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Aug 30, 2016
Hurricana Katrina, disaster relief, Louisiana flooding

Recovery After Disaster: Lessons From Katrina For Today

It's been 11 years since Hurricane Katrina. And there is still much we can learn from that disaster.
Recovery After Disaster: Lessons From Katrina For Today

Eleven years ago on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina came ashore between Louisiana and Mississippi. It was one of the most destructive natural disasters in United States history. Katrina caused the deaths of almost 1,500 Louisiana residents. Approximately 80% of the city was ...

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Aug 29, 2016
black church, culture, evangelism

What We Can Learn From The Black Church When We Are Pushed To The Margins

The powerful, painful history of the Black Church has much to teach us as our culture continues to push the church to the margins of society.
What We Can Learn From The Black Church When We Are Pushed To The Margins

At dinner the other night, our family sat in earshot of a group of people discussing presidential politics. They were older, Caucasian, and rather conservative in their political leanings. It was clear that they, like many Americans, are uninspired and—in their words—disheartened ...

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Aug 25, 2016
disaster relief, humanitarian relief, Louisiana flooding
The Louisiana Flooding, Part 3: On The Ground With Relief Agencies And How You Can Get Involved
Samaritan's Purse

Ed: What is your organization doing right now to help those impacted by the flooding in Louisiana?

Tim Haas, Manager of U.S. Disaster Relief, Samaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse is leading volunteer teams to mud-out homes that have been flooded in this deadly event. ...

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Aug 24, 2016
disaster relief, humanitarian relief, Louisiana flooding

The Louisiana Flooding: On The Ground With Relief Agencies And Why Christians Are Uniquely Suited To Help

Why Christians are uniquely suited to help in times of disaster.
The Louisiana Flooding: On The Ground With Relief Agencies And Why Christians Are Uniquely Suited To Help
Convoy of Hope
Ed: Why are Christians uniquely suited to help those impacted by the flooding?

Ross Johnson, Director of Disaster Response, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod: As Christians and congregations reach out, we're able to take care of spiritual and physical needs. FEMA and other organizations ...

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Aug 23, 2016
disaster relief, humanitarian relief, Louisiana flooding
The Louisiana Flooding: On The Ground With Relief Agencies And How You Can Get Involved
LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

Ed: How is your organization responding to the disaster in Louisiana right now?

Ross Johnson, Director of Disaster Response, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod:

Right now we're partnering with Lutheran congregations across Louisiana, particularly in Baton Rouge.

The first phase ...

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Aug 22, 2016
humanitarian relief, disaster relief, Louisiana flooding

Before Flooding Louisiana With 'Help,' Read This

Suggestions that will help you help without causing unintentional harm.
Before Flooding Louisiana With 'Help,' Read This

Thinking of jumping in your car and driving to Louisiana to help those affected by the flood? Wondering how you could mail some food or hand-me-down clothes to help? If you answered yes — don’t do it.

Yet, that is.

Hit the brakes for a moment before acting. Here’s ...

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Aug 18, 2016
evangelism, Europe, Postmodern

Evangelism in Post-Christian Western Europe: Six Insights

What can American Evangelicals learn from their European counterparts in regards to evangelism?
Evangelism in Post-Christian Western Europe: Six Insights

If you want to know what American churches will be facing in 20 years, look to Europe today. Contemporary Europe is a heathen continent with a Christian residue. Encroaching darkness, however, has provided European Christians with unusual opportunities to flourish, especially ...

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Aug 17, 2016
culture, evangelism, Great Commandment

Three Reminders As We Dialogue For The Common Good

Three simple and biblical ways to wisely engage with our neighbors and our culture, regardless of how difficult an issue is.
Three Reminders As We Dialogue For The Common Good

I follow politics and public discourse. I think it’s important to stay in the loop on what is happening in the world and in American life. More than that, however, I think it’s important to engage in these things. But it’s an understatement to say that much ...

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Aug 15, 2016
evangelism, communities

Are We Talking Past Each Other? 3 Tips For Talking Faith With Friends & Neighbors

It is past time we return to the basics if we are to relate to those around us in a way they will understand who God is and what it means to follow Him.
Are We Talking Past Each Other? 3 Tips For Talking Faith With Friends & Neighbors

When we send missionaries across an ocean, we know they will need to spend months learning not only a new language, but also new attitudes, customs, and expectations.

But what about when we share the gospel with our next door neighbor? Most of our neighbors speak the same language ...

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Aug 10, 2016
evangelicals, millennials, election, republicans, voters

Are Young Evangelicals More Liberal Than Their Parents?

There is a common idea today that young evangelicals are liberating themselves from conservatism, but is that true?
Are Young Evangelicals More Liberal Than Their Parents?

The young, restless, and… liberal? Are younger evangelicals really more left-leaning than their parents? The easy answer is, “Of course they are! Look at how many of them are voting for pot legalization and driving those tiny cars!”

But not so fast—the ...

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Aug 8, 2016
evangelism, academic institutions

How Evangelism Can Be Woven Into All Parts Of An Academic Institution

Evangelism should be a value that shapes all Christian academic institutions.
How Evangelism Can Be Woven Into All Parts Of An Academic Institution

Dear Friends,

When I visit campuses I sometimes hear the following complaint about making evangelism an explicit value: “We’re an academic institution, not a Bible college!” The underlying worry is that the academic mission will be displaced by evangelism. My ...

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Aug 4, 2016
workplace, evangelism, vocation

Jesus on the Job: How Faith Mixes With Work, Part 2

It is past time to have a robust conversation around integrating faith and learning.
Jesus on the Job: How Faith Mixes With Work, Part 2

One of the keys to equipping people to see their work as a place where they can point people to Jesus and as a way to fulfill God’s call upon their lives is to begin early.

If we wait until people are in the throes of the questions and struggles of work vs. ministry, there ...

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Aug 3, 2016
evangelism, hospitality

Breaking the Cult Image in One Transient Community

A return to biblical hospitality can open wide the doors for gospel witness to occur.
Breaking the Cult Image in One Transient Community

Talking with my friend, Dwayne, is never a dull moment. He is one of the most creative, insightful, and vibrant evangelists I know.

One of the guys whom he witnessed to, baptized, and discipled is so filled with an overflowing desire to share Jesus with his high school that he ...

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Aug 1, 2016
evangelism, work, vocation

Jesus on the Job: How Faith Mixes With Work, Part 1

It is time for us to see all work as vital to the growth of the Kingdom of God.
Jesus on the Job: How Faith Mixes With Work, Part 1

In Acts 11, we read that because of persecution in Jerusalem following the stoning of Stephen, Christians were dispersed into various parts of the world. In their new homes, they continued to live as they had in Jerusalem, practicing and preaching their faith to both Jews and ...

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Jul 22, 2016
Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition—July 22, 2016

Distractions, Work, a Diverse America, Church signs, and more!
Weekend Edition—July 22, 2016

Are We Distracting Ourselves to Death?Karen Swallow Prior

Paul’s admonition to press toward the mark comes to mind in these days.

Do God’s Will, Not His WorkBethany Jenkins

A great word on how we compete with ourselves and others.

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