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Aug 1, 2014
Humor

Church Signs of the Week: August 1, 2014

GPS; No Tie July; Stop Not Meeting
Church Signs of the Week: August 1, 2014

I've seen a number of Jesus-juked GPS acronyms. This is the funniest one yet.

This is the Baptisty Baptist church sign I've ever seen.

Last week, I got to visit America's first Baptist Church, and low-and-behold, they had a church sign worthy of the blog! ...

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Jul 31, 2014
Thinkers

3 Things to Do to Guarantee You Won't Get Published: A guest post by Selma Wilson

What does it take to get published? First of all, don't do these things.
3 Things to Do to Guarantee You Won't Get Published: A guest post by Selma Wilson

As the leader of a publishing house, I get many inquiries about getting published. Here are a few things that will guarantee you won't get published:

1. Write a book that you (or your closest friends) wouldn't like.

If you want to be published, your message must ...

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Jul 31, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 7/31/14

Not Another Charity Case; Family Tree; Mental Illness
Morning Roundup 7/31/14
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Not Another Charity CaseRuth Moon

Ruth Moon has a great story on gender violence, including some of our LifeWay Research data.

Our Family TreeMovement Church

My friend George Bullard passed on this video from the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. I had ...

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Jul 30, 2014
Evangelism

Introducing EvangelVision: A New Resource from Wheaton College

EvangelVision is a helpful resource for the both the veteran and the anxious evangelist.
Introducing EvangelVision: A New Resource from Wheaton College

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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Jul 25, 2014
Humor

Church Signs of the Week: July 25, 2014

Borrow Church Sign; Wait Jesus; Tech Support
Church Signs of the Week: July 25, 2014

Keep your dirty mitts off our church sign.

Come on Jesus, just wait a wee bit longer.

Get your heart fixed and your Dell fixed.

Thanks to Art Snead, Tim Challies, and John Mehn for sending these in. As always, send me your signs via Twitter to @EdStetzer.

Want to ...

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Jul 24, 2014
Youth Ministry

Connecting Students to God's Mission (Part 1): Look to Jesus

Connecting students to God's mission first requires us to know the mission of the Son of God.
Connecting Students to God's Mission (Part 1): Look to Jesus
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When we begin talking about mission, many people think of mission trips. That's not a bad thing. One of my most formative experiences was a youth mission trip among the poor in Prestonburg, Kentucky.

Mission trips can be helpful to us in considering the mission of God ...

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Jul 24, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 7/24/14

Religious Freedom vs. LGBT Rights?; New Calvinism; Charismatic Catholics
Morning Roundup 7/24/14
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Religious Freedom vs. LGBT Rights? It's More ComplicatedJohn D. Inazu

This is a very important article and I exhort you to take the time to read it.

Naming the New CalvinismTimothy Paul Jones

This is helpful to understand more about New Calvinism.

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Jul 23, 2014
Politics

Faith and Politics: Living the Golden Rule

At the intersection of faith and politics, Christians must consider the Golden Rule.
Faith and Politics: Living the Golden Rule
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The political atmosphere at this moment in history in the United States, and around the world, is a tumultuous one. As tensions mount in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, foreign policy within American politics is being more hotly debated than it has in the last few years. We're ...

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Jul 23, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 7/23/14

Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage; Glory Days; Retro Report
Morning Roundup 7/23/14
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Big news report card: Oklahoma same-sex marriage rulingBobby Ross Jr.

I increasingly think that it is important to look at HOW news outlets cover news. This helpful post from Bobby Ross (of Oklahoma hat-wearing fame) takes a look at some solid reporting.

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