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May 14, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 5/14/14

Catholics from Outer Space; Irreplaceable Encore; 5 Evangelism Essentials
Morning Roundup 5/14/14
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Newsflash: We are being visited by Catholics from outer space (probably…)1964

You really need to read this.

Nationwide Encore of "Irreplaceable" May 15!Focus on the Family

Focus is having an encore. I've seen it and you should too.

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May 13, 2014
Interview

Yawning at Tigers: An Interview with Drew Dyck

Ignoring the majesty and splendor of God leaves us yawning in the face of a tiger.
Yawning at Tigers: An Interview with Drew Dyck

Ed: "Yawning at Tigers" is a strange title. What does it mean?

Drew: A few years ago a man who owned a private zoo released all his animals—tigers, lions, bears—before taking his own life. Most people probably remember the news coverage. The zoo was located ...

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May 13, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 5/13/14

Cave Churches; 3 Questions to Asking Before Leaving Your Church; Children Grasp the Gospel
Morning Roundup 5/13/14
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These Mysterious Cave Churches And Monasteries Totally RockYasmine Hafiz

Fascinating church buildings in all sorts of rock formations.

3 Questions You Should Ask Before You Leave Your ChurchJustin Lathrop

Bouncing from church to church is usually not helpful. ...

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May 12, 2014
Evangelism

The State of Evangelism

Are Millennials evangelizing more or less than previous generations? What is the future of evangelism?
The State of Evangelism
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We are in a time when it appears evangelism is on the decline. In my most recent episode of The Exchange I hosted Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg. We discussed the decline in evangelism and how to address it.

I've talked about this on many occasions because it is a ...

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May 12, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 5/12/14

Lighten Up, Christians; Latinos Shift; Sex Abuse Scandal
Morning Roundup 5/12/14
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Lighten Up, Christians: God Loves a Good TimeN.D. Wilson

Please, oh please, listen to this.

Many U.S. Latinos shift from Catholicism to Pentecostalism, other choices, survey findsMichelle Boorstein

This is an important shift, but we have to remember that this ...

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May 9, 2014
Interview

The Now and Not Yet of Vineyard USA: An Interview with Phil Strout

Phil Strout, National Director of Vineyard USA shares about the present and future of the movement.
The Now and Not Yet of Vineyard USA: An Interview with Phil Strout
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Ed: What's your vision for the future of The Vineyard?

Phil: We want to continue with the mission God has given us from the very beginning and that is to honor Him, and in the words and works of Jesus, be participants in the mission of God.

While we want to see our existing ...

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May 9, 2014
Humor

Church Signs of the Week: May 9, 2014

Rehab; Like It Used To Be; Ready or Not...Again
Church Signs of the Week: May 9, 2014

Sometimes taking an extra minute to check the spelling in the Bible passage is worth it. This is one of those times.

"Church like it used to be?" So when is that exactly? 1950 or A.D. 50?

We've had some like this before, and this is a sort of reprise of ...

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May 8, 2014
Thinkers

What Doesn't Kill Me by Trip Lee

When the temporary joys of this world are taken from us, we're reminded that Earth is not our home.
What Doesn't Kill Me by Trip Lee

When you're going through a hard time, people don't always know what to say. The result is meaningless clichés or trite attempts to cheer you up. I've always had a problem with cliché phrases—the kind that don't mean anything to the person ...

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May 8, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 5/8/14

Supreme Court Prayer; 3 Assumptions Church Leaders Make; Rural Ministry
Morning Roundup 5/8/14
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After Supreme Court ruling, do religious minorities have a prayer?Daniel Burke

A different perspective on the Supreme Court ruling on prayer from CNN's Belief Blog. Read it, because it might be you if you live in some places... and I wonder how we would respond ...

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May 7, 2014
Multicultural Ministry

More Thoughts on Multicultural Church: 3 Things to Consider About Multiculturalism

A diversity of cultures within the local church is a gift because it reflects the family of God.
More Thoughts on Multicultural Church: 3 Things to Consider About Multiculturalism
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Even though we weren't aiming for it, my first church was a multicultural church. It wasn't necessarily intentional—we just reached our poor neighborhood and that's who lived there.

My church today would not fit the definition of multicultural. It's ...

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May 7, 2014
Church Planting

4 Free Resources for New Church Planters

Church planters could always use free resources. Check out these four from LifeWay.
4 Free Resources for New Church Planters

I love church planters—and so does LifeWay. Our primary goal at LifeWay is to provide biblical solutions for life.

As a result, we at LifeWay want to help new church planters by providing them with four key resources: some curriculum, a website, leadership development ...

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May 7, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 5/7/14

Free J.I. Packer Book; Evangelical Prophets; Multicultural Ministry
Morning Roundup 5/7/14

Free eBook: J.I. Packer's "Keeping The Ten Commandments"The Gospel Project

We are giving away another e-book through The Gospel Project. Make sure you grab it.

Do Evangelicals Have Room for Prophets?Gary Burge

This is a powerful story.

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May 6, 2014
Atonement

The Atonement and the Suffering Servant: Isaiah 53 by Philip Nation

In Isaiah 53, the Suffering Servant sheds light on what Christ has done for us and why.
The Atonement and the Suffering Servant: Isaiah 53 by Philip Nation

The book of Isaiah is poetic and soaring in much of its language. But, at times, it is difficult to read. Not because it contains material that is too difficult to understand but because it contains truth that is difficult to face. The 53rd chapter contains what might be ...

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May 6, 2014
Roundup

Morning Roundup 5/6/14

Freedom to Marry; Pastoral Risk; 3 Reasons to Foster Children
Morning Roundup 5/6/14
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Freedom to Marry, Freedom to Dissent: Why We Must Have BothReal Clear Politics

This is an important statement from several individuals in favor of gay marriage.

Why Playing it Safe as a Pastor Is the Riskiest Move You'll MakeEric McKiddie

I love the focus ...

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May 5, 2014
Missiology

Moving Toward Church Multiplication Movements: What Can Seminaries Do?

Seminaries can equip students with a passion for church planting and the Great Commission.
Moving Toward Church Multiplication Movements: What Can Seminaries Do?
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I've been focusing on how denominations might facilitate church planting—being a part of what might be (or become) a Church Multiplication Movement.

A denomination must hold to the value of multiplying churches for a multiplication movement to occur in-- rather ...

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