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Making Missions Count: How a Major Database Tracked Thailand’s Church-Planting RevivalSubscriber Access Only
A movement in Southeast Asia shows how real-time reporting is building Great Commission connections.
Making Missions Count: How a Major Database Tracked Thailand's Church-Planting Revival. It's is the fastest-growing church movement in the country's history.
US Catholics Now as Concerned About Persecution as Climate Change or Refugees
But more than a third incorrectly believe Christians suffer less than half of world’s religious freedom violations.
violations. Jayson Casper. March 22, 2019 10:16 AM. Image: Chris McGrath / Getty Images. The roof of a destroyed church in Qaraqosh, Iraq. American
Britain Uses Violent Bible Verses to Deny Iranian Convert Asylum
Latest example of immigration officials deploying Scripture to keep former Muslims out of UK comes as Church of England adds an official Farsi liturgy due to demand.
Latest example of immigration officials deploying Scripture to keep former Muslims out of UK comes as Church of England adds an official Farsi liturgy... International.
Announcing the Launch of the Global Diaspora Institute
The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College has partnered with the Global Diaspora Network to launch the Institute.
March 22, 2019Church Planting, Missiology. Announcing the Launch of the Global Diaspora Institute. Dr. Zaki L. Zaki, Senior Pastor of the Roselle United Methodist Church; Rev.
Preoccupied with Love: One-on-One with CJ Rhodes
“Unbelievers needs to see that we care for them, not just their postmortem souls but all of who they are as fallen image-bearers of God.”
Helm Baptist Church in Jackson, will be talking about 'One Family: A Gospel that Reconciles.' Below, I speak with CJ about his thoughts on evangelism today.
Five Churches that Shouldn’t Reproduce
There is legitimate reason to caution against a universal plea toward blind reproduction.
There is a growing awakening to the need of a multiplying church movement within North America, as the best—and likely only—means to bring the gospel within proximity to those who
China Tells Christianity To Be More Chinese
Is this a case of government oppression or the Chinese church coming into its own? How to understand “sinicization.”
Is this a case of government oppression or the Chinese church coming into its own? How to understand “sinicization.”. International.
Retirement for Those Who Can’t
Do Christian understandings of work and aging accommodate those who can’t afford to leave their jobs behind?
Amy Ziettlow, pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Decatur, Illinois, and author, with Naomi Cahn, of Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss, joined theology
Pastors and Power: Part 4
What Does It Look Like to Embody Gospel-Shaped Power?
In this final post, I want to address practical ways pastors and church leaders can properly and biblically use power to help foster healthy churches and communities.
Churches That Play Together Stay Together
Pastors report the congregational gains of letting loose as a body.
The same can be said of the church family. From softball leagues to book clubs, jazz ensembles to craft nights, churches that play together seem to stay
The Church Growth Gap: The Big Get Bigger While the Small Get Smaller
The US congregations most likely to grow are the 10 percent that already have more than 250 worshipers.
Research. The Church Growth Gap: The Big Get Bigger While the Small Get Smaller. The US congregations most 25 percent). Church conversions. The lack
Power and Pastors: Part 1
Recovering A Biblical Understanding of Power
Church leaders—women in particular—are gaining a prophetic platform to call out injustices and abuses, both inside and outside the church, that have long been ignored, covered up
How Should Christians Respond to Christchurch Mosque Massacre?
Eleven evangelical experts weigh in as death toll of New Zealand Muslims hits 50.
Eleven evangelical experts weigh in as death toll of New Zealand Muslims hits 50.
ECFA Suspends Harvest Bible Chapel’s Accreditation
Under James MacDonald, Chicago-area megachurch may have been in “serious violation” of 4 out of 7 stewardship standards, says Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
“During the indefinite suspension, the church may not represent that they are an For example, the church has repeatedly used money donated for one purpose to fulfill other purposes.
This Church Mother Comforted the Grieving with Scientific Thinking
Macrina’s famous brothers approved the words in the Nicene Creed: ‘maker of all things visible and invisible.’ But she explained why it matters.
This Church Mother Comforted the Grieving with Scientific Thinking. Macrina's York. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics and a leader in the local church in York.
LifeWay to Close All 170 Christian Stores
The nation’s biggest Christian retail chain ends its brick-and-mortar operations.
A few years ago, Rainer suggested LifeWay would focus on local church partnerships and shift toward becoming a community gathering place to offer an experience beyond the
Why We Need a Church Planting Manifesto
The Send Institute has formulated a manifesto to serve as a rallying point for God’s church to effectively honor him in his kingdom advance.
The Send Institute has formulated a manifesto to serve as a rallying point for God's church to effectively honor him in his kingdom advance. Why We Need a Church Planting Manifesto.
The Church Made Vagina Sculptures Long Before Nadia Bolz-Weber
But early Christian yonic art symbolized baptism, not free sex.
Opinion | Sexuality. The Church Made Vagina Sculptures Long Before Nadia Bolz-Weber. But early Christian yonic art symbolized baptism, not free sex. The church has you covered.
Cinema of God: Muslims Memorialize AugustineSubscriber Access Only
North African nations bring church father to the silver screen.
Cinema of God: Muslims Memorialize Augustine. North African nations bring church father to the silver screen. Jayson Casper| March 15, 2019. Image
More Church Signs!
We are getting back into the groove of posting some good church signs.
March 2, 2019Culture, Humor. More Church Signs! We are getting back into the groove of posting some good church signs. Ed More Church Signs! We
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America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
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