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Jul 14, 2017
missions

Remember the Other Carey: Unsung Hero of the Modern Missions Movement

Lott Carey was born a slave, purchased his freedom, and carried the gospel to Africa.
Remember the Other Carey: Unsung Hero of the Modern Missions Movement
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A few weeks ago I was asked to write an essay tracing the history of the modern missions movement based on an assigned text. I worked through prominent figures in the modern missions movement and traced its development in India, on the African continent, and throughout the South ...

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Jul 13, 2017
hospitality, witness, refugee

Our Hospitality Mandate (Part Two)

What Does an Authentic Christian Reception of Syrian Refugees to the United States Look Like?
Our Hospitality Mandate (Part Two)
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Read Our Hospitality Mandate, Part One (Anecdote of Hospitality; Biblical Narrative for Our Hospitality Mandate; Missional Narrative on Hospitality Mandate).

Mission of God Revealed in Civic Responsibility of Hospitality

Christ’s redemption for all included the entire social ...

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Jul 12, 2017
hospitality, witness, refugee

Our Hospitality Mandate (Part One)

What Does an Authentic Christian Reception of Syrian Refugees to the United States Look Like?
Our Hospitality Mandate (Part One)
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Anecdote of Hospitality

While I was preparing with a team to go on a missions trip to Israel’s Jewish absorption centers, I met a young lady named Rosebud who was taking a break in the fast food restaurant where she worked.

As Rosebud and I chatted, I discovered she came ...

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Jul 11, 2017
theology, podcast

Theology for Life, Episode 27

The study of God begins with two questions: Who is this God? and How does knowing Him more affect how I live?
Theology for Life, Episode 27

Christology, Creation, and the Gospel of John

On this episode of Theology for Life, Ed and Lynn talk with Carlos Sosa Siliezer about the Gospel of John and some of the themes therein, including Christology, eternal life, and the sending of His disciples. They also discuss authorship ...

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Jul 11, 2017
literacy, orality, Bible translation

Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part One)

What oral communication can accomplish in Bible translation projects that print communication alone cannot

Communicating the gospel through oral means is nothing new. There is arguable evidence that Synoptic Gospel material arose out of non-literacy, “a movement from saying to composition.” The written gospel eventually took on greater authority. Consequently, the recitation ...

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Jul 10, 2017
evangelism, podcast

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 21)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 21)

Episode Twenty-One | What Does Research Say about Our Prayers and Our Actions?

Ed Stetzer, Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center, discusses the correlation between prayer and action. Research has shown that many people pray that they would see others come to faith, but ...

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Jul 10, 2017
race, ethnicity, church, segregation

Race and Ethnicity

The local church is unrivaled in its potential to bring about meaningful transformation.
Race and Ethnicity
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In my previous post, I offered some reflections on the racist incidences at Fenway Park. In this follow-up post, I will attempt to explain why I believe the local church is an ideal context in which to pursue racial reconciliation.

I write this fully aware that Christians and ...

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