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Amid ‘Evangelism Crisis,’ Southern Baptists Bring In $400 Million More
While the No. 1 evangelical denomination reports the highs and lows of 2015, America's No. 3 reports just highs.
In contrast, undesignated giving increased more than $406 million to surpass $9 billion. Giving to Great Commission ministry programs was down by
Singled Out
It's time to lay aside our assumptions about singleness.
feeling oppressed. Perhaps, with tongue-in-cheek, we can at least agree that the endless questioning and advice giving of the coupled is oppressive. “Met
Evenly Split, Southern Baptists Pick President after Candidate Quits
J. D. Greear withdraws from unusually tight SBC election, making Steve Gaines the next leader.
On the other hand, 2015 was the 17th year that the number of SBC churches has grown, and undesignated giving was up by more than $400 million.
Five Observations in the New Era of Christian Networks-- and What Denominations Need to Learn
The network advantage... and what denominations can learn from them
Too often denominational giving feels like a tax while network finances seem like a partnership. If you sell your giving as a taxation plan, you can expect the Boston Tea Party.
Remembering Spiritual Disciplines
Authors David Mathis and Philip Nation discuss a vital subject.
in particular to help students simplify the framework of the spiritual disciplines, and distill the key principles, so that an often intimidating topic could become more realistic and life-giving.
Motherhood is Missional
Motherhood is discipleship, and it's part of the mission.
The Bible isn't “good advice for missional moms,” it's our very lives. Nowhere else are we going to find this kind of life-giving food for our soul: “I have been crucified with Christ.
What to Give Up for Lent 2016? Consider Twitter's Top Ideas
(UPDATED) Here's the final tally of the top 100 choices of 2016, plus charts on how Lenten abstinence has changed over time.
Someone must have told Twitter. Last year, more than 400,000 people tweeted what they were giving up during the week of Ash Wednesday. 32, netflix, 255. 33, giving up things, 253.
Border Crossing: Five Habits of Incarnational Giving
There are plenty of reasons we justify NOT giving, but there are just as many reason to give generously anyway.
There are plenty of reasons we justify NOT giving, but there are just as many reason to give generously anyway. Border Crossing: Five Habits of Incarnational Giving.
The Universal Call to ‘Mothering Like Christ’
Childbirth illustrates the life-giving sacrifice of body, mind, and soul that applies to us all.
The Universal Call to 'Mothering Like Christ'. May 5 2016. Childbirth illustrates the life-giving sacrifice of body, mind, and soul that applies to us all. Jeannie
Dear Church Planter, I Believe in You
Church planting is a key to advancing the kingdom of God.
At the end of the day, our prayer is that in this book we're giving you tools to help you be effective in church planting so that, whether you're planting in a small community in Maine
Make Peace
The Christian's best option is love.
Islam. This climate of war emboldens radical ideologues, giving them a foothold to recruit young jihadis (some of whom are now American youth). Meanwhile
College Drops Mascot Named for Missionaries Martyred by Native Americans
The 'Fighting Missionaries' will no longer memorialize Marcus and Narcissa Whitman.
But the Whitmans quickly offended the Cayuse after they condemned “cultural practices like gift-giving” as extortion and scorned the Native Americans' value of worshipping in their own
Weekend Edition—April 8, 2016
Religious liberty, Kindness, Discipleship, and more!
A third of Protestant senior pastors say their church's giving was under budget in 2015, according to LifeWay Research. One in 5 saw their finances decline.
Researchers Reveal Recent Shifts Among American Megachurches
Fewer seats, more Communion among findings by Leadership Network and Hartford Institute.
print. Today's megachurches have fewer seats but fill them more often. They take in more money, yet giving has declined. Giving has slowed as well.
Two Most Important Elements of Preaching
Pastors cannot lack these two things: passion and authority
EM Bounds called it “unction.”. “This unction vitalizes God's revealed truth, makes it living and life-giving. Even God's truth spoken without this unction is light, dead, and deadening.
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My Encounter with Ken Ham's Giant Ark
My Encounter with Ken Ham's Giant Ark
A four-hour visit to the massive replica of Noah's boat left me with a flood of questions.
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