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Nov 27, 2014
Thanksgiving
A Prayer of Thanksgiving
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A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Prayers of thanksgiving are an overflow of a renewed heart.

I'm home today, after spending far too much time on the road this fall.

I just spent a week with Kaitlyn on her 10-year-old trip. (I describe that family tradition here.) Kristen, her older sister, joined us for a day to tour Biola University-- and she is well on her ...

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Nov 26, 2014
Church Planting

Toward Viral: What Exponential Growth Might Look Like: Allison Park Church

Take a look at how Allison Park Church sacrificially plants churches.
Toward Viral: What Exponential Growth Might Look Like: Allison Park Church

Allison Park Church has planted forty-five churches over the past decade within North America, and several others internationally; the number of churches could not be verified.

Here is a bit of what Allison Park shares about themselves on their website:

1. Warm, inviting ...
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Nov 26, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 11/26/14

Surveys and Morality; Evangelicals Are Heretics; Relevance Versus Obedience
Morning Roundup 11/26/14

A Survey Can Make You Less MoralSusan Wunderink

Fascinating look at surveys.

Evangelicals Are Heretics. But Here’s How You Can HelpJeremy Bouma

Jeremy Bouma interacts with the new research we did for Ligonier.

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Nov 25, 2014
Ferguson

Why You Should Still Care about Ferguson DESPITE the Facts

Regardless of what the grand jury's decision means or what the facts say, we should still care about the people of Ferguson.
Why You Should Still Care about Ferguson DESPITE the Facts
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The grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson following the death of Michael Brown. Last night, after the grand jury's announcement, peaceful protests quickly turned into violence, arson, and looting.

It breaks my heart ...

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Nov 25, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 11/25/14

Ferguson and the Cross; Grand Jury Decision; How to Respond
Morning Roundup 11/25/14

Today’s roundup is all related to the Ferguson situation.

#Ferguson and the CrossDerwin Gray

My friend Derwin speaks into the situation and reminds us of the need for relationships in the body of Christ.

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Nov 24, 2014
Ferguson

A Decision in Ferguson: How Should Evangelicals Respond?

The grand jury has made a decision in Ferguson, now we have to make ours. How will we respond?
A Decision in Ferguson: How Should Evangelicals Respond?

In light of the grand jury decision handed down tonight in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, MO, I think it is of utmost importance that all Christians, but specifically white evangelicals, talk a little less and listen a little more.

Or, put another ...

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Nov 24, 2014
Missiology

Want to Be Missional in the Way of Jesus?—Don’t Make These Five Mistakes

Living on mission is important, and Christ must be the center of the missional Christian's message.
Want to Be Missional in the Way of Jesus?—Don’t Make These Five Mistakes
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One of the attractions of the “missional” label is the inherent affirmation of Christ’s mission in and to the world. If we are followers of Christ, then part of that mission must include the idea that we want all people to know Him.

The term “missional” ...

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