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Jan 29, 2015
Thinkers
Thursday is for Thinkers: How to Love a Loved One with Mental Illness

Thursday is for Thinkers: How to Love a Loved One with Mental Illness

Heather Palacios and her husband Raul share about mental illness in their marriage and how Raul has loved Heather faithfully throughout their marriage.

When Raul watched me walk down the aisle on February 6, 1999, he knew it was the beginning of a new journey. However, he had no idea it wouldn’t be an easy one. On July 30, 2000, less than two years married, he would find me in a parking lot, inebriated and in the middle ...

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Jan 29, 2015
Roundup

Morning Roundup 1/29/15

No Worship in NYC Public Schools; Religious Decline?; Gospel in Three Directions
Morning Roundup 1/29/15
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No Worship Services in Public Schools, New York Mayor Tells Supreme Court—Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra

So, I’m confused. Mayor de Blasio said that he would support churches renting public schools, but now his administration is arguing against his stated position.

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Jan 28, 2015
Interview

New Innovations in Theological Education: An Interview With Kent Anderson

Theological education is evolving before our eyes—programs like Immerse are changing the game.
New Innovations in Theological Education: An Interview With Kent Anderson

For some reason, I spent a lot of time at seminaries in 2014. Some are thriving, some are shrinking, but a few are innovating. There are many reasons we don't see much innovating on the campuses on seminaries, but the need to follow accrediting requirements is one of ...

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Jan 28, 2015
Church Planting

Toward Viral: What Exponential Growth Might Look Like: Frontline Church Planting/Vanguard Church

Sacrificial church planting requires partnership and a willing to give for the sake of growth.
Toward Viral: What Exponential Growth Might Look Like: Frontline Church Planting/Vanguard Church

In the past 10 years, Frontline/Vanguard Church has planted 16 churches in North America and 5 internationally, for a total of 21 churches.

The strategy of Frontline Church Planting/Vanguard Church is to partner with other churches in the planting process. They have partnered ...

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Jan 28, 2015
Roundup

Morning Roundup 1/28/15

Bivocational Pastors; David Dockery; Early Christian Beliefs
Morning Roundup 1/28/15

Eight Reasons Why Some Full-time Pastors and Staff Should Go BivocationalThom Rainer

I really appreciate this post from Thom Rainer—good advice on the need to embrace biovacational ministry.

An Interview wih David DockeryJustin Taylor

I tweeted on Monday ...

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Jan 27, 2015
Discipleship

Discipleship Works—What a Lot of People Miss About Our Role in Our Discipleship

God could mature his people on his own, but he has decided to bring us into the process.
Discipleship Works—What a Lot of People Miss About Our Role in Our Discipleship
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Why Is Discipleship Lacking?

We were called to make disciples, but there seems to be a discipleship deficit in many churches. And it isn’t for lack of conversation and resources.

Leaders are asking questions like, “What should we do?” and “How ...

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Jan 27, 2015
Roundup

Morning Roundup 1/27/15

Church or Football?; Objections in Evangelism; Christian Author on Her Cancer
Morning Roundup 1/27/15
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Churchgoers Were Given a Choice Between Celebrating Their Faith and Watching Football — and Here’s How They RespondedBilly Hallowell

I'm told the Super Bowl is coming up this weekend. I hope the good guys win the Stanley Cup!

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