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Nov 15, 2017
roy moore, evangelical, senate, election, accusation

Your Disgust for Roy Moore’s Evangelicals May Say More about You than the Actual Data

Occam's razor, hermeneutics, and what the research really says
Your Disgust for Roy Moore’s Evangelicals May Say More about You than the Actual Data
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The accusations against Roy Moore are credible and Moore should step down. If he continues to maintain his innocence, he should still step down so he can fight to clear his name, for the good of his state, for the success of his party, and to end the embarrassment he is causing ...

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Nov 9, 2017
Roy Moore, accusation, Joseph, Mary

No, Christians Don't Use Joseph and Mary to Explain Child Molesting Accusations

Doing so is ridiculous and blasphemous.
No, Christians Don't Use Joseph and Mary to Explain Child Molesting Accusations
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There are times when Christians bow our heads in prayer and lament. When we see unbelievable tragedy and suffering, we find ourselves asking how much longer God will wait. This past week, I found myself calling out to God in this respect in the wake of the Texas church shooting, ...

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Nov 8, 2017
shooting, church, texas, rural

Church Security: How Do We Keep Our Churches Safe in a World Where Evil Is Present?

As we think through how to keep our people safe, we remember that our hope is secure in God.

The shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs continues to shock the nation. As stories of the victims begin to filter out into the news, our heartbreak is compounded by the contrast between their faith and the violence, hate, and cowardice of the act.

In my article ...

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Nov 6, 2017
shooting, church, texas, rural

Another Shooting, This Time in a Church. How Should We Respond?

We don't have answers; Christ offers hope and grace and peace.

Yesterday was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Thousands of churches around the world gathered in prayer, remembering those whose lives were cut short at the hands of those who don’t believe as they do.

In fact, my friends at the Center for the ...

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Oct 31, 2017
reformation, martin luther, wittenburg

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Scripture alone, Faith alone, Grace alone, Christ alone, to the Glory of God alone
The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
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Today marks the 500th anniversary of, arguably, one of the most important events in church history: The Protestant Reformation.

On October 31, 1517, a man named Martin Luther nailed a piece of paper to the doors of the Wittenberg Castle church in what is now the nation of Germany. ...

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Oct 31, 2017
halloween, trick or treat, relationship

Leverage Halloween to Love Your Neighbors

Halloween gives Christians a unique opportunity to welcome our neighbors
Leverage Halloween to Love Your Neighbors

I know several Christians who detest Halloween. A 2015 Lifeway Research study shows that 21% of American Christians avoid Halloween completely. I’ll be the first to admit that Halloween is not my favorite holiday; I’m both jumpy and squeamish, and to this day I cannot ...

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Oct 30, 2017
halloween, trick or treat, relationship

Three Reasons You Should Go Trick or Treating

Halloween can be a time to be on mission and build relationships that will deepen throughout the year.
Three Reasons You Should Go Trick or Treating
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Maybe you’ve been too distracted by the excitement surrounding this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation to even notice but newsflash: Halloween is tomorrow.

This holiday has sparked quite a bit of controversy in Christian circles over the years. Halloween, ...

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Oct 27, 2017
GC2 Summit, Mass Incarceration

A Call to Faith in Action: Mass Incarceration & The Church's Response

IPM, CACE, and FPE hosted the GC2 Summit on Mass Incarceration
A Call to Faith in Action: Mass Incarceration & The Church's Response

On Wednesday, the Institute for Prison Ministries (IPM) of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College hosted the GC2 Summit on Mass Incarceration. This event was co-sponsored by Wheaton College’s Center for Applied Christian Ethics (CACE) and Center for Faith, Politics, ...

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Oct 27, 2017
opioid, addiction, crack, war on drugs

A Public Health Emergency: The Opioid Crisis & Our Response

The Church has an opportunity to repent and respond with compassion.

This past year, opioids claimed 59,000 lives in the United States. This number is staggering when we consider those who avoided overdose. Add to this number the impact on families and loved ones and the number grows exponentially.

Yesterday, President Trump moved to declare this ...

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Oct 25, 2017
election, republican, democrat, church, unity, division

The Great Divide (in the Church) in 2016, and Why It Still Matters

It seems we cast more blame than light.
The Great Divide (in the Church) in 2016, and Why It Still Matters
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It’s been eleven months since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. And even as I reflect on the 2016 election now, I still believe it will be remembered for many reasons, including the fact that it was arguably the most divisive election in recent times. ...

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Oct 22, 2017
Burning Man, evangelism, leadership, ministry

Walking in Obedience to the Promptings of God’s Spirit and His Command to Love: Lessons from Burning Man

Many of the people at Burning Man are searching for something to satisfy them spiritually

Burning Man is an annual festival that draws over 70,000 people to the desert of Black Rock City, Nevada, during the week leading up to Labor Day. One of the core values of this community is radical self-expression, which includes things like amazing creativity and artwork, ...

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Oct 19, 2017
20 Truths, book release, getty music

20 Truths from "Sing!"

When we sing we witness to the people in our church who are yet to believe

Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church

We are a singing people because it is how God has created us. It’s what we do. And when we do, we’re simply joining in with what the rest of the creation is doing. (8)

God has formed our hearts to be moved ...

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Oct 19, 2017
John Piper, Evangelical, Multiethnic, Lecrae

Open Letter to John Piper on White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations

Lecrae, Truth's Table, and an Asian American ministry leader

Dear John Piper,

In your Desiring God article, you wrote how you didn’t know what Lecrae’s “loosening from ‘white evangelicalism’ means for multi-ethnic relations.” I’d like to attempt to address this.

Before I do, I’d like to offer ...

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Oct 18, 2017
kaepernick, protest, national anthem, NFL, NBA

Engaging in Dialogue: A Response from a Former Marine, Police Officer, and Pastor on Kaepernick

When one person’s rights are violated, everyone’s rights are in jeopardy.

As I understand it, Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem was birthed from a conversation between him and an Army Green Beret member during the time when Kaepernick was sitting in protest of what he viewed as unfair treatment of ...

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Oct 10, 2017
kaepernick, protest, national anthem, NFL, NBA, trump, pence

Why Can't We Disagree Well? Reflections on Colin Kaepernick, VP Mike Pence, and Listening Well

As Christians, we can (and should) disagree well.
Why Can't We Disagree Well? Reflections on Colin Kaepernick, VP Mike Pence, and Listening Well

Well, the debate about taking a knee just took an odd turn.

On Sunday, after players at an Indianapolis Colts home game chose to kneel during the national anthem, Vice President Mike Pence decided to walk out of the game. On social media, President Trump signaled that, perhaps, ...

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