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May 5, 2015
Roundup
The State of the Evangelical Church: My Interview with Modern Reformation Magazine

The State of the Evangelical Church: My Interview with Modern Reformation Magazine

What does the evangelical church in America currently look like? Where is it going?

Modern Reformation Magazine: In 1970, Donald McGavran, a missiologist and founding dean and professor of Mission, Church Growth, and South Asian Studies at the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, published a seminal book on missions ...

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May 5, 2015
Roundup

Morning Roundup 5/5/15

Gordon College; Bernie Sanders; David Brooks
Morning Roundup 5/5/15
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Gordon College Keeps Its Faith and Its AccreditationDavid French

This is important, and I am thankful for Michael Lindsay and Gordon College.

5 Faith Facts About Unabashedly Irreligious Bernie SandersLauren Markoe

I am sharing the faith (or in this case non-faith) ...

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May 4, 2015
Missiology

Missional Angst and Western Church Norms

We need to be willing to do church differently than we may feel is comfortable and easy.
Missional Angst and Western Church Norms
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Consumer-driven forms of Christianity are creating much angst.

The prevailing model of how we do church in our Western context has been called into question, and many are proposing alternative expressions of church life.

Sharing much of that angst, I have been writing ...

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May 4, 2015
Roundup

Morning Roundup 5/4/15

Faith on TV; Gideon Bibles; God Amidst Pain
Morning Roundup 5/4/15

Would Major TV Networks Be Interested In My Faith Based Show Idea?Phil Cooke

Phil Cooke, well-known king of all (Christian) media answer a question about how to get networks interested.

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May 2, 2015
Seminars

Saturday is for Seminars: Biblical Preaching, A Discussion Panel

Join me on June 16th for a discussion panel on preaching at the SBC.
Saturday is for Seminars: Biblical Preaching, A Discussion Panel

The Gospel Project is excited to host a discussion panel on preaching with, H.B. Charles Jr., Chip Henderson, J.D. Greear, and me. Sign Up Here!

Preaching is central to pastoral ministry and the spiritual formation of our local churches. All of would agree that the core ...

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May 1, 2015
Worship

Worship as the Ultimate Act

Historically, worship has been a divisive part of the local church experience. How might we rightly understand worship?
Worship as the Ultimate Act
Courtesy of Ashton Stewart

Worship is one of those fascinating topics that can both unite and divide the church. I’ve heard it said that “worship matters most”—seemingly a bit of a strong statement, but the question is: Is it true?

Worship Because We Were Created for Such

John ...

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May 1, 2015
Humor

Church Signs of the Week: May 1, 2015

Tax Deductible; Revelation Church; No Cheesy
Church Signs of the Week: May 1, 2015

Oh my. Convicted. #Ouch.

My favorite part of this is that line at the bottom: "Serving the Lord is going to pay off after a while."

Just get straight to the point, then. Come to church!

Thanks to Samantha Citty, John Gleich, and Joshua Dickens for sending ...

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