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Friday Five: Andreas J. KöstenbergerUnderstanding the Holy Week by understanding Scripture

Andreas Köstenberger is senior research professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and author (with Justin Taylor) of The Final Days of Jesus. Today, we ask Andreas about how understanding ...

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The gay and narrow?
I Walk Between (Part 2)I’m gay, a Christian, and in a straight marriage. What does discipleship look like for me?
I Walk Between (Part 2)

Here's Part 2 of a unique story. Today, Aidyn talks about tension and our common, difficult path of discipleship. (Be sure to read Part 1 if you haven't yet. It's necessary context.) -Paul

I've never had to prove my gay-ness to anyone in the gay community, ...

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Ecce links.
Wednesday Link List: Colbert on CBS, Johnny "Herod" Rotten, and Mommy Bloggers Links for what ails you.
Wednesday Link List: Colbert on CBS, Johnny "Herod" Rotten, and Mommy Bloggers

I'm writing this assuming everyone survived the prophetic implications of the blood moon, but maybe the April 15 income tax deadline was a form of judgment.

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The gay and narrow?
I Walk Between (Part 1)I’m gay, a Christian, and in a straight marriage. What does discipleship look like for me?
I Walk Between (Part 1)

Open cultural conversations about sexuality highlight our need to listen well, walk humbly, and skillfully navigate complex stories. Leaders—how good are you at joining a fellow disciple in the tensions of real life? Enjoy and reflect on this candid piece from my good ...

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Open Skye
Friday Five Interview: Skye JethaniMoving beyond a Christianity fueled by fear.
Friday Five Interview: Skye Jethani

Skye Jethani is the executive editor of Leadership Journal, an ordained pastor, and the author of With and Futureville. He co-hosts the weekly Phil Vischer Podcast and speaks regularly at churches, conferences, and colleges.

Today we talk with Skye about cultural engagement, ...

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When I am weak...
The Upside of Failure - "Experts in Weakness"Could your leadership "weaknesses" really be your strengths?
The Upside of Failure - "Experts in Weakness"

Friends - Enjoy this excerpt from PARSE regular Mandy Smith's recent essay for Leadership Journal's April issue on "The Upside of Failure." Be sure to read the full piece here, and check out the full issue on this very timely topic. -Paul

The week I stepped ...

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Wednesday Link List: Bishop of Bling, Fight Church, and MoreBoom shaka-linka
Wednesday Link List: Bishop of Bling, Fight Church, and More

So, if I go to see one of the many faith-focused movies currently running, can I skip church that weekend? While you ponder that, here's this week's link-o-rama:

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