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Oct 16, 2013
Research

New Research: Bad Choices Burden Americans

Many Americans are weighed down by the burden and regret of past mistakes.
New Research: Bad Choices Burden Americans

This is a news release originally posted on the LifeWay Newsroom.

Regret weighs down many Americans. According to a new study from LifeWay Research, almost half feel the weight of a bad choice from their past, even though a vast majority believe God gives second chances. ...

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Oct 16, 2013
Roundup

Morning Roundup 10/16/13

Antidepressant Use; Americans Ignore Persecution; The Church Isn't Dying
Morning Roundup 10/16/13
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Astounding increase in antidepressant use by AmericansPeter Wehrwein

I've written a lot on mental illness lately, both on CNN at Pastors.com and my own blog. Also, our research has been much in the news, from CNN to The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. But, as ...

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Oct 15, 2013
Interview

Jesus>Religion: My Interview with Jefferson Bethke

Known worldwide for his "Why I Love Jesus and Hate Religion" YouTube video, Jefferson Bethke has authored his first book.
Jesus>Religion: My Interview with Jefferson Bethke
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We recently had the opportunity to chat with Jefferson Bethke about his new book Jesus>Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough. Jefferson is best known for his spoken word YouTube video "Why I Hate Religion, But Love ...

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Oct 15, 2013
Roundup

Morning Roundup 10/15/13

Churches and Chairs; Continuous Partial Attention; Handling God's Word
Morning Roundup 10/15/13
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Churches Take a Stand on Pews, Replacing Them With ChairsJennifer Levitz

Interesting article. I'd like to do some research on this, though I am guessing that just about everyone has seen this trend.

Continuous Partial AttentionDarryl Dash

Darryl Dash ...

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Oct 14, 2013
Missiology

Monday is for Missiology: Theological Education on Mission

How can seminaries be more focused on the mission of God?
Monday is for Missiology: Theological Education on Mission
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Recently, I was asked to look over the mission courses of a seminary in Africa. Here is some of the feedback I sent (removing the parts specific to the school and expanded a bit for this article). Though I don't claim to be an expert on theological education, I think ...

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Oct 14, 2013
Roundup

Morning Roundup 10/14/13

Church Buildings; New Narcotic; Africa is Huge
Morning Roundup 10/14/13

Behind the BuildCarol Pipes

Carol Pipes has a helpful story on church architecture in Facts&Trends. If you haven't checked out the magazine, which I serve as Execitive Editor, take a look and consider subscribing.

The New Narcotic — Morgan Bennett

A ...

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Oct 13, 2013
Forgiveness

Still Learning on Sundays: Reflections on Something the Lord Taught Me through this Morning's Message

Even when we don’t have direct strife with someone, bitterness and a lack of forgiveness can still take root
Still Learning on Sundays: Reflections on Something the Lord Taught Me through this Morning's Message
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I was struck this week (and last) that my message preparation led to conviction in my own life. As I preach, I need to learn and I thought it might be helpful to occasionally share that on the blog. I'm calling this feature, "Still Learning on Sundays." It will ...

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Oct 11, 2013
Seminars

Saturday is for Seminars: Pray. Reach. Challenge. in Louisville, KY — Oct. 25-26

Join me at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY on October 25th-26th.
Saturday is for Seminars: Pray. Reach. Challenge. in Louisville, KY — Oct. 25-26

On October 25th and 26th I have the opportunity to be a part of the Pray. Reach. Challenge. Conference at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Southeast is serious about spreading the gospel and I hope you will join us as we talk about Jesus and his mission. ...

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Oct 11, 2013
Compelled

Compelled to Missional Living (Part 1)

Our love for others must compel us to live missional lives.
Compelled to Missional Living (Part 1)

A few years ago, my friend Philip Nation and I wrote a book on the motivation behind missional living. Now, I know that for some, the word "missional" became a junk drawer term—it meant everything to everyone and so it lost some of its meaning. But I think ...

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Oct 11, 2013
Humor

Church Signs of the Week — October 11, 2013

God Shutdown; Sunday School; Biggest Loser
Church Signs of the Week — October 11, 2013

This is a Jesus Juke on the government shutdown if I've ever seen one.

This is what happens when you take the concept of "Sunday School" a little too literally.

I don't know that this is the message we want to send ... Also, your "N" is backwards. ...

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Oct 10, 2013
Politics

Politics, Social Media, and More Important Things

All those political rants may be hindering your Christian witness.
Politics, Social Media, and More Important Things
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You can't blurt at a people and reach a people at the same time. This is true no matter how satisfying it feels to add your voice to the political rants on social media.

In the current political climate in our nation, with shutdowns and blame, I have watched the volume ...

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Oct 10, 2013
Roundup

Morning Roundup 10/10/13

The Exchange Podcast; 3 Business Books for Pastors; Chaplain Controversy
Morning Roundup 10/10/13

Launching The Exchange Podcast with Tim KellerThe Exchange

Well, we've been doing The Exchange for over a year, and it's been amazing. We've talked to ministry leaders, pastors, and experts from Tim Keller, to Beth Moore, to Rick Warren, to Dhati Lewis. ...

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Oct 9, 2013
Research

New Research: Protestants Increase Involvement in Social Justice

New LifeWay Research statistics show Protestant participation in social justice efforts is on the rise.
New Research: Protestants Increase Involvement in Social Justice
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Recently, I wrote an article for Sojourners magazine on new data that shows that Protestant churches are steadily increasing their interest and involvement in social justice ministries. We highlighted a number of churches, including Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC and 12Stone ...

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Oct 9, 2013
Roundup

Morning Roundup 10/9/13

World Food Day; Nominal Believers; Leaders Who Hire Well
Morning Roundup 10/9/13
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World Food DayNational Association of Evangelicals

The NAE reminds us about World Food Day. I'll be participating and I invite you to join the same.

Meet the 'Nominals' who are drifting from Judaism and ChristianityCathy Lynn Grossman

Cathy Lynn ...

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Oct 8, 2013
Humor

My Favorite #AddaWordRuinaChristianBook Tweets

#AddaWordRuinaChristianBook has taken our Twitter feeds by storm.
My Favorite #AddaWordRuinaChristianBook Tweets

Earlier this week, #AddaWordRuinaChristianBook trended on Twitter. Rachel Marie Stone, fellow blogger here at Christianity Today, started the theme and CT shares the reaction:

Her.meneutics writer Rachel Marie Stone began the hashtag #AddaWordRuinaChristianBook Monday ...
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