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Give 'Em Hell

Give 'Em HellSubscriber Access Only

A comedian talks about why we've neglected a serious doctrine.
The Gift of Work

The Gift of WorkSubscriber Access Only

How I've learned to see my day job as more than just a way to pay the bills.
To Keep Dreaming

To Keep DreamingSubscriber Access Only

A pastor's questions for a veteran evangelist.
Rehearing the Good News for the Poor

Rehearing the Good News for the PoorSubscriber Access Only

How can a rich church like mine rediscover the power of the gospel?
Amy Sherman: Secular Jobs Don't Make Second-Class Christians

Amy Sherman: Secular Jobs Don't Make Second-Class Christians

The way we talk about the workplace can determine the way we disciple our congregation.
Seven Lies Christians Tell

Seven Lies Christians Tell

We mean well, but is the truth really on our lips when we evangelize?
Going to Samaria

Going to Samaria

How Jesus called me (and you) to embrace society's outcasts.
Holy, But Not Homogenous

Holy, But Not Homogenous

Jesus saves us from sin, not from our diverse cultures.
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Our editors have compiled our best on Missional topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

Defining Missional

The word is everywhere, but where did it come from and what does it really mean?
Why THIS?
What it means to be "missional," and why it's so important.
Missional Shift or Drift?

Missional Shift or Drift?

Research shows that pastors' views of the gospel and mission are changing. But should we celebrate or repent?
Why THIS?
700 evangelical pastors were asked to assess how their perceptions of the gospel and mission had changed in the last decade. The results show a clear shift in attitudes and beliefs.
Dangers of Missionalism

Dangers of Missionalism

Even the best causes can become cold, prideful, and all-consuming.
Why THIS?
Gordon MacDonald defines missionalism as the belief that the worth of one's life is determined by the achievement of a grand objective, cautioning leaders against being consumed by an otherwise worthy cause.
Missional: Possible

Missional: Possible

Steps to transform a consumer church into a missional church.
Why THIS?
Want your church to be more "missional"? This article reveals what leaders need to do to make it happen.
An Efficient Gospel?

An Efficient Gospel?

The modern world was inclined toward reduction, efficiency, and things you can count.
Why THIS?
Tim Keel identifies what's missing from an oversimplified gospel message, including the reality that salvation starts now.
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The Sanctified Brain

The Sanctified Brain

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