10 Characteristics of Movemental Christianity
Moving from addition to reproduction.
No movement will happen until pressure is applied to move the church from the place of being static to a body of believers in action—from addition to reproduction.
The Power of Polarity
It’s past time the ongoing divide between justice and evangelism was broken down.
This is true in the world of music, which is mostly storytelling set to song. It is true in the world of television and film, which is mostly storytelling set to action.
The Vacuum Christian Indifference Creates
The crisis we face when the church is silent on social justice.
In James 2:15–17, the apostle articulates the insufficiency of well-wishing without action: “Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.
30 Day Infusions to Be Better Followers of Christ
30 days and four essential practices
Then, pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to fill each of you as you take action. If we just hope that outreach will happen, we can plan to be disappointed. Good things rarely just happen.
Hacksaw Ridge: The Bloody, True Story of Faith in Action
Mel Gibson’s new film raises questions about religious liberty and moral conviction amidst national turmoil.
Hacksaw Ridge: The Bloody, True Story of Faith in Action. Brett McCracken| November 3, 2016. Hacksaw Ridge: The Bloody, True Story of Faith in Action. Image: Lionsgate.
Judge Halts Deportations of Detroit Christians to Iraq
Court order gives 100-plus Chaldeans two weeks to make their case.
“The court took a life-saving action by blocking our clients from being immediately sent back to Iraq,” stated Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, who
Weekend Edition - January 20, 2017
Rural churches, same-sex marriage, ICYMI, and church signs
they are expected to resign. We have a different name for IVCF's action: discipleship. Previously on The Exchange. Retraining Our Minds on the Things
Facts, Faith, and Faces
World Relief hosts free webinar: Leading Your Church Through the Post-Election Environment
or the fact of the extensive economic contributions of the 500,000 young people who are paying taxes and contributing to the economy because of the Deferred Action for Childhood
Then they led him away to be crucified.”. Matthew 27:28–31. View in context. “Passion” conveys a strong emotion, a powerful feeling for something that leads to action.
Pray: Take time to consider all you've reflected on this week. Thank God for his work; invite God to point you toward one action you can take to apply these ideas to your life.
Evangelism, Iranian Style
Amid persecution and a travel ban, Iran’s youth want community and transformation from within.
We not only help persecuted and isolated Christians grow strong in faith and action, but we also teach them to share the gospel with their persecutors.
The Fight for Social Justice Starts Within
What Jason Russell and John Ortberg learned about the souls of activists.
Justice Grows Deep. Christians have, at various points in history, sorted the ideas of justice and the inner life into opposing categories—action versus contemplation.
Turning the World Upside Down, Down Under
As Americans debate the Benedict Option, anti-Christian fervor in Australia has convinced me that we need a more disruptive strategy.
Christians who speak out against progressive ideologies. There are many examples of this soft persecution in action. First, in 2015, the Catholic Archbishop
‘Paterson’ Richly Rewards the Watchful
So much depends upon a bus driver, carefully attentive, writing poetry in Paterson, NJ.
His younger self, in uniform as a Marine, stares dutifully from a picture frame at home, assuring us that he's ready for action. But what kind of action? As