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Help for responding to the coronavirus pandemic

Like you, I have been following the coronavirus pandemic not just as a Christian and a minister, but also as the leader of a local congregation. The chapel where I preach on weekends has made the decision to suspend services until further notice; we will be providing my sermons and other resources through video recordings […]

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VIDEO: Responding to the coronavirus and preparing for Easter

Pastor Mark Turman and Dr. Jim Denison discuss how pastors and church leaders and prepare for Easter in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Where is God when pandemics strike? A biblical and practical response

Pandemics have killed more than three hundred million people across human history. From the Antonine plague (AD 165) to the current HIV/AIDS pandemic, such outbreaks have been part of life on this planet. Now a new disease is sweeping the globe. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the virus is known as severe acute […]

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Preparing for the ever-recurring, ever-new story of Easter

This year will constitute the thirty-fourth time I have preached on Easter Sunday. I have felt four conflicting emotions each time. One is excitement, of course, at the privilege of preaching on the resurrection to the largest crowds of the year. There is no greater honor than to honor the risen Lord. And preaching to […]

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A restaurant manager’s question we should ask ourselves often

As a friend and I were leaving a restaurant the other night, I heard one of the managers ask another guest how their meal was. This is a common question in such establishments, of course. Then I heard the manager ask, “What could we have done better?” I have never before heard this question asked […]

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Redeeming the coronavirus epidemic

Topical Scripture: Mark 1:29-31 Delivered March 1, 2020 I spoke yesterday in Little Rock to 1,400 college students from all over Arkansas. Early that morning, as I was praying for the event, I sensed the Lord giving me a message I had not considered before. Not just for the students, but for you today and […]

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VIDEO: What does the Bible say about racism? A conversation with pastor Charles Wattley

Dr. Jim Denison, Pastor Mark Turman, and Pastor Charles Wattley discuss what the Bible says about racism.