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Jul 30, 2014
Evangelism
Introducing EvangelVision: A New Resource from Wheaton College

Introducing EvangelVision: A New Resource from Wheaton College

EvangelVision is a helpful resource for the both the veteran and the anxious evangelist.

I am thankful for the hard work of the talented people of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College. I visited them earlier this month and had the opportunity to teach a class, and was once again impressed with their program and the students. Today, I want ...

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Jul 30, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 7/30/14

Wikipedia Wars; Not Willing That Any Should Perish; God is NOT Good
Morning Roundup 7/30/14

Wikipedia's Edit Wars — and the 8 Religious Pages People Can't Stop EditingSarah Pulliam Bailey

Fascinating look from the Bailey on Wikipedia pages… let's just say that Wikipedia might not be the best source. ;-)

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Jul 29, 2014
Pastors

Learning How to Fail: An Interview with J.R. Briggs

People who do ministry are going to fail. The question is: "What are you going to do about it?"
Learning How to Fail: An Interview with J.R. Briggs

J.R., what made you want to write a book about a topic nobody likes to talk about: failure?

The book came out of a series of events we've hosted called Epic Fail Pastors' Conferences. In these events we attempt to provide and facilitate a safe space for pastors to ...

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Jul 29, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 7/29/14

Seminary Debt; Confusing Emails; Grand Narrative
Morning Roundup 7/29/14
ALAMY

Is Seminary Debt Killing the Clergy?Leadership Journal

The answer to the question is yes.

I am intrigued, however, by one thing. When seminary students have their schooling paid for (and have no skin in the game), they are often of a lower quality. Yet, when they ...

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Jul 28, 2014
Missiology

Why Defining Missional Matters

What you think of when you hear the word "missional" matters to how you seek to be missional yourself.
Why Defining Missional Matters

A few months ago, progressive mission-thinker Steve Knight critiqued a post I wrote here on The Exchange.

I like Steve. He's smart and engaging. And, I like the name of his blog, Missional Shift (particularly since David Hesselgrave and I edited a book called MissionShift). ...

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Jul 28, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 7/28/14

African American Characters; Gender Violence; Auschwitz Selfie
Morning Roundup 7/28/14
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Thirteen Books For Kids With African American CharactersAmy Julia Becker

I thought this important not just because it is a list of African American characters, but because it is published by an Anglo woman in an evangelical publication, Christianity Today.

I hope ...

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Jul 25, 2014
Youth Ministry

Connecting Students to God's Mission (Part 2): Sending Students

When connecting students to mission, we must first point them to Jesus, then encourage them to own their mission.
Connecting Students to God's Mission (Part 2): Sending Students

Pointing Students Toward Jesus' Mission

Student ministry must be more than a four-year holding tank with pizza. Kids may be happy and at church when they're younger, but unless they are shown how Christ is significant and His mission matters, they will leave in ...

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Kelly Rosati, the Vice President of Community Outreach at Focus on the Family, joins Ed Stetzer on this episode of The Exchange to discuss civil and successful cultural engagement and Irreplaceable the movie.

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