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Apr 28, 2016
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Evangelism or “Elevator Pitch”?

The offer of salvation isn't a sales pitch.
Evangelism or “Elevator Pitch”?

What's the distinction between evangelism and an elevator pitch? If you look at how we actually do evangelism, can you see a real difference in practice?

Is it true most methods of evangelism are little more than elevator pitches? Do you recoil at the suggestion? Most people ...

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Apr 14, 2016
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Make Peace

The Christian's best option is love.
Make Peace

Christians and Muslims in America have an image problem. The rest of the world sees us as intolerant, belligerent, prideful, nationalistic, and extremist. As the daughter of Christian and Muslim parents, I feel like a kid stuck in a bad marriage, trying to salvage my parent’s ...

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Apr 7, 2016
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In God We Trust

Do we really think about what "God" Americans trust?
In God We Trust

Is God really real and if so, do we trust Him? That’s a great individual question and it’s a question being actively debated in the culture over the motto “In God We Trust.”

On the one hand there are those who want to see "In God We Trust" removed ...

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Mar 31, 2016
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It Starts With "Shukran"

Perhaps learning a new language is your next discipleship move.
It Starts With "Shukran"

"I'd like a green tea, please."

The cashier swiped my card as her co-worker put the ingredients into my cup, snapped on the lid, and handed it over the counter without much eye contact; she had already turned to tend to the next customer.

"Shukran!"

She ...

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Mar 24, 2016
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Stepping Off the Plantation

Adrian Crawford examines various angles of racial pressure.
Stepping Off the Plantation

As an African-American pastor of a multi-cultural church, the topic of race and reconciliation is often brought up. I’ve found myself grappling with how to discuss this topic as I often minister to, befriend and work with people of all backgrounds. I’ve wondered ...

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Mar 17, 2016
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Confessions of a Middle-Aged White Woman: 5 Leadership Lessons on the Way to Diversity

Cru leader Cas Monaco shares her journey to racial understanding.
Confessions of a Middle-Aged White Woman: 5 Leadership Lessons on the Way to Diversity

I don’t remember thinking much about race or ethnicity throughout most of my life as a leader. If the topic of diversity happened to surface in ministry settings, my response was generally the same, “Of course everyone is welcome, no matter their color or background. ...

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Mar 10, 2016
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Living in the Fullness of Salvation

We should never forget the present reality of salvation.
Living in the Fullness of Salvation

This past week a colleague asked a number of us exactly what the “fullness of salvation” means. This came after she shared an incredibly powerful image of the salvific work of Christ. Imagine that you are locked inside your bathroom, with no hope of escaping except ...

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Mar 3, 2016
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Parenting in a New Day of Presidential Politics

Amy Whitfield notes how politics has changed in the last two decades
Parenting in a New Day of Presidential Politics

In 1988, I turned twelve. It was an exciting time to watch democracy in action, and it opened up a new world for me. That was the year George Herbert Walker Bush won the road to the White House and became the 41st President of the United States.

A daughter of the Reagan era, ...

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Feb 25, 2016
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Viewing Black Lives Matter, Part 4

D.A. Horton looks at Black Lives Matter missiologically
Viewing Black Lives Matter, Part 4

In the final installment of my missiological assessment of the #BlackLivesMatter movement humbly, I’d like to put on the table a plan for Evangelicals to consider as a way forward regarding all that’s been addressed the three previous weeks. The plan I’m introducing ...

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Feb 18, 2016
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Viewing Black Lives Matter, Part 3

To understand Black Lives Matter one should remember history
Viewing Black Lives Matter, Part 3

At this point in the conversation Evangelicals should recognize the reality of saying “Black Lives Matter” doesn’t equate an endorsement or the holistic embracing of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Last week I concluded my analysis of the #BlackLivesMatter ...

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Feb 4, 2016
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Viewing Black Lives Matter—Part 1

D.A. Horton examines Evangelicals in co-belligerence with the Black Lives Matter movement
Viewing Black Lives Matter—Part 1

Introduction

On December 31, 2015 InterVarsity released a statement regarding their decision to be co-belligerents with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Christians in America seemed to be split over their decision.

While viewing the back and forth I sensed a need for Christians ...

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Jan 28, 2016
Interview

That Great Teacher: What We Learn From Insecurity

Insecurity teaches us by revealing where we are not surrendered to God
That Great Teacher: What We Learn From Insecurity

A few weeks ago I sat on the couch, opposite my husband, as we shared our dreams for the future. He is a pastor and I am a writer, two vocations that walk well together, hand-in-hand. We talked about ministry, calling, and vision. We hashed out our plans, our successes, our ...

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Jan 14, 2016
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Incubation: Multiplication by Addition (Part 2)

Ray Chang shares part two of his series on how established churches can assist church plants.
Incubation: Multiplication by Addition (Part 2)

In my previous article, we examined the problem facing so many church planters, planting without much support. How can we minimize the causality of church planting? How can we salvage the dreams of young pastors wanting to establish a beachhead for God’s kingdom only ...

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Jan 7, 2016
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Incubation: Multiplication by Addition (Part 1)

Ray Chang stops by to share about how churches may come alongside church planters to support them in their work.
Incubation: Multiplication by Addition (Part 1)

Several months ago, we launched our first church planter cohort.[1] Seven church planters sat around tables, each one sharing his vision for launching a new church. As each planter shared his background and story, I began to hear a common theme around these church planters. ...

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Dec 17, 2015
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Border Crossing: Five Habits of Incarnational Giving

There are plenty of reasons we justify NOT giving, but there are just as many reason to give generously anyway.
Border Crossing: Five Habits of Incarnational Giving

Ever felt excited about giving a gift to people in need, only to have your generous spirit squashed by a barrage of cautions? I have.

Don’t just throw money at the problem. Don’t give without accountability or sustainability. Don’t create dependency. Don’t ...

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