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Jun 18, 2017
evangelism, missions, partnership

Effective Partnering: The Church and Cross-Cultural Worker On-Task Together

A good church-field partnership takes work and lots of communication.
Effective Partnering: The Church and Cross-Cultural Worker On-Task Together

Everyone agrees that we must work together to accomplish the task of Matthew 28:19-20 so that we may move closer to the end goal found in Matthew 24:14. Furthermore, we all know God did not give this task solely to missionaries or pastors.

In this post-modern world, many in the ...

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Jun 16, 2017
evangelism, freedom, persecution

Like a Knife in the Heart: When Our Witness Is Costly

In some parts of the world, a life of witness requires great courage.
Like a Knife in the Heart: When Our Witness Is Costly
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The first time I wrote for this blog, I shared that many Americans are actually open to hearing about the Christian faith. Research shows that previously unchurched people are looking for a welcoming, including environment that makes them feel like church members want them to ...

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Jun 15, 2017
evangelism, Amplify

The Power of Polarity

It’s past time the ongoing divide between justice and evangelism was broken down.
The Power of Polarity
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The Western mind, by default, seeks resolution of tension, elimination of ambiguity, and distinction in borders. This is true in the world of music, which is mostly storytelling set to song. It is true in the world of television and film, which is mostly storytelling set to ...

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Jun 14, 2017
evangelism, podcast

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 18)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 18)

Episode Eighteen | Two Practical Ways to Show and Share the Love of Jesus with Others

Wes Holland, Program Administrator of the Rural Matters Institute at the Billy Graham Center, reminds us that God went on a rescue mission for us, and that we must do the same for others. He ...

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Jun 14, 2017
Southern Baptist, racism, alt-right
Southern Baptists, Racism, and the Alt-Right: It's Time to Make This Right, Plain, and Clear
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Update: #SBC17 just passed a resolution condemning the alt-right white nationalist movement. 99.9% vote, followed by standing ovation. Here’s the original article:

Last night, here in Phoenix at the Southern Baptist Convention, things got a bit unhinged.

Emma Green explains ...

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Jun 14, 2017
evangelism, church planting, leadership

10 Characteristics of Movemental Christianity

Moving from addition to reproduction.
10 Characteristics of Movemental Christianity
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In the West, if and when we see movements of churches planting 1,000 churches in their lifetime, then we believe the following ten characteristics will be present. Based on our observations, movemental Christianity will have some of these characteristics.

1) Prayer

Prayer will ...

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Jun 13, 2017
theology, podcast

Theology for Life, Episode 26

The Grand Story of God and Our Place in It
Theology for Life, Episode 26

The Grand Story of God and Our Place in It

In this episode of Theology for Life, Ed and Lynn talk about what it means that the Bible is the grand narrative–one story–of God and the Christian life. As we read the Bible, we must be faithful to the description of God, ...

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Jun 13, 2017
Rural Church, church planting, Amplify

What You Don’t Know About Rural America: 3 Common Misconceptions

The physical presence of a church and its spiritual impact are not the same thing.
What You Don’t Know About Rural America: 3 Common Misconceptions
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Many of us are busy. So much so that we rush from one thing to the next having failed to stop and assess whether or not our thoughts and beliefs match the current reality. As the president of an international children’s ministry, I am constantly bombarded by statistics ...

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Jun 12, 2017
CSB, HCSB, Bible, translation, gender

Gender and the Christian Standard Bible: Trevin Wax Answers My Questions

I spoke with CSB publisher Trevin Wax.

I’m excited to welcome Trevin Wax to The Exchange today. He gave us an overview of the release of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation a few months ago, which has now launched.

Disclosure: The CSB is published by LifeWay, where I was a Vice President until a year ...

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Jun 9, 2017

A Broken, Dying World: Why Spiritual Hunger Is Real and How We Can Begin to Meet People Where They Are

Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee
A Broken, Dying World: Why Spiritual Hunger Is Real and How We Can Begin to Meet People Where They Are
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Saint Augustine’s often quoted statement from his Confessions—“Thou hast made us for Thyself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee”—assumes much about what it is to be human. Let me share four thoughts.

First, if ...

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Jun 8, 2017
evil, theology, suffering

Seven Things Evil Is Not: What the Death of My Son Taught Me

Evil is a lack of goodness as darkness is a lack of light.
Seven Things Evil Is Not: What the Death of My Son Taught Me
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I held my son Enoch’s little hand as he died, and went through a suffering that no words could express. A perpetually wounded heart that would not mend, a broken body for which there is no antidote, or a destroyed home that can never be the same…all left me asking ...

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Jun 7, 2017
preaching, teaching, Bible

Leading by Biblical Preaching: An Example from Christ Fellowship-Miami

Pastors, lead from the pulpit, not the board room.
Leading by Biblical Preaching: An Example from Christ Fellowship-Miami
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The articles in this series on biblical preaching have been so helpful! Many thanks to the writers. Here, I want to share my story, which reveals the power of biblical preaching to lead even if you’re not a great leader.

I am not a strong leader by nature, and early on ...

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Jun 6, 2017
theology, podcast

Theology for Life, Episode 25

Dr. Margaret Diddams is Provost of Wheaton College.
Theology for Life, Episode 25

The Promises and Perils of Power

On this episode of Theology for Life, Ed and Lynn talk with Margaret Diddams about what authentic, biblical leadership should look like. Power starts with an understanding of the ability to transform something. Every person has the ability to ...

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Jun 5, 2017
evangelism, podcast

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 17)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.

Episode Seventeen | When It Seems as Though God Is Up to Nothing

Laurie Nichols, Director of Communications at the Billy Graham Center, reminds us that even when we don’t see God working, He is. And if we remain faithful in prayer and seek ways to reach out to those who ...

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Jun 5, 2017
evangelism, Amplify

Reaching the Next Generation

This is a generation starving for community.
Reaching the Next Generation
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When it comes to the next generation, I’m sure of two things:

1) We aren’t too effective today at reaching (or keeping) the next generation.

2) The Gospel still works powerfully in any generation.

How do we share Christ effectively to a generation not impressed by the ...

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