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Apr 14, 2017
Easter, evangelism, CNN

Why We Should Be Inviting Our Non-Christian Friends and Neighbors to Church at Easter, My Article at CNN (and a Bit More)

More people are open to Gospel conversations that you might think.
Why We Should Be Inviting Our Non-Christian Friends and Neighbors to Church at Easter, My Article at CNN (and a Bit More)
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It’s Easter season, and perhaps you’ve already begun inviting your neighbors to attend church with you on April 16.

I’ve asked Moody Church to join me in being “faithful for four,” to find four people to pray for an invite to Easter services. Actually, ...

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Apr 13, 2017
evangelical, orthodox, catholic, theology

Hank Hanegraaff's Switch to Eastern Orthodoxy, Why People Make Such Changes, and Four Ways Evangelicals Might Respond

Let's follow Jesus, keep sharing the simple gospel, focus on the Bible, and think like missionaries in order to translate that truth to our modern context.
Hank Hanegraaff's Switch to Eastern Orthodoxy, Why People Make Such Changes, and Four Ways Evangelicals Might Respond

This past Sunday, the “Bible Answer Man” Hank Hanegraaff was welcomed into the Greek Orthodox Church. For a man who has built a valuable ministry on clear answers, this has sparked some questions within the evangelical community.

Now, I don’t know Hanegraaff, ...

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Apr 12, 2017
theology, podcast

Theology in the Book of Hebrews

Dr. Peeler is Associate Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College.
Theology in the Book of Hebrews

On this episode of Theology for Life, Lynn, Ed, and guest Amy Peeler discuss the Book of Hebrews, including authorship and theme.

What are some of the key passages of Father and Son in Hebrews, and how is that a prominent theme in the book? According to Peeler, it is telling ...

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Apr 11, 2017
church planting, contextualization

3 Martian Tips for Contextualization

Lessons from the NASA team who manages the Mars rover.
3 Martian Tips for Contextualization
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What time is it on Mars?

I was obsessed with space as a child. In fact, I still have my old books about space, and now my children are reading them! I can assure you that it was their decision, not mine. Going along the theme of loving space, I was naturally into Star Wars, but ...

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Apr 10, 2017
evangelism, podcast

The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 9)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 9)

Episode Nine | When Tough Questions Are Really Trust Questions

Rick Richardson, Wheaton College Professor and Director of the Church Evangelism Initiative at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, explains that often when people ask us tough questions about faith there is emotion ...

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Apr 10, 2017

Focus and Faithfulness

Fueling gospel and organizational momentum
Focus and Faithfulness
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When we talk about evangelism we tend to use words like “share” and “spread” and even “explosion.” It’s no coincidence that all of these words suggest momentum. The gospel always moves with a sense of excitement, as people who have seen ...

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Apr 9, 2017
missions, EMQ

Must-Haves for Innovation in Missions (Part One)

Christian ministries are not insulated from the hyper-speed of change in the twenty-first century.

Knowledge and information are growing at rates never before seen in history (The Technium, 2008). This explosion of information, and the attendant introduction of new technologies driven by it, has led to a breakneck pace of change in the world around us. Even those of us involved ...

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Apr 7, 2017
webinar, evangelism

Why Has Evangelism Fallen On Hard Times?

Join Drs Richardson and Stetzer for the Billy Graham Center's first webinar.
Why Has Evangelism Fallen On Hard Times?

You know, the more I talk with pastors and leaders, the more I continue to see the need for evangelism resources to equip all levels of the Church—from senior pastors through lay Christians. Evangelism is a funny little word which captures the heart of what Jesus has commanded ...

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Apr 7, 2017
evangelism, questions

When Questions Reflect Issues of the Heart: A New Evangelism for a New Day

The questions have changed, but the needs are the same.
When Questions Reflect Issues of the Heart: A New Evangelism for a New Day
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I had visited my local neighborhood Einstein Bagels many times, but I’ll never forget the day I ordered a Chocolate Macadamia Nut coffee with my new friend Sam pacing right behind me. For some time now, I had been intentionally getting to know Sam, one of the employees ...

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Apr 6, 2017
evangelism, lecture approach, influential question approach

Following Jesus: The Master of the Question

Q Place founder encourages believers to ask more questions.
Following Jesus: The Master of the Question
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A few years ago I found some relevant wisdom on evangelism and spiritual transformation in an unlikely place: Forbes Magazine. The article was entitled “The 3 Most Powerful Ways to Change People Who Don’t Want to Change,” by therapist and life coach Kathy Caprino. ...

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Apr 5, 2017
church, community, spiritual, social, cultural

City Reaching: A Conversation with Three Leaders about a Gospel Movement in South Florida

Church United is a partnership of local churches across denominations joining together to transform South Florida.
City Reaching: A Conversation with Three Leaders about a Gospel Movement in South Florida
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Ed: Why are you interested in city-reaching movements?

Rob Hoskins: Serving the Global Church through OneHope, I've seen that there's a natural growth and traction around local missiology. How we reach our city is cropping up all over the world. With globalization, localization ...

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Apr 4, 2017
theology, podcast

Augustine Today: Why He’s Still Relevant

Dr. Lee is Senior Fellow at the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies.
Augustine Today: Why He’s Still Relevant
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In this edition of Theology for Life, Ed, Lynn, and Greg Lee discuss why St. Augustine is important to theology today, especially as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

What issues did Augustine face as a Bishop in North Africa? Church unity was ...

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Apr 4, 2017
evangelism, leadership, graduate program, propel, women
One-on-One with Christine Caine about Her New Partnership with the Wheaton College Evangelism and Leadership Graduate Program

Ed: Christine, we are thrilled that you are going to begin our Evangelism and Leadership Graduate School Program this summer and that you would like other Propel women to join you. Personally, why did you decide to enroll in our program?

Christine: For many years, I've wanted ...

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Apr 3, 2017
evangelism, podcast

The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 8)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 8)

Episode Eight | What Does It Mean That We Don’t Take God to Anyone?

Jerry Root, Wheaton College Evangelism Professor and Director of the Evangelism Initiative at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, reminds us that God is always going before us in our gospel efforts. ...

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Apr 3, 2017
protestant, martin luther, 95 theses, 500 years

Protestantism after 500 Years

By 2040, half of all Protestants will live in Africa.
Protestantism after 500 Years
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I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the Scandinavian Lutheran tradition on a steady diet of hot dish, sola fides, and Davey and Goliath TV episodes. From my Lake Wobegon perspective, the Protestant world did not extend much beyond Iowa. Today, I am on sabbatical in Chiang ...

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