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Jan 22, 2018
intention, action, evangelism, hospitality
Don't Just Stand There, Say Something: Intention vs. Action in EvangelismImage: publicdomainpictures

Don't Just Stand There, Say Something: Intention vs. Action in Evangelism

Simply praying for the lost is not enough.

The church in the West lives in exciting and challenging times. People are truly considering what it looks like to be a missionary in their cultural context now more than in the past 100 years. This has been a great thing for the church, and a large part of this new movement ...

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Jan 19, 2018
White House, Health and Human Services, Religious Freedom

Overreach Is the Part of Obama’s Legacy That Trump Should Undo. And He Is.

HHS Announces New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

Today, the Trump administration rolled back some Obama administration rules and changed how the government would approach religious and conscience objections.

The Washinton Post reported:

The document released describes an approach to conscience and religious protections that ...

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Jan 19, 2018
humility, leadership

The Humble Leader

Lifeway Senior Vice President contributes to a new series

Leadership is often very humbling, and leadership is most dangerous when it ceases to be. Here is what I mean: Leadership is humbling because it is extremely challenging. Being a leader can be deeply sanctifying because humbling opportunities abound.

The messiness of life gets ...

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Jan 18, 2018
opioid, addiction, national health crisis

The Church’s Response to the Opioid Crisis: Practical Tool Kit for Faith-Based Leaders

A new resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This past fall, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency. This came in response to a commission report that stated the country was “enduring a death toll equal to September 11th, every three weeks.”

Overdosing on drugs, especially opioids ...

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Jan 17, 2018
books, gospel-centered life

A Look at Notable 2017 Publications

TEDS President offers his annual list of best books
A Look at Notable 2017 Publications
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As we move closer to the conclusion of the 2017 calendar year, it seems like a good time to look back at some of this year’s important publications. It is impossible to keep up with the ever expanding number of books that are published each year and I make no claims to ...

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Jan 17, 2018
work, new book, priest, identity

One-on-One with Scott Breslin on Embracing Our Priestly Nature at Work

There is innate dignity to every occupation and job a Christian might do.

Ed Stetzer: What was the reason for writing Embracing Our Priestly Nature at Work?

Scott Breslin: I wrote the book to help rekindle the notion of the priesthood of all believers in a way that was both theologically sound and practical for ordinary Christians. There are many teachings ...

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Jan 16, 2018
evangelism, podcast

Sometimes Our First Step in Evangelism Is Not Jumping in with a Gospel Presentation

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
Sometimes Our First Step in Evangelism Is Not Jumping in with a Gospel Presentation

Sometimes Our First Step in Evangelism Is Not Jumping in with a Gospel Presentation

Kerilee Van Schooten, Church Evangelism Research and Ministries Coordinator at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, talks to us about what it means to simply listen and be present when ...

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Dr. John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International, a ministry that has trained millions of Christians around the world to share Christ, discusses the state of evangelism, research on evangelism trends, as well as myths and methods of evangelism.

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