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Oct 24, 2014
Transformation
Stories of Transformation: New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Moves Toward Mission

Stories of Transformation: New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Moves Toward Mission

Pastor Jerome Ellard shares about how assessment moved his congregation toward mission.

An assessment of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship could not wait until things were more settled. In fact, their time of transition provided the perfect opportunity to evaluate where they were and where they wanted to be.

Jerome Ellard will soon be taking over the leadership ...

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Oct 24, 2014
Roundup

Church Signs of the Week: October 24, 2014

Nobody's Perfect; Open Psalms; Spiritual Service
Church Signs of the Week: October 24, 2014

I laughed out loud at this one. Well done.

Ha ha... nice wordplay.

Apparently this church only hosts Spiritual Services on Fridays. I wonder what Sundays are like.

Thanks to Brad Graves, Jason Cooper, and Jason Sampler for sending these in. As always, send me your signs ...

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Oct 23, 2014
Thinkers

Beyond “Sola Gratia” (Grace Alone): A guest post by Enoch Wan

Enoch Wan shares about the importance of expanding our horizons regarding "grace alone."
Beyond “Sola Gratia” (Grace Alone): A guest post by Enoch Wan
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“Sola gratia” (grace alone) is one the basic beliefs of the Christian faith, summarized in the “five solae” during the Protestant Reformation. It was a key doctrine of Christianity and a trademark of Protestantism in comparison to Roman Catholicism ...

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Oct 23, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 10/23/14

Living in a Pluralist Society; Animal Welfare; Christians at Harvard
Morning Roundup 10/23/14
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5 Guidelines for Living in a Pluralist SocietyJohn D. Inazu

This is the second article I’ve highlighted from John Inazu as he is becoming on of my favorite thinkers.

Evangelicals Speak Out for Animal WelfarePatheos

Some respected names in evangelicalism ...

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Oct 22, 2014
Biblical Literacy

Biblical Literacy by the Numbers Part 2: Scripture Engagement

Biblical literacy cannot exist without regular Scripture engagement.
Biblical Literacy by the Numbers Part 2: Scripture Engagement
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It's All About Engagement

The bottom line is that too many Christians are simply not reading and studying their Bibles. This goes beyond simple trivia questions aimed at revealing how few facts we know about our Bibles. American evangelicals increasingly lack a spiritual ...

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Oct 22, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 10/22/14

Steve Jobs on Leadership; What Americans Pray For; Reasons You're Missing Millennials

Oct 21, 2014
Church Planting

Toward Viral: What Exponential Growth Might Look Like: The Summit Church

Exponential growth requires sacrificial planting, and The Summit Church shows that.
Toward Viral: What Exponential Growth Might Look Like: The Summit Church

The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham has been planting churches in both North America and Internationally since the beginning. Over the years they have planted 23 churches in North America and 47 churches internationally. They have recently made an intentional shift in strategy ...

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