Feb 26, 2017
Catalytic Inputs that Contribute to Movement Development
Many pastors and missionaries are crossing the globe, teaching, encouraging, and resourcing with good intentions, but questionable effectiveness. Other church-planting catalysts, especially those who work within a denominational framework, manage systems like assessment, church-planter ...
Feb 25, 2017
reformation, five solas, conference
Solas are essential to understand if we are to understand the Reformation
Josh Moody is the pastor of College Church. We’ve become fast friends and I drive (or walk) by his church at least five times a week. It’s a great blessing to our community and has a long and powerful history.
Josh and I have been discussing theology, and often have ...
Feb 24, 2017
coffee, evangelism, when helping hurts
The most valuable resource we can offer is the Gospel.
We all hear those inspiring stories of people who have paid for the meal of the person behind them in the drive-thru lane. Or people who have dropped $20 bills into the buckets of all those they pass by on the street. Or those who have purchased a hot drink for the person standing ...
Feb 23, 2017
evangelism, old testament, new testament, temple
History reflects a God who deeply longs to be with His people.
From the beginning of time, God’s desire and design is to dwell in and amongst His creation. God’s dream manifests a world of perfect harmony—a world where God is the natural habitat of humanity.
Yet we know the story all too well: man and woman rejected God ...
Feb 22, 2017
BGCE, graduate school, evangelism, leadership
Leaders have the capacity to affect great changes in their communities.
This past January, I taught a class called “Missional Movements and Evangelism” at Wheaton College. One of the students in the class was Josh Fenska, who pastors Redeemer Community Church in Aurora, Illinois. Over the course of three days in class, I was reminded ...
Feb 21, 2017
conference, pastors, preaching, teaching
An "average" church pastor is the president of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference.
Ed: You’re a small church pastor and yet you won the election to be President of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference. I think there was a message that Southern Baptists were sending to themselves. Sometimes people forget what a typical church looks ...
Feb 20, 2017
A new short podcast to help you show and share the love of Jesus each week.
It’s hard to believe it’s been over seven months since I officially took the role of Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College. It’s been a fun journey so far with some great (and creative) people. One of the reasons I ...