Author Archives: Mark Farnham

About Mark Farnham

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Pastoral and Pre-Seminary Majors at Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA. Adjunct Professor of World Religion at Strayer University. PhD (cand.) in Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

Tullian Tchividjian’s  book, One Way Love, decries the tendency in our churches to focus on changing behavior. Some make the distinction between the indicatives and imperatives of Scripture. The indicatives are statements of fact regarding what God has done for us—the great … Continue reading

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Finding Contentment in a Mundane Life

Many Christians live from one spiritual high to another. They look forward to the next big conference, concert, or special event that promises a mighty work of God, an experience of Jesus, or outpouring of the Spirit. In between the … Continue reading

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Church History You Will Remember and Use

Church History is one of those subjects that many feel inadequate to comprehend, remember, and use in Christian ministry. Unless one is a history buff, church history texts are often difficult to enjoy reading, and are often not typeset or … Continue reading

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Help for Teachers

Anyone who has ever taught Sunday School, Adult Bible Fellowship, a small group, a VBS class, or in any other setting has experienced the frustration of a lesson that fails for lack of depth, flagging interest, or stagnant inward focus. … Continue reading

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We Are Set On “Self-Destruct”

A prophetic quote from the late Malcolm Muggeridge: . . . it has become abundantly clear in the second half of the twentieth century that Western Man has decided to abolish himself. Having wearied of the struggle to be himself, he … Continue reading

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The Harm of Treating Sin Lightly

From John Piper’s forward to John Owen’s book, Overcoming Sin and Temptation: As I look across the Christian landscape, I think it is fair to say concerning sin, “They have healed the wound of my people lightly” (Jer. 6:14; 8:11, ESV). I … Continue reading

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Why apart from Christ man will always find himself unsatisfied

All memory is tragic in the end: The failures, humiliations, betrayals, sufferings, or calamities that we recall for the most part cannot now be undone; the joys, triumphs, discoveries, and raptures that we recall are for the most part long … Continue reading

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Great Scriptural Christmas Poem Video–Christmas in Dark Places

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The Double Tragedy of School Shootings

Every time I hear about another school shooting I am sickened. Sickened as a parent, as a citizen, as a gun owner, and as a Christian. But just as sickening as the loss of life and terror that school shootings … Continue reading

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Finding Contentment in Christ

“Contentment is the cultivation of a satisfied heart. It is the discipline of being fully alive to God and to others whatever our material circumstances. Contentment is not achieved through getting everything we want but by training the heart to … Continue reading

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