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The Power of Polarity
It’s past time the ongoing divide between justice and evangelism was broken down.
The Western mind, by default, seeks resolution of tension, elimination of ambiguity, and distinction in borders. But what if the Western mind is wrong?
How We Lead in Times of Cultural Shift
In many ways, we have lost our home field advantage.
|. Ed Stetzer. Image: descrier. 0; tweet; share; email; print. It's pretty obvious the English-speaking Western world is rapidly changing in regards to faith. The
Don’t Despise Small Town Living: Jesus Didn’t
Capernaum was home to about 1,500 people.
Details and registration at ruralmatters.eventbrite.com. Tyson Lambertson is the Founder and Lead Pastor of The Rock Church in Western Nebraska.
Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part One)
What oral communication can accomplish in Bible translation projects that print communication alone cannot
Literacy in the Western developing nations surged soon after, especially with the democratization of education. Eventually, Western mission expansion
Ruralology: All It Takes Is Sacrifice, Commitment, and a Desire to Be What God Made Us to Be
It doesn’t matter how grand your vision is if it doesn’t flow with the culture of your community.
It's because of this upbringing that I know I'm wired for rural ministry. A little over a decade ago, I felt the Lord's prompting to plant a church in western Nebraska.
‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ Gets Cosmic Conflict Disturbingly Right
David Lynch’s cult-classic revival is exactly as imaginative—and as uncomfortable—as it always needed to be.
It's a multi-genre critique of the iconic Western hero: This suit-and-tie lawman wants to save the day, but he's too busy warring with his own divided self, incapable of fulfilling his
Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part Two)
What oral communication can accomplish in Bible translation projects that print communication alone cannot
Some Africans interpret Western proponents of orality as “white people implying that Africans can be kept in a state of illiteracy because this is their natural and preferred state.” The goal
China, House Churches, and the Growth of the Kingdom
Two-thirds of Chinese Christians attend a house church.
Early missionaries to China, concerned that the gospel would become a Western import, formulated the idea that for the Church to become strong, it should be run by nationals
Protestantism after 500 Years
By 2040, half of all Protestants will live in Africa.
Although for several centuries the Protestant movement was based in Europe, then North America, it eventually expanded out of its Western homelands until it spread all over the world.
Some Quick Thoughts on House Churches: The Good, the Bad, and Why You Should Be Open to Them
They appeal to certain church planters and in certain contexts.
right way. On the other hand, house churches are far from the norm in the English-speaking Western world. And, as such, unfamiliar for many. To be
Evangelism in Leadership: Is It Really as Simple as 5 Simple Steps?
We cannot lead what we do not live.
evangelism. With a trend towards tolerance, evangelism and 'trying to convert' others is often a major turn off in broader American and Western culture.
10 Characteristics of Movemental Christianity
Moving from addition to reproduction.
the Scriptures). The Baptists and Methodists won the Western Frontier (1795–1810) because they were passionate about their beliefs. The Pentecostals
The Mainliner Who Made Me More EvangelicalSubscriber Access Only
How Frederick Buechner changed the course of Russell Moore's life.
story.” He recalls going to hear a famously “narrative” preacher and sitting through “this awful thing where he took the story of the prodigal son and recast it as a Western.” As Buechner
‘Our Relation to God Is Ungodly’Subscriber Access Only
Karl Barth said this a century ago. It’s still often true.
Such ideas have also been explored by many Western theologians, such as Thomas Aquinas, who balanced apophatic theology with cataphatic theology, that is, a theology that asserts
Exposing the Truth about Honor and Shame
The Four Dimensions Christians Must Understand
0; tweet; share; email; print. Shame is getting exposed, finally. Commentators now observe how Western culture, especially the millennial generation, is becoming more shame-prone.
One-Path Evangelism: The Scandalizing Exclusivity of Jesus
We are sinful and desperately in need of rescue.
broccoli. This is especially true of religious claims. Religious pluralism is more palatable for Western society and this worldview rules the day. Pluralism
One-on-One with Peyton Jones on "Reaching the Unreached: Becoming Raiders of the Lost Art"
"I think that every believer has this hidden yet reluctant adventurer inside of them."
Peyton is the author of Reaching The Unreached: Becoming Raiders Of The Lost Art (Zondervan 2017), Regional Church Planter Training Catalyst for NAMB (Western US and Canada
Is Orality Really Effective in Sharing the Gospel?
o·ral·i·ty: the quality of being spoken or verbally communicated
Modern Western text-based methods alone will not get the job done. Jesus didn't say to make disciples of all literate people groups, but all people groups.
The Two Worlds of a Nigerian Christian Novelist
How Chigozie Obioma’s writing draws on Western and African expressions of faith.
How Chigozie Obioma's writing draws on Western and African expressions of faith. How Chigozie Obioma's writing draws on Western and African expressions of faith.
500 Years After Reformation, Many Protestants Closer to Catholics than Martin Luther
Pew finds less than half of Protestants in many countries believe both sola fide and sola scriptura.
Pew finds less than half of Protestants in many countries believe both sola fide and sola scriptura.
Jonathan Falwell’s Caribbean Vacation Turned into Hurricane Ministry
Q+A: Jonathan Falwell’s Caribbean Vacation Turned into Hurricane Relief Ministry
After Irma disrupted his 25th wedding anniversary, Baptist pastor shares how he got Samaritan’s Purse to come to the rescue of St. Martin and why he went right back.
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