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Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day
Why our family is celebrating Advent this year.
Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day. Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day. Third, develop a rhythm. It's no secret that this is a crazy time of year.
Rural Stories: Books to Challenge, Inspire, and Encourage the Small Town Pastor
Donnie Griggs, J.D. Vance, and Winn Collier
The most powerful story was the gospel—God in the flesh dwelt among us, died, rose again on the third day, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and would one day return in glory
How Can We Cultivate a Sense of ‘Belonging’ in Our Gospel Witness?
Belonging is one of the great longings of the human soul.
Let his Word speak. Third, engage in constant prayer. Think back over your day and ask God to show you times when you were prejudicial, discriminatory, and marginalized others.
Getting Past Inertia: Three Simple Tips for Sharing Our Faith
Sailboats and lists
Third, a message for the pastors: we need to dedicate ourselves to leadership in this area. This is because, at the end of the day, sharing the gospel isn't just a side job—it is, arguably
How to Be Busy but in Balance
Work is good; too much good can be bad.
God has given us 24 hours each day and calls us to find ways to use that time effectively and to his ultimate glory. Third, don't let other people tell you what to value most.
The Problem of Suicide: How is the Church Caring for those Impacted?
A church without the broken is a broken church.
Each year, 44,193 Americans die by suicide which, on average, amounts to 121 suicides per day. Third, churches need to be more engaged in the prevention of suicide.
Three Reasons You Should Go Trick or Treating
Halloween can be a time to be on mission and build relationships that will deepen throughout the year.
Of course, you can meet your neighbors any time—but on this day, they are coming to your door. Third, you can have a missional Halloween in how you greet neighbors.
David Platt to Be a Teaching Pastor—Is it a Bridge Too Far for the IMB President?
International Mission Board president to become McLean Bible teaching pastor.
t assume that the person doing day-to-day leadership has to be the best in every category: the best preacher, the best leader, the best whatever else the church needs. Third, you are a
John Adams’ Words 240 Years Later: A Faith Filter for the Church Today
The role of the “great Politician” can only be found in the person of Jesus Christ.
And this just isn't so. No matter how close to godliness we may appear to be, we are all tainted with sin at the end of the day. Third, we regroup as Christ-followers.
Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
“The Day the Angels In our modern era, we may think we have a third choice: the autonomous self, but Wilson, through the stories of O'Connor and Dostoevsky, points out that the self is
Kaepernick, Speech, and a Job: The Cleat May Soon be on the Other Foot
Free speech is important, but is it always helpful, and how does it relate to employment?
Third, yes, this is unpopular speech, but it is worth remembering that Christians have some unpopular speech as well. Why? Well, they didn't kneel to the prevailing views of the day.
When Questions Reflect Issues of the Heart: A New Evangelism for a New Day
The questions have changed, but the needs are the same.
That day, as I picked up my Chocolate Macadamia Nut coffee, Sam posed a tough question to me. A third wondered how a loving God could send anyone to hell.
The Contexts for Our Carols
Cherished Christmas carols help us to sing with the saints through the ages.
hymn writers draw on both the gospel accounts of Christ's birth and the political and theological categories of their day to shape Henry Suso rendered the third verse as “Where are joys
Hugh Hefner, Mourning, and Legacies: Beyond the Pipe and the Robe
Is sex better because of Hugh Hefner?
Third, we mourn the legacy of a pornified culture. At the end of the day, I think we need to ask, “Is sex better because of Hugh Hefner?” After all, his desired legacy was to set us free from
Most Read Posts of 2016 (11-20)
It's that time of year.
to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with
On Christians Unable to Critique President Trump: Loyalty and the Rorschach Test
If you are unable to critique a president, you've lost your prophetic witness.
He sent out no tweet that day—only one of four days in his presidency that have in his response (and unnecessarily divided the country), some Christians acted like third-grade children
Three Church-Planting Practices That Need To Die
Humility in community for the glory of God
to be a community of people who walk together Sunday through Saturday and who see each day as an opportunity to worship God and draw others into His Kingdom. Third, we must
Breaking the 200 Barrier: New Vintage Church in Richland, Washington
Church seeks to meet the needs of unbelievers in southwest Washington State
One day at a pastors' luncheon, early in our planting journey, another church planter friend asked me The third way to lead that will help cause numerical growth is to stay the course with
Church Security: How Do We Keep Our Churches Safe in a World Where Evil Is Present?
As we think through how to keep our people safe, we remember that our hope is secure in God.
Third, it is helpful to consider “visible deterrence.”. Where does that leave us? At the end of the day, we have to trust the Lord and live in faith, not fear.
Hispanic Evangelicals & Politics Today: My Interview with Gabriel Salguero
Rev. Salguero is the founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) and a pastor in Orlando, FL
and are realizing that the dearth of viable political options calls us to carve a third way that will We are praying for a new day when evangelicalism is not seen as the religious face of any
Two Marvelous Truths Help Me Say No to Sexual Sin
Two Marvelous Truths Help Me Say No to Sexual Sin
As a same-sex-attracted woman married to a man, I was struggling to ward off temptation on my own power. Then God showed me I didn’t have to.
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