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Jul 17, 2017
OBE, hymnody, book review

My friend Keith Getty was recently honored as an "Officer of the Order of the British Empire" by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. I was able to talk with him about the award, his contribution to modern hymn writing, and his new book.

Ed: Give us some background on ...

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Jul 11, 2017
theology, podcast

Theology for Life, Episode 27

The study of God begins with two questions: Who is this God? and How does knowing Him more affect how I live?
Theology for Life, Episode 27

Christology, Creation, and the Gospel of John

On this episode of Theology for Life, Ed and Lynn talk with Carlos Sosa Siliezer about the Gospel of John and some of the themes therein, including Christology, eternal life, and the sending of His disciples. They also discuss authorship ...

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Jun 13, 2017
theology, podcast

Theology for Life, Episode 26

The Grand Story of God and Our Place in It
Theology for Life, Episode 26

The Grand Story of God and Our Place in It

In this episode of Theology for Life, Ed and Lynn talk about what it means that the Bible is the grand narrative–one story–of God and the Christian life. As we read the Bible, we must be faithful to the description of God, ...

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Jun 12, 2017
CSB, HCSB, Bible, translation, gender

Gender and the Christian Standard Bible: Trevin Wax Answers My Questions

I spoke with CSB publisher Trevin Wax.

I’m excited to welcome Trevin Wax to The Exchange today. He gave us an overview of the release of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation a few months ago, which has now launched.

Disclosure: The CSB is published by LifeWay, where I was a Vice President until a year ...

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May 23, 2017
20 Truths, book release

20 Truths from 'Break Open the Sky'

Saving Our Faith from a Culture of Fear
20 Truths from 'Break Open the Sky'
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What if our growing unease about truth and the symptoms we feel, whether mere anxiety or full on fear, is actually an invitation take a hard look at our faith? What if our fear, whether corporate or personal, is really an opportunity to reason together, to consider the state ...

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Apr 24, 2017
church planting, contextualization

One-on-One with Dave Choi of Church of the Beloved in Chicago

Dave started the church in 2011 with no people, no resources, no building, nothing.
One-on-One with Dave Choi of Church of the Beloved in Chicago
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Ed: Dave, you came here and started Church of the Beloved in Chicago, but give me a little backstory. How did you come to start this church?

Dave: I was getting some offers from churches that were established with senior leaders who are highly respected and seasoned. I was really ...

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Apr 17, 2017
evangelism, church planting, book

One-on-One with Peyton Jones on "Reaching the Unreached: Becoming Raiders of the Lost Art"

"I think that every believer has this hidden yet reluctant adventurer inside of them."
One-on-One with Peyton Jones on "Reaching the Unreached: Becoming Raiders of the Lost Art"
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I recently interviewed Peyton Jones about his new book, growing disciples, and seeing the potential in those around us. Peyton is the author of Reaching The Unreached: Becoming Raiders Of The Lost Art (Zondervan 2017), Regional Church Planter Training Catalyst for NAMB (Western ...

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Apr 10, 2017

Focus and Faithfulness

Fueling gospel and organizational momentum
Focus and Faithfulness
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When we talk about evangelism we tend to use words like “share” and “spread” and even “explosion.” It’s no coincidence that all of these words suggest momentum. The gospel always moves with a sense of excitement, as people who have seen ...

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Apr 4, 2017
evangelism, leadership, graduate program, propel, women
One-on-One with Christine Caine about Her New Partnership with the Wheaton College Evangelism and Leadership Graduate Program

Ed: Christine, we are thrilled that you are going to begin our Evangelism and Leadership Graduate School Program this summer and that you would like other Propel women to join you. Personally, why did you decide to enroll in our program?

Christine: For many years, I've wanted ...

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Mar 8, 2017
interview, new book, evangelism

(Im)Possible: One-on-One with Lon Allison about His New Book on Evangelism

Chicagoland pastor encourages believers to Prayer-Care-Share.
(Im)Possible: One-on-One with Lon Allison about His New Book on Evangelism
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Ed: Lon, why did you write (Im)Possible?

Lon: I wanted all God’s people to know that they can share their faith as a way of life and enjoy it! It doesn’t have to be a ‘must do,’ but can become a ‘want to.’ The truth is, we were made for this. ...

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Mar 1, 2017
bible, CSB, HCSB, translation

Q&A with Trevin Wax, Publisher of the Newly Revised Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Holman Christian Standard Bible is updated and revised.
Q&A with Trevin Wax, Publisher of the Newly Revised Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
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Ed: As a publisher of Bibles, what trends are you seeing about Bible reading practices?

Trevin: Our research shows that people often own several Bibles, respect the Bible as a sacred text, and want to read it, but tend to not open it up with great frequency.

Ed: Why are people ...

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Feb 25, 2017
reformation, five solas, conference

What are these "Five Solas" and Why Do They Even Matter? An Interview with College Church Pastor Josh Moody

Solas are essential to understand if we are to understand the Reformation
What are these "Five Solas" and Why Do They Even Matter? An Interview with College Church Pastor Josh Moody
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Josh Moody is the pastor of College Church. We’ve become fast friends and I drive (or walk) by his church at least five times a week. It’s a great blessing to our community and has a long and powerful history.

Josh and I have been discussing theology, and often have ...

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Feb 15, 2017
theology, podcast

Theology for Life (Ep. 11): Crisis of Doubt/Perseverance in Faith

Dr. Timothy Larsen is the McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College.

In this episode, Ed and Lynn visit with Dr. Timothy Larsen to discuss Victorian England, doubt of significant leaders of that time, and the role of doubt for the Christian today. What were the patterns of those who came back to faith? How did the Church handle them coming back ...

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Feb 8, 2017
new book, interview, hospitality
Biblical Hospitality: The Simplest Way to Change the World, an Interview with Dustin Willis & Brandon Clements
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What made you write a book on hospitality?

Dustin: Over the past few years, I’ve realized just how revolutionary the concept of opening my home to others can be. There was a time in my life and ministry when opening my home to others was the very last thing I wanted to ...

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Jan 28, 2017
book, 20 truths

20 Truths from "The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb"

Searching for Jesus' Path of Power in a Church that has Abandoned It

I am glad to feature a new book by Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin on the blog today. Kyle is an assistant professor of Spiritual Theology at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University; Jamin is a pastor at Mission Hills Church in San Marcos, CA. Kyle and Jamin have also co-written ...

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