-free. Dr. Tom Riley, director of Outreach, and Dr. Leonard Allen, dean of the College of Bible, are helping to create these opportunities in the near future for Lipscomb Bible majors. Both of them...

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