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What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
Signature Aspects of the Gospel. Are certain aspects of the gospel emphasized more in the US than in their country of origin? Different Types of Resistance to the Gospel.
Comparison Is Stealing Your Joy
Five practical tips to fight back
hand. And Peter's last recorded words to Jesus in the Gospel of John are, “Lord, what about him?” after hearing an unsettling word about his own future.
Changing the Conversation about Holiness
Jess Connolly on calling, co-leading a church, and challenging people to be more in awe of God
releases today. She and her husband, Nick, co-lead Gospel Community, a four-year-old church plant of 150 in Charleston, South Carolina. As many
From Performer to Pastor
An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love
From Performer to Pastor. An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: Provided by CeCe Love. 0; tweet; email; print.
Sabbath Is More than Rest
Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more.
in practicing Sabbath. As a new believer, I took the Ten Commandments as gospel and thought a lot about what it means to keep it holy. For me, that
Wanted: New Church Methods for New Church People
Changing the world with the Gospel of Jesus is less likely to happen using traditional methods with every passing year.
Changing the world with the Gospel of Jesus is less likely to happen using traditional methods with every passing year. Innovative MinistryOctober 12
Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
interpretations or understandings of critical terms (eg, traditionally common words and phrases that are defined differently by the user, such as “team,” “missional,” “gospel,” or “authority
Reflections On My Last Conversation With David Mainse (1936–2017)
David Mainse was an innovator who used whatever technology would help him reach the greatest number of people for Jesus.
Jesus. Innovation For The Sake Of The Gospel. The other. His eyes lit up as he shared his latest ideas about communicating the gospel in new ways. Most
Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
They get sidetracked by good issues that become their priority rather than the gospel and the task of making disciples. Do we need greater clarity on the nature of the gospel?
The Resurrection: Good News vs Fake News (An Easter Sermon Idea)
The first challenge to the truth of the gospel wasn’t a competing idea or argument. It was the planting of a fake news story.
The first challenge to the truth of the gospel wasn't a competing idea or argument. It was the planting of a fake news story. The Gospel Is Good News. Christianity is an event-based faith.
Outreach and Evangelism: What Works Today?
When traditional outreach misses the audience and "evangelism" becomes a dirty word, how can we share the Good News?
“We need to learn to address the gospel differently than we have, in ways our displaced culture can understand.” —Matt Brown. Tell: Inviting People Into the Gospel Story.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
"For too long, many of us have parsed social engagement out of gospel proclamation. But we must proclaim and demonstrate that the gospel is about
How to Serve Your City When You Aren’t a Megachurch
Our resources are limited, but that hasn’t stopped us.
Random acts of kindness are wonderful, but I envisioned our church becoming an indispensable partner in the community through compassion and gospel proclamation.
Preaching Paradox and the Paradox of Preaching
Dangling questions can be more powerful than trite answers.
paradox. In our passion to simplify the gospel, we nullify its power. illustrations. I made the gospel digestible to an increasingly biblically illiterate church.
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel? Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists. When we share