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Jun 22, 2016
Evangelism

What the Tower of Babel Can Teach Us about Our Desire for True Gospel Witness

Foundational to following Jesus is that we live by faith and not fear!
What the Tower of Babel Can Teach Us about Our Desire for True Gospel Witness

Psychologists tell us that the primary way people deal with fear is avoidance. We just stay away from people and places that cause us anxiety. And what causes us anxiety? The unfamiliar, the unknown. That’s why most of us prefer safe, familiar, homogenous environments ...

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Jun 14, 2016
Discipleship

3 Ways Suffering Produces Sanctification

Suffering for the believer is never without purpose.
3 Ways Suffering Produces Sanctification

“Why?” is the question many of us ask of the Lord when something tragic happens in our lives or in the life of someone we know. There’s story after story of suffering in the Bible, but very seldom do we know why the people suffered. On this topic Paul wrote: ...

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May 27, 2016
Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition—May 27, 2016

Problems at Baylor, Poverty, Millennial roommates, church signs and more!

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 20, 2016
Evangelism

Amplifying Evangelism—A Call to Share the Faith

In a pluralistic world the need to evangelize is greater than ever.
Amplifying Evangelism—A Call to Share the Faith

I have been writing about evangelism a lot lately, and have asked others to do the same. That there is a pronounced lack of evangelist fervor in the West is self-evident to most. I am hopeful my new opportunity at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton will allow ...

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May 20, 2016
Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition—May 20, 2016

The Black Church, Sharing Our Faith, Church Signs, and more!
Weekend Edition—May 20, 2016

Don’t Give up on the Black ChurchCharlie Dates

Charlie and I spoke at the National Conference on Preaching and I was blessed by his words. Now, you should read his article!

Research: You Have Fewer Friends than You ThinkAlex Pentland

Anyone who’s ever ...

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May 16, 2016
Church

Going Back to Your Home Church: To Go or Not to Go?

Returning to one's home church as pastor can be tricky.
Going Back to Your Home Church: To Go or Not to Go?

Those who would argue against going back to one’s home church may quote Matthew 13:57–58, “And they took offense at him [Jesus]. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his household.’ And he did not ...

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May 11, 2016
Interview

Remembering Spiritual Disciplines

Authors David Mathis and Philip Nation discuss a vital subject.
Remembering Spiritual Disciplines

Ed Stetzer: What prompted you to write on this subject?

David Mathis: I spent eight years on the college campus, first as a college student and then discipling college students on staff with Campus Outreach. One of our biggest focuses was teaching students to “fish for ...

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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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Mar 21, 2016
Discipleship

Taking the Long View

Live your earthly life with heaven in mind.
Taking the Long View

At some point in our life, each of us has to learn the necessity of taking the long view. Deferred gratification causes us to live differently. We continue our education now so that we’ll have more opportunities after we graduate. We save today so we can have financial ...

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Mar 16, 2016
Leadership

20 Truths from Bound to be Free by D.A. Horton

Nothing in life is like freedom in Christ.
20 Truths from Bound to be Free by D.A. Horton

1. By the Holy Spirit’s empowering (Romans 8:9-13), you can walk in the freedom Christ has provided you with from sin and the encumbrances that weigh you down (Hebrews 12:1-2). (11)

2. I have found that when my focus is on my trajectory, my relationships, my lack of affirmation, ...

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Feb 24, 2016
Preaching

Thinking About Expository Preaching—Part 3

A look at the place of thematic, narrative, and topical preaching
Thinking About Expository Preaching—Part 3

In this three post series, I am trying to clear up some preaching myths and explain my position on the best method. The first post explained why verse-by-verse exposition should be the primary diet from which you feed your church. The second post made the point that verse-by-verse ...

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Feb 11, 2016
Discipleship

Supporting Discipleship Teams

Teams need expectations, definition, communication and proper tools
Supporting Discipleship Teams

One of the more common roles in a church is discipleship leader. Recently, as I was updating Planting Missional Churches for its next edition, Daniel Im and I listed discipleship coordinator as one of the seven key roles in a new church. In other words, someone holding up ...

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Feb 10, 2016
Discipleship

Thinking about Expository Preaching—Part 1

Expository is the best form of preaching, except for the other good styles, too
Thinking about Expository Preaching—Part 1

I preach through books of the Bible not because that method is mandated or modeled in the Bible, but instead because of what the Bible is. Because the Bible is the Word of God without error and inspired throughout, it requires us to treat the words, phrases, and sentences ...

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Feb 8, 2016
Church

Nominal Nation—The Shift Away from Self-Identified Christianity

The decline of nominal Christianity is an opportunity for the gospel
Nominal Nation—The Shift Away from Self-Identified Christianity
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There was a time in American history when it seemed like everyone was a Christian. Now, depending on where in America you live, it can seem like no one is a Christian. In reality, in our lifetimes, there was never a time when everyone was a Christian, and there will never ...

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