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Apr 14, 2017
Easter, evangelism, CNN

Why We Should Be Inviting Our Non-Christian Friends and Neighbors to Church at Easter, My Article at CNN (and a Bit More)

More people are open to Gospel conversations that you might think.
Why We Should Be Inviting Our Non-Christian Friends and Neighbors to Church at Easter, My Article at CNN (and a Bit More)
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It’s Easter season, and perhaps you’ve already begun inviting your neighbors to attend church with you on April 16.

I’ve asked Moody Church to join me in being “faithful for four,” to find four people to pray for an invite to Easter services. Actually, ...

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Apr 12, 2017
theology, podcast

Theology in the Book of Hebrews

Dr. Peeler is Associate Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College.
Theology in the Book of Hebrews

On this episode of Theology for Life, Lynn, Ed, and guest Amy Peeler discuss the Book of Hebrews, including authorship and theme.

What are some of the key passages of Father and Son in Hebrews, and how is that a prominent theme in the book? According to Peeler, it is telling ...

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Apr 10, 2017
evangelism, podcast

The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 9)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 9)

Episode Nine | When Tough Questions Are Really Trust Questions

Rick Richardson, Wheaton College Professor and Director of the Church Evangelism Initiative at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, explains that often when people ask us tough questions about faith there is emotion ...

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Apr 7, 2017
evangelism, questions

When Questions Reflect Issues of the Heart: A New Evangelism for a New Day

The questions have changed, but the needs are the same.
When Questions Reflect Issues of the Heart: A New Evangelism for a New Day
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I had visited my local neighborhood Einstein Bagels many times, but I’ll never forget the day I ordered a Chocolate Macadamia Nut coffee with my new friend Sam pacing right behind me. For some time now, I had been intentionally getting to know Sam, one of the employees ...

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Apr 4, 2017
theology, podcast

Augustine Today: Why He’s Still Relevant

Dr. Lee is Senior Fellow at the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies.
Augustine Today: Why He’s Still Relevant
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In this edition of Theology for Life, Ed, Lynn, and Greg Lee discuss why St. Augustine is important to theology today, especially as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

What issues did Augustine face as a Bishop in North Africa? Church unity was ...

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Apr 3, 2017
evangelism, podcast

The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 8)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 8)

Episode Eight | What Does It Mean That We Don’t Take God to Anyone?

Jerry Root, Wheaton College Evangelism Professor and Director of the Evangelism Initiative at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, reminds us that God is always going before us in our gospel efforts. ...

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Mar 28, 2017
theology, podcast

What's Love Got to Do with It? Love, Marriage, and the Gospel

Dr. David Van Dyke joins Drs Cohick and Stetzer for the latest Theology for Life podcast.
What's Love Got to Do with It? Love, Marriage, and the Gospel
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What is love, and how is it reflected in our lives? How do we have a love stance that is based in action instead of emotion? What is our culture teaching our kids today about love and objectification?

What about marriage and the role of love? According to Van Dyke, love is connected ...

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Mar 27, 2017
evangelism, podcast

The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 7)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 7)

Episode Seven | What Would It Mean for Us to Humanize Each Person We Meet?

Laurie Nichols, Director of Communications at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, talks about what it would look like for our gospel witness if we started to see each person we meet as different and ...

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Mar 14, 2017
theology, podcast

Theology for Life (Ep. 15): Christianity in American History: Why Accuracy Matters

Dr. Tracy McKenzie is Chair of the History Department at Wheaton College.
Theology for Life (Ep. 15): Christianity in American History: Why Accuracy Matters
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In this episode of Theology for Life, Ed, Lynn, and guest Tracy McKenzie look at American history and the role of Christianity in the founding of the country. Who were the founders, and where were they at with their beliefs in God? And does America have a special covenant with ...

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Mar 13, 2017
evangelism, podcast

The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 5)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 5)

Episode Five | In What Specific Ways Can the Good News Be Good News?

Michael Hakmin Lee, research fellow at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, shares how the gospel can actually be good news in a world that is broken and hurting. Michael asks practical questions and asks ...

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Mar 9, 2017
evangelism, welcome, neighbor

Making Connections with Scattered People

How can we reach the immigrants in our community?
Making Connections with Scattered People
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I regularly frequent the coffee shop in my neighbourhood. True, I can have a cup of coffee at home. Why then do I head out to the coffee shop on a near daily basis?

The neighbourhood cafe is a place of connection. It is a communal place where people pause from their busy days ...

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Mar 8, 2017
theology, podcast

Theology for Life (Ep. 14): Why Theology & Discipleship Are Interwoven

Dr. Keith Johnson is Associate Professor of Theology at Wheaton College.
Theology for Life (Ep. 14): Why Theology & Discipleship Are Interwoven
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Many in the Church believe that theology takes our eyes off being faithful to God in our discipleship and our call to be witnesses in the world. Dr. Johnson explains that the opposite is actually the case.

What exactly are some misconceptions people have surrounding the study ...

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Mar 7, 2017
evangelism, podcast

The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 4)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.

Episode Four | How Does an Introvert Do Evangelism?

Today, Karen Swanson, director of the Institute for Prison Ministries at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, shares, from an introvert’s point of view, what it’s like to be a witness for Christ in the world. ...

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Mar 3, 2017
evangelism, welcome

The Importance of a Welcoming Church Environment for Newcomers

Church members make newcomers feel like a part of the family.
The Importance of a Welcoming Church Environment for Newcomers
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In Spring 2016, I had the opportunity to work on a research study that looked at effectively evangelistic churches. Using data from my own interviews as well as those from fellow research team members, I wanted to understand what activities help a previously unchurched person ...

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Mar 2, 2017
evangelism, neighbors

Christianity's Most Vivid Celebration Is a Meal

This inner-city pastor is inviting himself into his neighbor's homes.
Christianity's Most Vivid Celebration Is a Meal
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Not every community is the same.

For the last 20 years, I have lived in a very connected neighborhood. This is the kind of place where people walk the streets, kids attend the same local school in walking distance, and people see each other at the laundromat, at the doctor, at ...

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