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Dec 20, 2017
theology, podcast

Theology and the Care of Creation

Dr. Nadine Folino Rorem is Professor of Biology at Wheaton College.
Theology and the Care of Creation

Theology and the Care of Creation

In this episode of Theology for Life Ed and Lynn talk to Dr. Nadine Folino Rorem about Christians in the sciences. How does working in the sciences help people–or does it? Throughout scripture, God demonstrates his beauty and lordship in ...

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Dec 20, 2017
hospitality, single, divorced, widowed, alone

Opening Your Home (& Heart) to Singles This Holiday Season

Reach out to those who are alone this time of year
Opening Your Home (& Heart) to Singles This Holiday Season
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There is something about this time of year that kindles kindness, generosity, and a general awareness of the needs of others. It’s a time of inspiring hope, belief, joy, and peace.

Growing up, my mother exemplified hospitality. We always had extra seats at our family’s ...

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Dec 19, 2017
hero, pro-life, down's syndrome, coffee

Amy Wright, CNN’s Hero of the Year, Points to God as Her Inspiration

We are called to be a people who love the gift of life and advocate for its preservation.

Earlier this week, the CNN Hero of the Year award was announced. The winner was Amy Wright, owner and operator of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee in Wilmington, North Carolina.

And although you don’t hear about her faith much during the CNN presentation, she points to God’s ...

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Dec 19, 2017
leadership, multicultural, multiethnic, diversity

Why and How Multicultural Leadership Strengthens You, Your Team, and the Faith

If you’ve got the right people on your team, anything is possible.
Why and How Multicultural Leadership Strengthens You, Your Team, and the Faith

It was just one year ago when I came on as executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. In that time, we’ve hired six new staff here. Three are from different racial and ethnic backgrounds than I am and an additional two are women.

And diversity is ...

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Dec 18, 2017
prayer, cancer, hope

The Tears of Jesus When Pain Comes: A Reflection on Christmas, Cancer, and the Hope of Christ

Tomorrow may not be known to us, but it is known to the only one who matters, and that makes all the difference.
The Tears of Jesus When Pain Comes: A Reflection on Christmas, Cancer, and the Hope of Christ
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As I get older, I see more people around me go through trials that bring them to their knees. Perhaps it’s always been the case and I wasn’t as aware of it. Or perhaps it’s just that as I get older, so do others.

Either way, lately, the importance of God’s ...

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Dec 18, 2017
evangelism, podcast

Discovering Your Evangelism Strategy [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
Discovering Your Evangelism Strategy [Gospel Life Podcast]

Discovering Your Evangelism Strategy

Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, encourages us to discover how we should communicate the gospel with those around us based on who God has made us to be. We each have unique giftings and personalities ...

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Dec 18, 2017
evangelism, Scripture, memorize

Want to Share Your Faith? Start with Words from the Bible!

Believe, confess, repent, and follow.
Want to Share Your Faith? Start with Words from the Bible!
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As an evangelist, people occasionally ask me which Bible verses they should memorize and use when sharing their faith. While there are many great ones to choose from, here’s where I suggest that they start:

  • 1 Peter 3:15: “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”
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Dec 15, 2017
evangelical, ecumenical

I'm an Evangelical Ecumenist? What Does That Even Mean?

Working with other believers on common issues
I'm an Evangelical Ecumenist? What Does That Even Mean?

I consider myself an Evangelical ecumenist. Big ‘E’ for Evangelical, little ‘e’ for ecumenist, because I don’t follow the classic approach to ecumenism.

To put it another way, I don’t believe in searching for the lowest common theological denominator ...

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Dec 14, 2017
RC Sproul, Ligonier, reformed theology

A Letter to the Church from R.C. Sproul (1939-2017), His Theology, and His Work in the Gospel

A faithful servant has entered into the joy of his master.

“We are secure, not because we hold tightly to Jesus, but because he holds tightly to us.” – R. C. Sproul (1939–2017)

Today, a legendary theologian passed into the hands of our heavenly Father. Dr. R.C. Sproul went home to be with the Lord this afternoon. ...

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Dec 14, 2017
sanctification, holiness

The Sanctification Gap

The call to die is really a call to experience life the way we were meant to.
The Sanctification Gap

There is a gap of action and desire in Christian holiness today. The Christian is called to follow Jesus, become more like Him, and die to self. Most Christians know that God is calling them to live a life of holiness and submission to Christ, yet few actually act on these desires. ...

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Dec 13, 2017
black women, voting, alabama, roy moore, evangelical

How #BlackWomen Saved Evangelicalism

For Black Christians, sexual harassment and assault are as much of a gospel issue as abortion.
How #BlackWomen Saved Evangelicalism
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The Alabama Senate election was many things to many people, but one of them impacts evangelicals directly. You see, yesterday’s election was a monumental moment for evangelicalism.

Yesterday, evangelicalism found itself at a cultural crossroads. A Roy Moore victory would ...

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Dec 13, 2017
hero, leadership, discipleship, exponential

Young Leaders Embrace the Idea of Hero Making

Young leaders measure success differently.
Young Leaders Embrace the Idea of Hero Making
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“We are looking for 50 church planters who we can help to plant 50 new churches in and around the city of Atlanta.”

These are the aspirations of 36-year-old James Griffin, lead pastor of CrossPoint City Church, who—along with Jason Gerdes of Revolution Church—are ...

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Dec 11, 2017
raw story, Apocalypse, donald trump, Doug Broxson

Apocalypse Now? Evangelicals and a Raw Deal at Raw Story

Raw Story claims that a state senator “predicts Trump’s Jerusalem embassy decision may usher in Armageddon.” But, he didn't.
Apocalypse Now? Evangelicals and a Raw Deal at Raw Story
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Over the weekend, we witnessed yet another example of a visible (Christian) public leader saying something foolish. It was one more example in a long line of Christians saying stupid things that make the rest of us look bad.

Or was it?

Florida State Senator Doug Broxson gave the ...

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Dec 11, 2017
evangelism, podcast

The Power of the Spoken Word [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The Power of the Spoken Word [Gospel Life Podcast]

The Power of the Spoken Word

Colleen Cooper, development coordinator at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, talks about the power of God’s Word spoken aloud and how this simple practice can give hope to those who need it. Both in our personal quiet time, and in ...

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Dec 11, 2017
belonging, CQ, gospel, evangelism

How Can We Cultivate a Sense of ‘Belonging’ in Our Gospel Witness?

Belonging is one of the great longings of the human soul.

I am white.

And I am part of a community of ethnically diverse women who come together each year for five days for a spiritual retreat. This spiritual practice is life-giving, stretching, and enriching. Although I work in correctional ministry alongside a very diverse group of ...

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