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Sep 26, 2016
evangelism, apologetics
The Inconvenience of Loving Wisdom

The Inconvenience of Loving Wisdom

Those who are afraid to test their convictions will lose the moral high ground in calling non-Christians to test their own beliefs.

A woman came to my door one day carrying a massive Bible and toting literature adorned with pictures of happy people working in a bountiful garden. She was a Jehovah’s Witness asking if I’d be interested in a Bible study.

To be perfectly honest, I did not want to ...

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Sep 24, 2016
evangelism, missions

How Can The Church Thrive In A Non-Christian World?

If our churches have to be a little more uncomfortable to us insiders in order to reach even one lost soul for Christ, that’s a sacrifice we should all be willing to make.
How Can The Church Thrive In A Non-Christian World?

As we all know, it’s election season. This isn’t ever a rosy time for America, filled with rainbows and warm hugs. But if the political season of 2016 has taught us anything, it’s that the United States is culturally confused. Competing narratives vie for attention, ...

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Sep 23, 2016
evangelism, good samaritan

Church Hurt as a Barrier to Evangelism

How do we rebuild trust with those who have been deeply wounded by the church?
Church Hurt as a Barrier to Evangelism

Methods of evangelism have changed over the years.

In a culture that is increasingly gospel adverse, I anticipate the ways we evangelize will continue to change to remain effective and faithful to the gospel. As the number of religious nones (i.e., those who have no religious ...

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Sep 22, 2016
evangelical, republican, refugee

Evangelicals, Republicans, and a More Excellent Way on Refugees

Caring for refugees should be neither controversial nor partisan.
Evangelicals, Republicans, and a More Excellent Way on Refugees

At the White House #WelcomeRefugees event last week, I found myself in a much-needed conversation. Ironically, this White House and I are, on many issues, ideologically far apart. But this time, I was there to talk about welcoming refugees.

This visit, my Evangelical faith and ...

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Sep 21, 2016
interview, bgce

Introducing John Richards, The New BGCE Managing Director

I am very excited to welcome John Richards as our new Managing Director at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism.
Introducing John Richards, The New BGCE Managing Director

Ed: John, tell me a little bit about yourself, your previous work experience and your family life, your background.

John: I’ve been married to my wife, Sheridan, for seven years and we have two children, 6 and 18 months. My background is very interesting. I tell people ...

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Sep 20, 2016
church planting

Church Planting 101

8 time-tested principles of church planting
Church Planting 101

There are few phrases more frequently spoken in church and mission circles than “church planting.” There also are few subjects around which ministry mavens work harder to be distinctive. Some tout valuable methods that are of a contextually limited scope, while others ...

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Sep 19, 2016
evangelism, trends in Christianity, nones

Five Fundamentals for an Evangelical Future

The sky isn’t falling for evangelicals
Five Fundamentals for an Evangelical Future

Many say it’s been a tough decade for Evangelicals. The media says that Christianity is in great decline. The media, and some Christian authors, predict doom and gloom.

Yet, the actual numbers tell a different story for evangelical Christians. (You can read much more about ...

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