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May 4, 2016
Interview
How Many Evangelicals? An Interview with Brian StillerWikipedia

How Many Evangelicals? An Interview with Brian Stiller

Getting a handle on the global number of Evangelicals

Ed Stetzer: Brian, why did you think it important to produce Evangelicals Around the World?

Brian Stiller: I was browsing in a bookstore and saw Evangelicals for Dummies. In flipping through the pages I was impressed with their accuracy, but all they wrote about was the United ...

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May 3, 2016
Evangelism

Some Thoughts on Mass Evangelism

How do we spread the gospel today?
Some Thoughts on Mass Evangelism
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To many, there was a time when evangelism was primarily defined by traveling evangelists speaking at mass gatherings. Yet, that is changing now and it is no secret that mass evangelism is in decline in the West.

More on that in a moment…

Regardless of culture, the Evangelist ...

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May 2, 2016
Mission

Missiology, Church Models, and Cultural Alignment

Understanding culture is crucial to a church's effectiveness.
Missiology, Church Models, and Cultural Alignment

Missiological Quest and Cultural Question

In each era and each cultural environment, the church defines its missiological quest in culture.

Now, that does not mean that eveything is on the table. There are marks of a biblical church that matter in every cultural setting. However, ...

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Apr 30, 2016
Seminars

Saturday is for Seminars—The LifeWay Pastors Breakfast at the SBC in St. Louis

LifeWay hosts an important breakfast at the SBC annual meeting.
Saturday is for Seminars—The LifeWay Pastors Breakfast at the SBC in St. Louis

This week I want to take a moment to highlight a leadership meeting in my own tribe, the Southern Baptist Convention. This breakfast, sponsored by LifeWay, is open to messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting this June in St. Louis.

If you are an attendee of ...

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Apr 29, 2016
Church Planting

Dear Church Planter, I Believe in You

Church planting is a key to advancing the kingdom of God.
Dear Church Planter, I Believe in You

My first pastoral role was starting a church. My first book was on church planting. I wrote my PhD dissertation on the subject. My first seminary job was teaching church planting.

Some might say I’m obsessed. But I will say I am convinced. I am convinced that church planting ...

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Apr 29, 2016
Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition—April 29, 2016

Jesus' skin color, religion in school, hiring mistakes, and more!
Weekend Edition—April 29, 2016

Why Jesus’ Skin Color MattersChristena Cleveland

Context always matters, and this is doubly true when understanding the life of Christ.

Religious Indoctrination and the Proselytizing Public SchoolTrevin Wax

Good words on the balance needed in public school ...

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Apr 28, 2016
Thinkers

Evangelism or “Elevator Pitch”?

The offer of salvation isn't a sales pitch.
Evangelism or “Elevator Pitch”?

What's the distinction between evangelism and an elevator pitch? If you look at how we actually do evangelism, can you see a real difference in practice?

Is it true most methods of evangelism are little more than elevator pitches? Do you recoil at the suggestion? Most people ...

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