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Aug 14, 2014
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5 Benefits of Being a Female Executive: A guest post by Selma Wilson

Selma Wilson shares some of the benefits she has found in being a woman in an executive role.
5 Benefits of Being a Female Executive: A guest post by Selma Wilson

For the past four years, I have served on the executive leadership team (ELT) of LifeWay. The President/CEO, Thom Rainer, appointed me as the first woman in our organization’s history to serve on the ELT. I lead B&H Publishing, and, as Ed has pointed out, I’m ...

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Aug 7, 2014
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Why Loving The Poor Changes You: A Guest Post by Kelly Minter

Kelly Minter shares her experiences from the Amazon and what they taught her about poverty and herself.
Why Loving The Poor Changes You: A Guest Post by Kelly Minter

I touched down in Manaus, Brazil—The Gateway to the Amazon—and within an hour I was on a wooden boat sailing down the largest river in the world, blue and glassy with reflections of wool clouds and a crisp sky. I was there with Justice and Mercy International, ...

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Jul 31, 2014
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3 Things to Do to Guarantee You Won't Get Published: A guest post by Selma Wilson

What does it take to get published? First of all, don't do these things.
3 Things to Do to Guarantee You Won't Get Published: A guest post by Selma Wilson

As the leader of a publishing house, I get many inquiries about getting published. Here are a few things that will guarantee you won't get published:

1. Write a book that you (or your closest friends) wouldn't like.

If you want to be published, your message must ...

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Jul 17, 2014
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Sanctification, Rearview Mirrors, and Diversity in the Body of Christ: A guest post by Walter Strickland

Walter Strickland talks blind spots and diversity in the church.
Sanctification, Rearview Mirrors, and Diversity in the Body of Christ: A guest post by Walter Strickland

When my father taught me how to drive my first instinct was to jump into the car and race down the street. Like any good instructor, my father stopped me before putting the key in the ignition and walked me through a pre-driving checklist that included checking my rearview ...

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Jul 10, 2014
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The Pastor's Wife Who Went Crazy: A guest post by Heather Palacios

Heather Palacios shares about seeing the goodness of God amidst intense mental turmoil.
The Pastor's Wife Who Went Crazy: A guest post by Heather Palacios

When I was 8 years old I wrote a suicide letter to my grandma and mailed it. Naturally, very concerned, she turned it over to my parents. Who in turn, had me meet with a Christian counselor. Little did I know then, that that would mark the beginning of a lifelong journey ...

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Jul 3, 2014
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From One Pastor to Another: A guest post by Mark Croston

Mark Croston reflects on the difficulty of the pastorate and the centrality of the glory.
From One Pastor to Another: A guest post by Mark Croston

Serving as a Pastor for 26 years was wonderful. It was an awesome responsibility to be the Chief Theologian in Residence, Gospel Preacher, Christian Educator, Spiritual Guide, Life Coach, Team Motivator, Business Manager, Organizational Leader, Confidential Counselor and ...

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Jun 26, 2014
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How the North Can Serve the South: A guest post by Edgar Aponte

Edgar Aponte shares a bit about Latin and South American Evangelicalism and how the United States can support it.
How the North Can Serve the South: A guest post by Edgar Aponte

The Context

In 1996, Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona released "Si el norte fuera el sur" (If the north were the south). In this song, in a type of Willie Nelson spirit, Arjona explores and criticizes the cultural-political differences as well as the ...

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Jun 19, 2014
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What was the First Major Church Dispute? A guest blog by Derwin Gray

The first major dispute in the church was as much about identity as it was about theology.
What was the First Major Church Dispute? A guest blog by Derwin Gray

What was the first major church dispute?

Was it over Calvinism, Arminianism, or Molinism?

Was it over speaking in tongues, prophecy, or healing?

Maybe it was over worship music styles? Those Jews just couldn't stand those Greek worship leaders wearing tight, skinny ...

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Jun 12, 2014
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Why Your Teaching Isn't As Effective As You Think by Sharon Hodde Miller

Are you an effective teacher, really? Ask yourselves some key questions.
Why Your Teaching Isn't As Effective As You Think by Sharon Hodde Miller

If you are a Christian leader, I want you to take a moment and think about this question:

Whether you write, speak, or preach, what do you hope to accomplish with your teaching?

Now, I'm not talking about the big picture here. Set aside the long game for a minute, and ...

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Jun 5, 2014
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We Are Here: Faith and Fatherhood by Sho Baraka

Sho Baraka, well-known Christian hip hop artist, writes about fatherhood and shares a helpful video.
We Are Here: Faith and Fatherhood by Sho Baraka

Gallup recently released some statistics showing that married people have a higher well-being index than people of other relationship statuses.

What does that mean in laymen's terms? The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index includes emotional health, physical health, ...

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May 29, 2014
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Strategies for Church Mergers by Kristy Rutter

Are you thinking about merging churches? Kristy Rutter has some tips and strategies for church mergers.
Strategies for Church Mergers by Kristy Rutter

I have had the privilege of working with the Chapel, a multisite church in the Chicago land area for the last 4 years. I started with them in 2009 to spearhead this "experiment" to see if we could launch more campuses, help more churches, and reach more communities ...

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May 22, 2014
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Biblical Illiteracy and the Knowledge of God (Part 2) by Toby Jennings

Toby Jennings explores the manifold curse of sin as it relates to biblical illiteracy.
Biblical Illiteracy and the Knowledge of God (Part 2) by Toby Jennings

One may make a formidable case that sin is its own penalty.

In Genesis 3, for example, when Adam and Eve chose to believe the lie rather than the truth—which is the definition of sin—that was evil. From that evil evil resulted. Their turning from life—which ...

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May 15, 2014
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Church Planting Among the Urban Poor by Efrem Smith

President and CEO of World Impact, Efrem Smith, shares his thoughts on church planting among the urban poor.
Church Planting Among the Urban Poor by Efrem Smith

It seems that you can go to just about any inner city in the United States of America and find the same interesting dynamic. Many cities have communities that are considered the most afflicted when it comes to crime, poverty, education, and other areas. These communities ...

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May 8, 2014
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What Doesn't Kill Me by Trip Lee

When the temporary joys of this world are taken from us, we're reminded that Earth is not our home.
What Doesn't Kill Me by Trip Lee

When you're going through a hard time, people don't always know what to say. The result is meaningless clichés or trite attempts to cheer you up. I've always had a problem with cliché phrases—the kind that don't mean anything to the person ...

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May 1, 2014
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Biblical Illiteracy and the Knowledge of God (Part 1) by Toby Jennings

Dr. Toby Jennings expresses his concerns regarding biblical illiteracy and the affect it has on the knowledge of God.
Biblical Illiteracy and the Knowledge of God (Part 1) by Toby Jennings

Recent research estimates that just over half of the American population considers itself Protestant Christian, with just over a quarter being Evangelical Protestant. To what may we attribute such decline?

Undoubtedly, at least one reason is a decline in knowing God, significantly ...

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HOPE International ministry executive and authors Peter Greer and Chris Horst discuss how organizations drift from their original mission in this episode of The Exchange.

Peter Greer is the President and CEO of HOPE International, a Christian faith-based, nonprofit focused on alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through microenterprise development. Chris Horst is the organization's development director. Together they wrote Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches.

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