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Sep 18, 2017
graduate school, masters degree, humanitarian, disaster relief

One-on-One with Jamie Aten on the New MA in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership Program at Wheaton College

New master's degree seeks to prepare the next generation of humanitarian and disaster professionals.

After much planning and preparation, Wheaton College has just launched the first-of-its-kind MA in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership Program. I recently chatted with Dr. Jamie Aten, founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute, about the program. ...

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Sep 17, 2017
missions, EMQ

Missions Sunday: Enhancing Character Development through Soul Care (Part Two)

Soul Care is a lifestyle of regular, ongoing, non-crisis activity that promotes growth and development of the whole person into maturity.
Missions Sunday: Enhancing Character Development through Soul Care (Part Two)

Read Part One (The Importance of Character and Character Development; Understanding Soul Care; Setting the Scene for Soul Care—What Leadership Must Think About).

Three Approaches to Building a Soul Care Movement

The end goal of establishing a Soul Care movement is to shape ...

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Sep 16, 2017

No, the World Won't End Next Week and There's No Such Thing as a Christian Numerologist

If we start speaking up about bad "Christian" reporting, maybe people will do it less.
No, the World Won't End Next Week and There's No Such Thing as a Christian Numerologist
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Again, we must deal with fake news. I’ve written on this numerous times before here and here and, undoubtedly, this won’t be the last time.

In this case, it’s making Christians look silly.

Again.

But there it is on the front page of Fox News, “Christian ...

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Sep 15, 2017
Kaine, Clinton, Republican, Democrat, Abortion, Healthcare

Kaine Is Simply Not Able to Speak Up Rightly for the "Least of These"

The "least of these" includes the unborn.
Kaine Is Simply Not Able to Speak Up Rightly for the "Least of These"
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In a recent Christianity Today article, Virginia senator and former Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine eloquently appealed to Christians to take seriously the biblical imperative to care for “the least of these” out of Jesus’ words in Matthew 25.

I agree.

According ...

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Sep 14, 2017
pastor, ministry, leadership, accountability

David Platt to Be a Teaching Pastor—Is it a Bridge Too Far for the IMB President?

International Mission Board president to become McLean Bible teaching pastor.
David Platt to Be a Teaching Pastor—Is it a Bridge Too Far for the IMB President?

Harry Ironside, the pastor of Moody Church, was also the president of the African Inland Mission. People at Moody Church tell me that he rode the train in and out of Chicago, spending most of his time focused on the Africa Inland Mission, speaking all week.

The Ironside years ...

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Sep 14, 2017
president, politician, evangelism

John Adams’ Words 240 Years Later: A Faith Filter for the Church Today

The role of the “great Politician” can only be found in the person of Jesus Christ.
John Adams’ Words 240 Years Later: A Faith Filter for the Church Today
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“It is the Part of a great Politician to make the Character of his People; to extinguish among them, the Follies and Vices that he sees, and to create in them the Virtues and Abilities which he sees wanting. I wish I was sure that America has one such Politician, but I ...

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Sep 13, 2017
camp, self-esteem, confidence, discipleship

Why Girls Need Camp

Christian camp can be a powerful, confidence-building experience for girls.
Why Girls Need Camp

Over Labor Day weekend, I was in Miami with my youngest daughter. She keeps in touch with a number of friends she met at a camp she attended, so we met some for lunch.

My daughter and I talked a bit in the car about why she loves camp, and it inspired me to write a bit on the ...

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Sep 12, 2017
evangelical, charismatic, spiritual gift

The Fallacy of Spiritual Gifts

God uses weak people.
The Fallacy of Spiritual Gifts
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Brett and Noelle are busy penciling in 200 dots in the spiritual gifts inventory they’ve been given by their local church. Nervously concentrating, Brett and Noelle work their way to question 200, hand in their sheets, and anxiously wait until next Sunday to discover their ...

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Sep 11, 2017
theology, podcast

Disasters and the Christian Faith (Theology for Life)

Dr. Jamie Aten directs the Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) at Wheaton College.
Disasters and the Christian Faith (Theology for Life)

Episode 32: Disasters and the Christian Faith

In this episode of Theology for Life, Lynn and Ed talk with Dr. Jamie Aten about how we face personal disaster and crisis. Aten talks about his own journey with a cancer diagnosis. What do we learn about God during these times, and ...

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Sep 11, 2017
Billy Graham, Montreat, North Carolina, The Cove

My Visit to Montreat

I spent a day at the home of the Rev. Billy Graham.
My Visit to Montreat

Recently, I was in Montreat, North Carolina, at the home of Billy Graham.

As the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, this was a tremendous privilege for me. As I think about it, virtually all of the ministries that I am engaged in are in some way ...

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Sep 8, 2017
Congress, Senate, Constitution, religion

This Dogma Won't Hunt: Feinstein, Durbin, Sanders, and the New Religious Test for Office

So much for Article VI of the U.S. Constitution
This Dogma Won't Hunt: Feinstein, Durbin, Sanders, and the New Religious Test for Office
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Christians will be applauded when they show up to feed, clothe, shelter, and encourage the battered victims of Harvey and Irma. As long as they keep their dogma in their hearts and not in their mouths, they are welcomed—but if they speak up about basic Christian beliefs, ...

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Sep 8, 2017
church, houston, harvey, irma, hurricane

While we watch Hurricane Irma leave a devastating trail in its wake as it heads towards the Southeastern United States, relief efforts in Texas will continue for months to come in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. With the onslaught of tragedy occurring recently, it can be ...

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Sep 7, 2017
church, houston, harvey, irma, hurricane

Houston Stories: How God Is Working through Crosspoint Church in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Donating money, instead of supplies, helps the local economy.
Houston Stories: How God Is Working through Crosspoint Church in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

While we watch Hurricane Irma leave a devastating wake in its trail as it heads towards the Southeastern United States, relief efforts in Texas will continue for months to come in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. With the onslaught of tragedy occurring recently, it can be ...

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Sep 6, 2017
DACA, DREAMers, immigration

DACA Done Right: A Moment We All Can Stand with DREAMers

President Trump and many immigration leaders agree with faith leaders: Congress should act in compassion toward the DREAMers
DACA Done Right: A Moment We All Can Stand with DREAMers
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We have an opportunity, here, to unify a nation that is divided about immigration to find a path for the DREAMers.

Yes, comprehensive immigration policy is complicated. But the forward path for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) need not be.

President Trump is asking ...

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Sep 6, 2017
new book, interview, church leadership

One-on-One with Daniel Im on Discipleship from a Systems Perspective

Five micro-shifts that lead to macro-change
One-on-One with Daniel Im on Discipleship from a Systems Perspective
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I recently talked with my friend Daniel Im about his new book, No Silver Bullets: Five Small Shifts that will Transform Your Ministry. We wrote the second edition of Planting Missional Churches together and we co-lead a ministry for church planters and multipliers called NewChurches.com. ...

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