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Does Physical Abuse Constitute Grounds for Divorce?

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Over the past several months, domestic abuse has been on the front burner of evangelical thought. All condemn abuse as sinful and wicked. All desire to help. But beyond a shared sense of sympathy and compassion, it seems that pastors and churches cannot agree on how exactly to answer this particular question: Does the physically abused spouse have biblical grounds for divo...

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Is Emotional or Spiritual Abandonment Grounds For Divorce?

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In 1 Corinthians 7:15, Paul writes that abandonment provides biblical grounds for divorce. But what exactly constitutes abandonment in Paul's context? Is it solely physical desertion, or could it also refer to things like emotional, spiritual, or mental abandonment?...

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Is Viewing Pornography Grounds for Divorce?

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Jesus says that looking at a woman with lustful intent is adultery. Elsewhere, Jesus permits individuals to divorce their spouse if their spouse has committed (you guessed it) adultery. So then, does this mean that you can divorce your spouse if they look at (or have an addiction to) pornography? ...

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The Idol of Idolatry

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Many in mainstream Evangelicalism have not only misunderstood what idolatry is, but actually have an idol of idolatry. For many church leaders and church members, almost anything and everything is made out to be an idol. Let me explain:...

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Paying the Piper

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Few people have had such a lasting effect on my life and ministry as a man I have only known from a distance...

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Romans and the New Perspective on Paul

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Right now, The Parkway Church is going through the grand-daddy, Jedi Master, SEAL Team Six of New Testament theological epistles—the book of Romans. But are there places where we might be misreading Romans because we are reading our presuppositions back onto the text? ...

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Thoughts on Depression, Anxiety, and Condemnation

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For most of my adult life I have struggled with anxiety, depression, and the constant, nagging feeling of condemnation. This is not uncommon for Christians...

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Tying the Table to the Text: How the Sermon Serves the Supper

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Every text of Scripture that you preach should lead to the gospel...

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8 Things the Bible Says About How We Should Dress in Church

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What you believe about hats, or capris, or sandals is not as important as what you believe about the Trinity, the resurrection, or the hypostatic union. And yet, if all of the Bible is equally inspired, it is important to consider how the Bible addresses what we wear in worship. ...

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Misconceptions About Community Groups

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Groups have many names. They’re called home groups, small groups, cell groups, D-groups, home teams, life groups, fight clubs, and many others. Here at Parkway we call them “Community Groups.” The first time I visited a community group, I didn’t know what to expect. Was I going to have to tell all my sins to total strangers? ...

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