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Fruitful Near-Culture Church Planters: A Qualitative Study (Part 1)
A survey of near-culture church planters
multiple times, was the idea of the worker “persevering through difficulty and suffering.” It seems that difficulty and suffering are companions of fruitfulness for near-culture church planters
Recent Research on End-of-Life Issues Reveal Holes in Our Theology
If we are pro-life, we are anti-assisted suicide.
example of persevering in suffering. When his very own wife said, “Curse God and die,” Job couldn't fathom such an act. And yet, what do we see happening in the Church's thinking if
The Benedict Option’s Blind Spots
A vibrant church in America learns from global and local leaders.
The New Testament provides a model of persevering faith, creativity, and community. Anyone seeking a more dynamic, transformational, risk-taking church in America will humbly learn
Fruitful Near-Culture Church Planters: A Qualitative Study (Part 2)
A survey of near-culture church planters
She trains and coaches believers to ignite church-planting movements. were fruitful primarily because they value certain things: growing intimacy with Jesus, persevering on mission
I Survived Katrina and CancerSubscriber Access Only
Here's what I learned.
The church has long taught fortitude as the virtue of adversity and as a fruit of resilience is expediting recovery, fortitude places greater value on endurance and persevering through long
How to Regain Cultural CapitalSubscriber Access Only
The persecuted church shows the power of community amid social hostility.
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The life and history of the church proves that there will always be those who wish to not our main concern, it can be a powerful byproduct of these kinds of persevering communities that
We Need Mentors in Our Spiritual Lives, Too
Diverse relationships within the church help teach and train.
Mary gained wisdom from persevering through life. regularly taught women's Bible studies, homeschooled her children, and was devoted to serving midshipmen, her church, and her
God Has a Confusing Plan for Your LifeSubscriber Access Only
The believer's call is never to certainty, but to faith.
Swoboda (a pastor at Theophilus, a Portland church, and a teacher at George Fox and Fuller It isn't just sin and disbelief, but faith—even the stoutest, most persevering faith—that takes
Why I Stayed in a Predominantly White Church
Sacrificing comfort, gaining unity. A guest post by Trillia Newbell.
I'm convinced many of our problems with the church result from running away from difficult or uncomfortable situations rather than persevering through them.
When Your Child Is a Prodigal
We’ve been waiting 15 years, and there’s no “happy ending” in sight.
We placed a high priority on both church involvement and community service. In our context, always protecting, trusting, hoping, and persevering doesn't exempt us from living with
There’s Only One Thing That Lets Us Get Close to SufferingSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from 'The Justice Calling'.
Because of what God has done, is doing, and will do in and through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, we can enter a fallen world of suffering and heartache rooted in a persevering hope
Joni Eareckson Tada: “Don’t Deny Christ. The Stakes Are Too High”Subscriber Access Only
How suffering drives us to the Cross
Given all of those trials, has persevering through suffering gotten any easier? I love Ephesians 3:10: “His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be
The Key to Making a Difference in the WorldSubscriber Access Only
Key speakers at the famous conference seem to agree.
what evangelical passion—for evangelism, social justice, the environment, rebuilding the church (yes, these There's a reason one of the most effective and persevering activists of our
Adoption: Not a Justice Cause But a Spiritual RealitySubscriber Access Only
Together for Adoption responds to Megan Hill's recent Her.meneutics post.
If we want that type of movement to happen within the church, and to happen in a But the theology of adoption can equip Christians to have a persevering love with children who resist
Chuck Colson: 1931-2012. A Legacy of Gospel Proclamation and Social Concern
Colson's legacy, like every persevering Christian, is one of a man brought low by his sin, but made new in Christ-- and used for his purposes in ways he would have never imagined.
Strong Is the New SkinnySubscriber Access Only
A fitness movement that pushes women to understand the power of their own bodies? I’m in.
body, food. I learned that strength is about testing limits and persevering through weakness—lessons that serve me well in every area of my life. I learned
Is Jesus Camp Objective? Or Unfair?Subscriber Access Only
Christians debate the documentary Jesus Camp; even Ted Haggard joins the fray. The Black Dahlia takes us to the dark side, while Gridiron Gang and Everyone's Hero make sports fans and families cheer. Plus: The Last Kiss, and more reviews of Lassie and Hollywoodland.
a thousand miles to help Babe Ruth's New York Yankees win the World Series, he lives out an inspiring adventure that teaches him, and us, lessons about persevering against all odds.
I Am David Is Like a Passion Cast PartySubscriber Access Only
Religious press critics consider I Am David, Closer, House of Flying Daggers, and Blade: Trinity. Plus, more reviews of Christmas with the Kranks, A Very Long Engagement, Finding Neverland, Kinsey, and National Treasure.
By painting such a dismal picture of love as practiced outside of God's perfect plan, Closer comes very close to proving His point: that a monogamous, persevering commitment to
Yes ManSubscriber Access Only
movies? What is it about persevering through the long, lean times when change seems impossible, that makes us better people in the long run? What
The Lima Bean GospelSubscriber Access Only
The Good News is so much bigger than we make it out to be.
If, by contrast, such voices called the church in America to give away its Christmas billions testimony to the immensity and scope of the gospel if we lived out persevering, sacrificial love
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Melvin Banks Had a Dream
Melvin Banks Had a Dream
An interview with the founder of the largest African American Christian publishing house.
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