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Jun 29, 2016
Church

Issues in the Future of Evangelicalism

The future of evangelicalism includes harsh realities for churches.
Issues in the Future of Evangelicalism

The enduring question for the church is this: how do we fulfill the Great Commission in a rapidly changing world?

We—the church of the West—receive no exception from the question.

But it appears that despite our best efforts to keep up with the ever-morphing values ...

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Jun 28, 2016
Church

3 Challenges in Urban Ministry

Urban ministry engages depravity, longevity and community.
3 Challenges in Urban Ministry

While cities are an excellent place for gospel advancement, urban ministry is not without its challenges. Some of these challenges can be better explained by three words: depravity, longevity and community.

Depravity is everywhere, not just cities

Quite a few Christians view cities ...

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Jun 24, 2016
Religious Liberty

California's Religious Liberty Moment—Coming to a State Near You

On the verge of a precedent that should not be set.
California's Religious Liberty Moment—Coming to a State Near You
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The California legislature is poised to consider legislation that could destroy the ability of numerous faith-based colleges and universities to pursue the mission for which they were created. SB 1146, one of two similar bills recently introduced into the California legislature, ...

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Jun 13, 2016
Evangelism

The Future of Southern Baptist Evangelism: A New (Closing) Series

The math doesn't lie: Southern Baptists need new evangelistic momentum.
The Future of Southern Baptist Evangelism: A New (Closing) Series
Cultural challengesA negative view of engaging culture, and being negatively viewed by culture, remains a thorn to SBC effectiveness. And, to be honest, some leaders have exacerbated this problem.Many think being on the front line of the culture wars for decades is "fighting ...
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Jun 3, 2016

"Lord, I Thank Thee That I Am Not like Those Evangelical Trump Supporters"

Religious scorn should not flow from our voting choices.
"Lord, I Thank Thee That I Am Not like Those Evangelical Trump Supporters"
Wikipedia / Gage Skidmore

In the 18th chapter of Luke’s Gospel, Jesus tells a story about two men who go up to the temple to pray.

One is a Pharisee, known for his strict piety: he fasts twice a week, tithes faithfully, and doesn’t cheat on his wife.

The other, a tax collector, is a train wreck ...

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May 25, 2016
Church

Living in a (Nominal) Religious Context

Nominal religious contexts do not mean the end of the church.
Living in a (Nominal) Religious Context
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Many American Southerners still possess a religious terminology that expresses they were saved at the age of 8, baptized at the age of 10, and are on the membership roll at the Crooked Creek Pentecostal Church or the Sugar Creek Methodist Church. Many of these individuals based ...

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May 23, 2016
Church

The Christian Struggle with Mental Illness

Mental illness is not a subject Christians should run from.
The Christian Struggle with Mental Illness

As I see the widespread presence and pain of mental illness, another reality confronts me: oftentimes Christians struggle with talking about and understanding mental illness.

There are three points that I want to lay out to encourage all of us to confront effectively the stigma ...

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May 13, 2016
Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition—May 13, 2016

Distinctly Christian colleges, Day of Reason, Twitter for Churches, Church Signs, and more!

May 9, 2016
Culture

Four Things Christian Leaders Can Learn from Ted Cruz’s Interpersonal Failures

Burning bridges will cost you in the long run.
Four Things Christian Leaders Can Learn from Ted Cruz’s Interpersonal Failures
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Ted Cruz seems to be an effective politician and GOP leader. Many consider him brilliant—“off the chart brilliant,” according to Alan Dershowitz.

Cruz ran a well-fought campaign from the margins. In a different year Cruz could have been the nominee, but he and ...

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May 2, 2016
Mission

Missiology, Church Models, and Cultural Alignment

Understanding culture is crucial to a church's effectiveness.
Missiology, Church Models, and Cultural Alignment

Missiological Quest and Cultural Question

In each era and each cultural environment, the church defines its missiological quest in culture.

Now, that does not mean that eveything is on the table. There are marks of a biblical church that matter in every cultural setting. However, ...

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Apr 21, 2016
Thinkers

9 Ways We Can Counter Radical Islam

Countering extremism will require a thoughtful effort.
9 Ways We Can Counter Radical Islam

As an Iranian-American, I often get asked about the crisis in the Muslim world. I try to lean into the conversation, knowing a lot of sincere people are grasping for solutions.

In the aftermath of the Iraq War, most Americans want to avoid creating a Vietnam-style scenario in ...

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Apr 8, 2016
Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition—April 8, 2016

Religious liberty, Kindness, Discipleship, and more!
Weekend Edition—April 8, 2016

Down in Georgia, here's what the news media's love of 'religious liberty' scare quotes tells you—Bobby Ross, Jr.

"Journalists" need to use scare-quotes less. It's a form of editorializing.

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Mar 23, 2016
Abortion

The Limited Reach of the Planned Parenthood Videos and What it Says about Us

New LifeWay Research survey reveals many haven't seen them
The Limited Reach of the Planned Parenthood Videos and What it Says about Us

Last year the Center for Medical Progress released a disturbing, yet crucial series of videos on alleged Planned Parenthood business practices. The outrage over what was depicted was appropriate. I questioned some progressive evangelicals who remained silent in the face of such ...

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Feb 22, 2016
Evangelism

Cultural Trends Pastors Should Recognize

Every generation has to consider their context as they live out the mission
Cultural Trends Pastors Should Recognize

An author friend of mine claims our modern church methodology can reach only 30 percent of people in the West. Further, he says we have already reached those 30 percent and that we need to explore other ways to reach the 70 percent who would not attend a church gathering.

Re-read ...

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Feb 18, 2016
Culture

Jazz, Joey Alexander, and a Window on God

A musical prodigy reveals something beyond the material
Jazz, Joey Alexander, and a Window on God
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If you fell asleep before the end of the Grammys you can be forgiven. Many people do.

But if so, you may have missed—shoe-horned into the annual "Don't forget about me" speech from The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Foundation President/CEO Neil Portnow, accompanied ...

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