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August 15, 2018

What are your motives for being in ministry?

Dr. Bill Mounce, Question: We had talked earlier about whether we are doing things for our kingdom or for the Lord's Kingdom and what hit me was the whole reality that we could be so self-deceived. And I know you touched on that, but at a real practical level how can you distinguish between [these].  
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August 7, 2018

Do you consider culture when training leaders?

Missionaries came into the African context and the early assessment was a negative assessment of African Traditional Religion. There was a tendency to not take it seriously and to believe that the Christian gospel essentially would come in and obliterate these lower conceptions of God and practices, and Christianity would come in quite powerfully.
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August 6, 2018

What are the consequences of unmet needs?

What happens when the need of the moment is not met? But, a few insights about these needs. The fact that you picked [...] top three needs intuitively suggests that you have needs. The second thing about this is that these needs are Biblical.
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July 27, 2018

What does "original sin" mean?

The word "original" in the phrase original sin is ambiguous. It seems to a lot of people when they hear this, that original sin must mean how sin originated; like where sin came from in the first place. The doctrine is not about that. It is not about where sin originated in the first place. Original sin has to do with how the bias toward sinfulness is passed on to, or originates in, each individual person subsequent to Adam or after Adam and his sin. So it doesn't have to do with the origination of sin.
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July 25, 2018

What is divine providence?

The fundamental idea of providence is that God is guiding history to his appointed end. There is no debate about that. God is working on his good plan in the upholding of creation and the direction of all things toward his ultimate goal. God is active and guiding and limiting evil and his plan includes people who are acting according to their own decisions. 
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