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Apr 25, 2017
evangelism, imagination, Amplify
The “E” Word: Why Many Avoid It, and How We Can Reimagine ItImage: pixabay

The “E” Word: Why Many Avoid It, and How We Can Reimagine It

Part One in a new series.

If we are honest, we must say that in many senses, we've lost our imagination, passion, and direction for evangelism. We need to put evangelism back into our imagination. To some, I may sound like a broken record (if you are old enough to remember records!). But I honestly ...

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Apr 24, 2017
church planting, contextualization

One-on-One with Dave Choi of Church of the Beloved in Chicago

Dave started the church in 2011 with no people, no resources, no building, nothing.
One-on-One with Dave Choi of Church of the Beloved in Chicago
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Ed: Dave, you came here and started Church of the Beloved in Chicago, but give me a little backstory. How did you come to start this church?

Dave: I was getting some offers from churches that were established with senior leaders who are highly respected and seasoned. I was really ...

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Apr 22, 2017
evangelism, conference, webinar

Cease Squirming and Know That I Am God: Why Don’t We Share the Gospel?

We share the gospel because men and women need to know they are loved by God.
Cease Squirming and Know That I Am God: Why Don’t We Share the Gospel?
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I’ve seen people squirm and fidget whenever the topic of evangelism is mentioned. Of course, the reasons vary from person to person.

Awkwardness

I wonder if some feel awkward engaging in an activity they’ve never, or seldom, done. They are awkward when it comes to ...

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Apr 21, 2017
Bill O'Reilly, Fox News

What Can the Church Learn about Sexual Harassment, Accusations, & Transparency from the Bill O'Reilly Debacle?

Powerful men, with organizations tending to cover things up, are a recipe for disaster.
What Can the Church Learn about Sexual Harassment, Accusations, & Transparency from the Bill O'Reilly Debacle?

The explosive controversy surrounding Bill O'Reilly has captured the attention of global news networks, and his sudden departure has sparked conversation about harassment, bullying, and organizational response. Wednesday night, I watched Fox News briefly mention O’Reilly ...

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Apr 20, 2017
ministry, success, leadership

Modeling the Ministry Success of Jesus

Why do we expect to be welcomed and cheered in our communities?
Modeling the Ministry Success of Jesus
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Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand ...
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Apr 19, 2017
evangelism, church planting, rural church

Rural Matters: Part of God's Plan to Transform Our Communities and Our World

Rural North America needs Jesus.
Rural Matters: Part of God's Plan to Transform Our Communities and Our World
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For many, particularly in the news media, Donald Trump has put a focus on rural America—specifically, white rural America. And, for many of us, our stereotypes prevail when we consider ‘rural America.’

Regardless, the fact is that we may be at a kairos moment ...

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Apr 18, 2017
evangelism, church planting, marathon

Stay the Course: Keeping a Church Evangelistically Focused after the Launch

Church planting is similar to running a marathon.
Stay the Course: Keeping a Church Evangelistically Focused after the Launch
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The marathon comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger who was sent from the Battle of Marathon to Athens—26 miles away—to inform the Greeks that the Persians had been defeated. Legend has it that Pheidippides ran the entire 26 miles without stopping, ...

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