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International Adoptions Drop to New Low as Evangelical Funding Spikes
Churches continue to rally for orphan care while the State Department addresses global restrictions.
continues to climb dramatically”: Overall, charitable giving by Americans grew by a strong 4.1 percent in 2015, according to Giving USA. In that same
Dispatches from Kenya
Kenyan evangelicals were a petri dish in the grand experiment of public square engagement.
In a recent visit I thought that by sitting in the back seat of a car I was honoring my African colleague by giving him the seat next to the driver. My generous gesture backfired.
God Loves a Cheerful Itemizer
Experts assess how Trump tax plan to double the standard deduction would cost ministries bigly.
Experts assess how Trump tax plan to double the standard deduction would cost ministries bigly.
Suicide, Mental Illness, and the Church: An Interview with Kay Warren
All church members can play a role in helping those with mental illness.
So I am encouraged, but the dilemma is the “what.” People will say, “Yes, I want to care and I do care, but I just don't know what to do.” We are still a little behind in giving people the
Leadership Is Not About You
Leadership means hard work and service.
we have different gifts: If prophecy, use it according to the proportion of one's faith; if service, use it in service; if teaching, in teaching; if exhorting, in exhortation; giving, with generosity
The Helpful History of Minority Demonstrations
John Richards responds to Ed Stetzer's article on Kaepernick’s protest
article. After a conversation today, he suggested I write a response giving a perspective I hope might be helpful in framing the Christian response. The
We Need to Take Jesus’ Metaphor of Being Born Again More SeriouslySubscriber Access Only
It’s easy to ignore the painful, messy, universal experience of birth that Jesus was referring to.
examples show . . . that there was a tradition of comparing women giving birth to warriors in battle.” This happens in the Old Testament too. It may seem
Your Tithe Doesn’t Have to Go to Your Church, Most Leaders Say
But for many Christians, it may be a moot point.
But for many Christians, it may be a moot point.
Fake Apocalypse News Shouldn't Eclipse Real Tragedy News
There are real issues that deserve full coverage, not another fake story about the end of the world.
today? Taking Our Eyes Off the Good. In giving people like Meade a platform, media outlets have unwittingly legitimized his illegitimate findings. They
5 Big Ideas for Generous Churches
Want your people to give with joy? Here’s what it’s going to take.
God's Word to God's people. Perhaps you could select some of Jesus' parables that center on giving and build a series around that. Maybe you and your
Five Things Small Town Church Planters Wish Their Denominational Leaders Knew
Planters in rural America feel misunderstood and ignored.
church planting conference. Our two presenters did a fantastic job giving the nuts and bolts of planting and doing multisite in a rural context. It wasn't
Generosity Gap: Christians and Pastors Tithe and Tip for Different Reasons
Survey identifies the main motivations for giving money.
Research. Generosity Gap: Christians and Pastors Tithe and Tip for Different Reasons. Survey identifies the main motivations for giving money. Kate Shellnutt.
Go Where The Humans Are: What One Movement’s Small Town Task Force Has Learned So Far
If there are humans in small towns, then they need churches.
Planting anywhere is hard. Planting in small towns has its own unique challenges. Planters and their churches are often under financial strain as giving can be low and jobs hard to find.
One-on-One with Jamie Aten on the New MA in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership Program at Wheaton College
New master's degree seeks to prepare the next generation of humanitarian and disaster professionals.
In addition, the courses will be taught by many of these leaders themselves, giving students access to national and global networks that will open up opportunities for field work
Rural Matters: Placing Rural Church Planting Back on the Map
Small town pastors are doing big things for God’s Kingdom.
With the recent resurgence focused on rural communities, there is no better time to raise awareness for the need for life-giving churches in those areas.
The Value of Church Planter Assessment and Boot Camps
We identified seven challenges faced by most church planters.
Church planter development is a crucial element to giving new churches a real chance to succeed. This is all about giving church planters a better chance to succeed.
Love2020: Q&A with Paul Cedar & Kathy Branzell
Love the Lord your God ... Love your neighbor ...
During Amplify 2017, I had the honor of giving Paul Cedar, Chairman and CEO of the Mission America Coalition, the lifetime recognition award for his commitment to evangelism.
One-on-One with Scholar and Researcher Mark Silk on the Future of Religion, Especially Evangelicalism, in America
Evangelicalism is now the normative form of non-Catholic Christianity in America.
Mark: I like the approach that our sociologists and demographers take, which is to ask people to identify themselves rather than giving people a list of things to choose among.
One-on-One with Daniel Im on Discipleship from a Systems Perspective
Five micro-shifts that lead to macro-change
Churches often measure success in ministry and whether someone is a mature disciple by using output goals, such as attendance, giving, and serving.
A Prayer and Confession of the Church in America During These Days
A prayer of Daniel as a model of repentance.
7:1-2). We know the judgement of God's household will be first (1 Peter 4:17), yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?
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