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All articles by Kent Philpott

Kent Philpott is pastor of Miller Avenue Baptist Church, Mill Valley, California, and director of Earthen Vessel Publishing.

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July 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Fishing and farming

I have done some fishing — not as much as I would like, but I do plan to do more in years to come. And I’ve done some farming — only in the back yard, yet it is has been a dream of mine. Maybe a plot of land with a trout creek winding…

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May 2014
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The anointing ! (2)

During my days in the Jesus People movement, when we really did see miracles, I never heard or experienced anything like the ‘miracles’ described by Rodney Howard-Browne or Paul Cain. These ‘miracles’ they attribute to their ‘anointing’ (see ET, April 2014). However, I have had conversations with those involved in eastern spiritual practices that…

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April 2014
Articles > Biblical/theological

The anointing! (1)

‘The anointing! This is the whole thing, isn’t it?’ That is what I heard Paul Cain say some ten years ago at a nearby Pentecostal church. Rev. Paul Cain is a big name among the so-called Kansas City Prophets, along with a number of others like Bob Jones, Mike Bickle, Rick Joyner, John Paul…

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February 2014
Cults and other religions

The third heaven

Paul once said that he went to the third heaven: ‘I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven — whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows’.   ‘And I know that this man was caught up into…

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May 2013
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘I , I AM’

What a strange arrangement of words! Any newspaper editor would complain if they saw this in one of their newspaper articles, let alone as a heading!   If you generally avoid complicated looking arrangements of words and everything to do with grammar, make this newspaper article an exception and read it! There is a…

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‘The leavers’

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February 2011
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

‘The leavers’

'The leavers' This is the title of an article in the November 2010 issue of Christianity Today. The author, Drew Dyck, a manager in the Church Ministry Media Group at Christianity Today International and author of Generation ex-Christian (Moody Press), draws attention to the fact that 20- and 30-somethings are leaving the church in rather…

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A ‘new Calvinism’

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August 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

A ‘new Calvinism’

A 'new Calvinism' The June issue of Tabletalk, published by Ligonier Ministries, focuses on what is being called the 'New Calvinism'. Also a popular new book by Collin Hansen, published by Crossway, is titled Young, restless and reformed. Apparently there is renewed interest in Calvinistic or reformed theology. In this article I want to describe how…

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