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In the Game: Reflections on Sports, Momentum, and the First Rural Matters Conference
Jesus, rural ministry, and football
In the Game: Reflections on Sports, Momentum, and the First Rural Matters Conference. In the Game: Reflections on Sports, Momentum, and the First Rural Matters Conference.
The African Diaspora (Part 2): What We Can Learn and Biblical Principles
Immigrants can bless their home countries and their host countries
He felt called by God to return to his country and start a sports business, training and discipling both nationally known athletes and youth in his home district.
The Helpful History of Minority Demonstrations
John Richards responds to Ed Stetzer's article on Kaepernick’s protest
This weekend, President Trump fired the tweet heard 'round the sports world. And the sports world—specifically NFL players and owners— responded with protests and demonstrations.
How We’re Encouraging Chicago Church Planters This Fall
Join us this month at Progressive Baptist Church in downtown Chicago.
summer hiatus. Young families spend weekends doing sports and visiting orchards, squeezing out every ounce of the summer before the winter hits. For
God and the Gridiron Game
America's obsession with football is nearly as old as the game itself.
The NFL remains far and away America's most popular sports league, and nearly 43 percent of Americans' identify either professional or college football as their favorite sport.
Go Big or Go Home: Reimagining Rural Church Planting
If millions of Americans still lived in rural areas, surely God cared about them too.
It's the phrase we used in college to commemorate basically any achievement from a victory in intramural sports to a surprisingly good grade in ECON 101.
Race and Ethnicity
The local church is unrivaled in its potential to bring about meaningful transformation.
While there are other programs or venues like sports teams and non-religiously related interventions that have been demonstrated to be efficacious in reducing prejudice and intergroup
Effective Partnering: The Church and Cross-Cultural Worker On-Task Together
A good church-field partnership takes work and lots of communication.
Is it basketball? Education? Medical care? Hairstylists? Coffee/tea-drinking? Adventure sports? Business acumen? Counseling? The list is endless.
Ghost Towns and Small Towns: Church Planting in a Boom and Bust World
representing God in places that have been burned by short booms and long busts
substance abuse, depression, and self-defeating attempts to tap into the boom economy through lottery tickets, casino gambling, or long-shot ambitions of hitting it big in sports or music.
Why We Should Be Inviting Our Non-Christian Friends and Neighbors to Church at Easter, My Article at CNN (and a Bit More)
More people are open to Gospel conversations that you might think.
The reality is, we all 'proselytize' (convert to another belief or opinion) about something: a sports team, a way of seeing gender or age or social status, certain foods, political affiliations
Why You Most Certainly Will Fail to Reach Your Secular Friends
Many have never been given a single reason as to why God is relevant to their lives.
I mean is for us to make a difference by connecting with people, getting involved with Apple computers, with Congress, with your high school leadership team, with sports or whatever
The Youth Sports Myth: You Owe It to Your Child
Hundreds of dollars, hours of intense practice. Is it worth the cost?
Opinion | Family. The Youth Sports Myth: You Owe It to Your Child. Condition. Find the right travel team. But experts in the fields of sports and medicine are telling a different story.
Ten Christian Athletes Who Were Tebowing Before Tebow
Christian sports stars have a long history of using their public platform to display their private faith.
Christian sports stars have a long history of using their public platform to display their private faith. Early Church; Middle Ages; Reformation; Early Modern; Modern.
Extreme Athletes Don’t Have to Settle for Adrenaline Highs
Action-sports ministries help wakeboarders, surfers, skaters, and snowboarders ground their passions in gospel truth.
Action-sports ministries help wakeboarders, surfers, skaters, and snowboarders ground their passions in gospel truth. Extreme Athletes Don't Have to Settle for Adrenaline Highs.
Astros Pastor: ‘You’re Playing for the Lord’
The Houston team’s Spanish-speaking minister reflects on faith in the World Series.
the guys. Thank you so much for doing that.”. What do you like most about this job and getting to work at the intersection of sports and ministry? I was
The ‘Religious Affections’ of Billy Graham’s Evangelism
On the evangelist’s 99th birthday, we look at the role desire played in so many decisions for Christ.
Unlike a sports contest, there was no competition, no winners and losers, no beer vendors, no cursing, no cocky young men strutting and spitting, no dancing young women in skimpy
How Christians Do March Madness
Two Reformed schools demonstrate an important lesson in rivalry.
But even without national prominence, the Knights and the Flying Dutchman are in many ways the quintessential adversaries— demonstrating exactly what makes sports rivalries so
Preaching the Gospel with Words: Why There’s No Other Way
We marginalize evangelism when we say the good news is social action.
many expressions,” these evangelists are proclaiming the good news through festivals, church meetings, neighborhood outreaches, student ministries, action sports, spoken word
Americans Agree: God Blesses Super Bowl Athletes, not Their Teams
How evangelicals and others see God’s providence in The Big Game vs. Trump’s election.
poll by PRRI. Among all religious groups, nonwhite Protestants (41%) were most inclined to say that God determines who wins in sports. Around an earlier
Why You Should Use Stats in Ministry
Facts are our friends, and so are stats.
Here are three reasons why. Those of you who know me know my tentative relationship with all things sports. It isn't that I know nothing of sports; I just haven't kept up much.
The Generous Soul
The Generous Soul
Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude.
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