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Jul 20, 2017
rural church, small town
A Kairos Moment for Small Town AmericaImage: pixabay

A Kairos Moment for Small Town America

Over 30 million people still live in rural areas.

When is time more than just seconds and minutes stuck end-to-end? If you’ve been around the Church for a while, you probably know the answer. As the Greeks and the authors of the Greek New Testament knew, there is time (chronos), and then there is time (kairos). The first ...

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Jul 19, 2017
book, writing, publishing

Ready to Write Your Book? Here’s a Five Point Checklist

It’s time to start writing.
Ready to Write Your Book? Here’s a Five Point Checklist
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Writing often begins with wondering. Pen in hand, you find yourself asking…

Will people ever read what I write?
Do I have what it takes to write a book?
Why should I write when mountains of books already exist on this topic?

I call these “God nudges.” They are ...

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Jul 18, 2017
literacy, orality, Bible translation

Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part Two)

What oral communication can accomplish in Bible translation projects that print communication alone cannot

Read Literacy, Orality, and the Web, Part One (How to Make an Oral Preference Society Prefer Reading).

What Scripture Communication Medium Should Come First?

Before going any further, let me say that suggesting a primarily oral society should remain in their primary oral communication ...

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Jul 17, 2017
evangelism, podcast

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 22)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 22)

Episode Twenty-Two | Are You Prepared for a Gospel Conversation?

Laurie Nichols, Director of Communications at the Billy Graham Center, shares about a recent gospel conversation and what she learned about the importance of being prepared. Without the armor of God’s word ...

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Jul 17, 2017
OBE, hymnody, book review

One-on-One with Keith Getty about Being Awarded by the British Empire, Modern Hymns, and His New Book

Hymn writer awarded an OBE.

My friend Keith Getty was recently honored as an "Officer of the Order of the British Empire" by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. I was able to talk with him about the award, his contribution to modern hymn writing, and his new book.

Ed: Give us some background on ...

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Jul 16, 2017
missions, EMQ

Seven Myths Perpetuated by Missions People

Like being one degree off course, the negative outcomes increase in severity.
Seven Myths Perpetuated by Missions People

Over the past thirty years I have noticed that many of us have a tendency to inadvertently promote half-truths that we think advance the cause of world missions. By half-truths, I mean concepts that are partially true or seem true on the surface, but in fact are myths.

At times, ...

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Jul 14, 2017

Remember the Other Carey: Unsung Hero of the Modern Missions Movement

Lott Carey was born a slave, purchased his freedom, and carried the gospel to Africa.
Remember the Other Carey: Unsung Hero of the Modern Missions Movement
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A few weeks ago I was asked to write an essay tracing the history of the modern missions movement based on an assigned text. I worked through prominent figures in the modern missions movement and traced its development in India, on the African continent, and throughout the South ...

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