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Jul 1, 2015
Interview

Help My Unbelief: An Interview with Barnabas Piper

How do we face unbelief? Barnabas Piper explains his new book.
Help My Unbelief: An Interview with Barnabas Piper

Ed Stetzer: Your first book was about being a pastor’s kid, and this one, Help My Unbelief, is about belief and the extent to which we can know God. When you sat down to write Help My Unbelief, what did you hope to accomplish? If a reader came up to you and said, “Barnabas ...

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Jun 29, 2015
Interview

Exploring Evangelicalism: The Assemblies of God

In this first iteration of the "Exploring Evangelicalism" series, I talk with Dr. George Wood, CEO and General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, USA.
Exploring Evangelicalism: The Assemblies of God

Ed Stetzer: What are some of the distinctives that make you different than other evangelical groups?

George Wood: I think what distinguishes the Assemblies of God—and Pentecostals more generally—from our evangelical brothers and sisters is two things: (1) the way ...

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May 19, 2015
Interview

Every Square Inch: An Interview with Bruce Ashford on Cultural Engagement

How do Christians appropriately engage society in thoughtful, redeeming ways?
Every Square Inch: An Interview with Bruce Ashford on Cultural Engagement
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Ed Stetzer: What’s the aim of this book? And why the title, “Every Square Inch?”

Bruce Ashford: In Every Square Inch, I wanted to write a book that provides a theological framework for understanding, making, and engaging culture. It starts by building a brief ...

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May 14, 2015
Interview

Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse: My Interview with the Assistant District Attorney of Charlotte, NC

My sister-in-law, Kelly Stetzer, shares important information about child abuse and what churches need to know.
Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse: My Interview with the Assistant District Attorney of Charlotte, NC
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Ed Stetzer: What is your experience in dealing with child sexual abuse cases?

Kelly Stetzer: I have been a prosecutor in North Carolina for over fourteen years. For over ten of those years, I have prosecuted child sexual and physical abuse cases exclusively. I have worked with ...

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May 5, 2015
Roundup

The State of the Evangelical Church: My Interview with Modern Reformation Magazine

What does the evangelical church in America currently look like? Where is it going?
The State of the Evangelical Church: My Interview with Modern Reformation Magazine

Modern Reformation Magazine: In 1970, Donald McGavran, a missiologist and founding dean and professor of Mission, Church Growth, and South Asian Studies at the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, published a seminal book on missions ...

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Mar 24, 2015
Interview

Serving God in Today's Cities

I recently interviewed Dean Merrill about his new book with Patrick Johnstone.
Serving God in Today's Cities
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Ed: Dean, your book is called Serving God in Today’s Cities: Facing the Challenge of Urbanization. What’s the premise of the book, and what motivated you to write it in the first place?

Dean: Motivation? The numbers! Cities all over the world are growing faster than ...

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Feb 4, 2015
Interview

The Importance of the Ordinary: An Interview with Tony Merida

Most effective ministry involves doing ordinary things with gospel intentionality.
The Importance of the Ordinary: An Interview with Tony Merida

Ed Stetzer: You have a new book out, Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down. Can you please explain this to our readers in one tweet?

Tony Merida: My aim is to encourage Christians to see the significance of living everyday with gospel intentionality within the ordinary ...

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Jan 28, 2015
Interview

New Innovations in Theological Education: An Interview With Kent Anderson

Theological education is evolving before our eyes—programs like Immerse are changing the game.
New Innovations in Theological Education: An Interview With Kent Anderson

For some reason, I spent a lot of time at seminaries in 2014. Some are thriving, some are shrinking, but a few are innovating. There are many reasons we don't see much innovating on the campuses on seminaries, but the need to follow accrediting requirements is one of ...

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Jan 16, 2015
Interview

Darrell Bock is on a Mission From God to Change the Way Evangelicals Engage Culture. Can It Work?

Dr. Darrell Bock of Dallas Theological Seminary shares about his podcast, The Table, and how it factors into the mission of God.
Darrell Bock is on a Mission From God to Change the Way Evangelicals Engage Culture. Can It Work?

Ed Stetzer: You often talk about tone and culture. Why is that so important?

Darrell Bock: We are convinced that the mission of the church is to take the gospel into the world. That ultimately involves extending an invitation to consider what God has done and is doing through ...

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Nov 17, 2014
Interview

Statistics and the Church: An Interview with WORLD Magazine

Warren Cole Smith of WORLD Magazine asked me a few questions about statistics and the church.
Statistics and the Church: An Interview with WORLD Magazine

Ed, what is LifeWay Research? We do research for evangelical clients to help inform churches, organizations, and ministries to be more effective and engaging their culture for the gospel.

As its leader, you have become an evangelical guru. Since I lead an organization that’s ...

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Oct 31, 2014
Interview

Hope Reborn: An Interview with Adrian Warnock

Adrian Warnock shares about his new book and what it means to meet and follow Christ.
Hope Reborn: An Interview with Adrian Warnock
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Your new book is entitled Hope Reborn. Give us some insight into the title and what you’re trying to accomplish overall with the book.

As I argued in a recent article, hope is a uniquely Christian attribute. Paul makes this very clear throughout 1 Corinthians 15 where ...

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Aug 27, 2014
Interview

Evangelicals and Same-Sex Marriage: An Interview with John Stonestreet and Sean McDowell

John Stonestreet and Sean McDowell share their thoughts on how evangelicals must address same-sex marriage.
Evangelicals and Same-Sex Marriage: An Interview with John Stonestreet and Sean McDowell
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John and Sean, why even write a book on the subject of same-sex marriage? The legal
basis of the Supreme Court's ruling just means that it will take a few
 years, but many believe the battle is lost. Are you attempting to build a defense after the
 battle is over

The tide ...

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Aug 21, 2014
Interview

Ebola and the Glory of God: An Interview with Nancy Writebol's Family (including Nancy's Comments)

Nancy Writebol has been released from the hospital. I interviewed her family about how they've dealt with the situation.
Ebola and the Glory of God: An Interview with Nancy Writebol's Family (including Nancy's Comments)
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Why was your mother in Africa?

Jeremy: Mom and Dad have been career missionaries for the last 15 years in various countries in South America and Africa. About a year ago they joined SIM (Serving in Mission) to go to Liberia to help serve the Liberian people through the ministries ...

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Aug 19, 2014
Interview

On Being John Piper's Son: An Interview with Barnabas Piper

Barnabas Piper, son of Pastor John Piper, shares the positives and negatives of being a pastor's kid.
On Being John Piper's Son: An Interview with Barnabas Piper

First thing’s first, Barnabas. Why did you feel the need to write a book about being a pastor’s kid?

My inclination didn’t start out as a need to write a book. It started with a request from Table Talk magazine to write an article about the pressures of being ...

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Aug 12, 2014
Theology

Salvation and the Mission of God: A Panel Discussion Worth Your Time

David Platt, Trevin Wax, Frank Page, and I talk about how God's mission and man's salvation relate.
Salvation and the Mission of God: A Panel Discussion Worth Your Time

In June 2014, David Platt, Frank Page, Trevin Wax, and I discussed the topics of salvation and the mission of God.

The panel was sponsored by The Gospel Project, an intentionally Christ-centered and mission-driven curriculum that Trevin and I edit. We think that conversations ...

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