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About Jay Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.

Which Gospel? From Bill Hull

                Larger file for use in PowerPoint. Previous version of graphic. (Thanks to reader JohnF for the upgrade on the graphic.) Thanks to Scot McKnight, I came across this chart by Bill Hull. … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright’s The Day the Revolution Began, Part 15 (Covenantal Substitutionary Atonement, Part 1)

N. T. “Tom” Wright has just released another paradigm-shifting book suggesting a new, more scriptural way of understanding the atonement, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion. Wright delves deeply into how the crucifixion and resurrection … Continue reading

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Guide for a New Adult Education Leader

I get emails — Jay, I have been asked to be the new head of a group at our church that oversees the adult education curriculum. The shepherds at my congregation are intently interested in doing more than “caretaking” when … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright’s The Day the Revolution Began, Part 14 (“Forgiveness of sins,” Part 2)

N. T. “Tom” Wright has just released another paradigm-shifting book suggesting a new, more scriptural way of understanding the atonement, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion. Wright delves deeply into how the crucifixion and resurrection … Continue reading

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Thom Rainer: Surprising Insights Regarding Church Budgets and Salaries

Longtime readers know I am a fan of Thom Rainer’s work on church leadership. He recently posted an article “Six Surprising Insights Regarding Church Budgets and Salaries.” Here’s his summary: Growing churches pay their pastors and staff slightly less than declining … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright’s The Day the Revolution Began, Part 13 (“Forgiveness of sins,” Part 1)

N. T. “Tom” Wright has just released another paradigm-shifting book suggesting a new, more scriptural way of understanding the atonement, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion. Wright delves deeply into how the crucifixion and resurrection … Continue reading

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Wineskins: “Fighting Pedophilia in the Church: A Special Ops Ministry” by Jimmy Hinton

Please take the time to read the recently posted Fighting Pedophilia in the Church: A Special Ops Ministry by Jimmy Hinton. Also his’ earlier articles: Protecting our Children from Pedophiles: Practical Steps for Parents, Churches and Organizations to Identify and Address This … Continue reading

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