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Dec 22, 2016
theology, podcast

Theology for Life (Ep. 3): Mary in Art and Icons

Associate Professor of Art History embraces Mary and Jesus in art

Lynn Cohick (Professor of New Testament) and I welcomed Matthew Milliner to the podcast this week. He is Associate Professor of Art History at Wheaton College. His scholarly specialization is Byzantine and medieval art, with a focus on how such images inform contemporary visual ...

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Dec 21, 2016
interview, book, culture

Stay the Course: My Interview with Wilfredo de Jesus on His Recent Book

"Pastor Choco" pastors one of the fastest growing churches in Chicago.

Ed:You write in the book that Christ is the True North. It keeps us on track with God and His purposes for us. What advice can you give to help us stay the course when culture is drifting?

Pastor Choco: Let me share a story. I was recently on a two-hour flight from Chicago to ...

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Dec 16, 2016
theology, podcast

As a missiologist, the study of theology (of God and His missio Dei) is critical for the way I understand the world and our place in it. In fact, in an article I wrote a few years ago, I reflected on the importance of theology for a missiologist:

Foundational to missiology is ...
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Dec 12, 2016
evangelism, church planting

Stand and Share: My Interview with Outreach Magazine

The Decline of Christian Evangelism … and What We Can Do About It

Ed, you study the big picture of evangelism in America today. Give us a snapshot.

American Christians have moved away from a focus on sharing the gospel. Historically, there are seasons to this, where people emphasize gospel proclamation for a while, then emphasize gospel demonstration ...

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Oct 28, 2016
church growth

Growing Young

Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church
Growing Young

We keep hearing that young people are leaving the church and the faith in droves. Is it true, and how do you hope your research helps churches today?

Much of the doom and gloom about young people leaving the church is true. Church attendance is declining overall. The share of ...

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Oct 14, 2016
evangelism, invitation, interview

Q&A with Steve Carter On "This Invitational Life"

Teaching Pastor for Willow Creek Community Church
Q&A with Steve Carter On "This Invitational Life"

Ed: The book does not have evangelism in the title, but it’s categorized under that. So, why an evangelism book? Everyone’s talking about mission, justice, etc., but not a lot about evangelism. So, why write on that?

Steve: Friends told me that writing your first ...

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Sep 21, 2016
interview, bgce

Introducing John Richards, The New BGCE Managing Director

I am very excited to welcome John Richards as our new Managing Director at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism.
Introducing John Richards, The New BGCE Managing Director

Ed: John, tell me a little bit about yourself, your previous work experience and your family life, your background.

John: I’ve been married to my wife, Sheridan, for seven years and we have two children, 6 and 18 months. My background is very interesting. I tell people ...

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Sep 6, 2016
Erwin Lutzer, Moody Church, pastors

36 Years Of Ministry: One-on-One With Erwin Lutzer

My interview with Erwin Lutzer on what it takes to survive, and thrive, during 30+ years of ministry.
36 Years Of Ministry: One-on-One With Erwin Lutzer

After 36 years as senior Pastor, Dr. Erwin Lutzer has transitioned to his new role as Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church. As such he will continue with his media ministry and also encourage other pastors in their ministries.

Ed: What does it take to have a ministry of 30+ years ...

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Sep 2, 2016
Dave Furman, suffering

Being There: How To Love Those Who Are Hurting

An interview with Dave Furman on his new book.
Being There: How To Love Those Who Are Hurting

Ed: What is your book about and who is it for?

Dave: Being There is a book about how to love those who are hurting. It’s a book for all of us because all of us have friends, family, neighbors, or fellow church members who suffer from disability, depression, or sickness. ...

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Jun 17, 2016
Interview

Missional Hymns—An Interview with Keith Getty

Keith and Kristen Getty drive hymnody for the missionary work.
Missional Hymns—An Interview with Keith Getty

Ed Stetzer: Tell us a little bit about how you put together the album in the first place. It’s very diverse.

Keith Getty: It all comes out of the Facing a Task Unfinished hymn, written by Frank Houghton, 1931, in the context of mass persecution in China. He writes this ...

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May 18, 2016
Interview

The Armageddon Code—An End Times Interview with Billy Hallowell

The return of Christ remains, as ever, a topic of great interest.
The Armageddon Code—An End Times Interview with Billy Hallowell

Ed Stetzer: Why did you write this book?

Billy Hallowell: I have always been fascinated by end-times theology. I was raised in non-denominational churches, so—like many evangelicals—I'm more than familiar with the concept of premillennialism and a pre-tribulation ...

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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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May 6, 2016
Interviews

Art and the Ultimate Investor: An Interview with Propaganda

Art is a return on God's investment in us.
Art and the Ultimate Investor: An Interview with Propaganda

Ed Stetzer: You are a spoken word artist. Could you explain a little of what that is?

Propaganda: Spoken word is essentially performance-based poetry. It’s like Shakespeare, but done in a way that’s birthed out of hip-hop culture.

ES: Your work seems to have both a ...

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May 4, 2016
Interview

How Many Evangelicals? An Interview with Brian Stiller

Getting a handle on the global number of Evangelicals
How Many Evangelicals? An Interview with Brian Stiller
Wikipedia

Ed Stetzer: Brian, why did you think it important to produce Evangelicals Around the World?

Brian Stiller: I was browsing in a bookstore and saw Evangelicals for Dummies. In flipping through the pages I was impressed with their accuracy, but all they wrote about was the United ...

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Feb 4, 2016
Interview

Church Planting At Thomas Road Baptist Church—An Interview with Jonathan Falwell

Thomas Road's pastor discusses the church's 60-year history of planting churches
Church Planting At Thomas Road Baptist Church—An Interview with Jonathan Falwell
TRBC

Ed Stetzer: Tell me about the church planting history of Thomas Roads Baptist Church as you look back at your 60 years.

Jonathan Falwell: My dad was always about church planting. He planted Thomas Road in 1956 and planted the first church out of Thomas Road just a year later. ...

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