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Abounding Love: My Life with Chronic Illness
A decade of deep suffering has led me to ask a lot of hard questions.
However, the hope offered to the chronically ill through Christ's self-giving love runs far deeper than merely physical healing in this life. Merely physically healing!
Compelled to Share: Do You Have a Urgency to See Others Know the Love of Jesus?
I couldn’t not share of this great love I had just encountered because I couldn’t bear the thought of anyone else feeling like I had.
Gospel in a Complex World. We are giving away 25 tickets to those who feel like they need a kickstart when it comes to gospel sharing. If that's you, simply
Five Decisions that Helped Turn Around My Small Town Church
I believe your small town church can grow; I believe this because I’m living it.
areas. We've seen hundreds of people experience salvation and take their next step through baptism. We've seen our giving increase tenfold. And we
God Is Not a God of Second Chances: The Church & Formerly Incarcerated Persons
If we really believe in the transformation of the gospel—that any life can be saved and changed—we cannot say to someone, “You are not welcome here.”
They were repentant and went on to be faithful servants of God. But is it really God giving them a second chance to make good choices, and if they mess up again, he is done with them?
Giving God the (Olympic) Glory: Christian Athletes to Watch in PyeongChang
These athletes walked with God along the arduous road to the Olympics.
Giving God the (Olympic) Glory: Christian Athletes to Watch in PyeongChang. These athletes walked with God along the arduous road to the Olympics.
Is Your Church Really Focused on Evangelism? Maybe Not.
For pastors, avoiding the topic of evangelism cannot become the default choice.
Francis never said that. But nevertheless, I believe it's misguided a lot of Christians, giving them the impression that actions are holier or of higher value than words.
The Values-Driven Leader: A Mosaic of 3 Tiles
What can you do to keep your organization on mission?
1:3; Heb. 11:3), through the pre-eminent Son (John 1:3), and by the life-giving Spirit (Ps. 104:30). This triune pattern of creation gives shape to our leadership:
C.S. Lewis, Evangelism, and Cultural Engagement
Although Lewis was not always comfortable in the role of an evangelist, he was true to this task and regarded it as a necessary one.
Lewis believed this and, therefore, evangelism was as important to his own spiritual disciplines as daily prayer, Bible study, church attendance, and sacrificial giving to meet the needs
Secrets of Effective GivingSubscriber Access Only
Here's when and how you can best help the poor.
Secrets of Effective Giving. Here's when and how you can best help the poor. Bruce Wydick| November 27, 2017. Image: Stuart Fisher. R Alms-Giving. Alms
Jane the Uber Driver, and How God Uses Ordinary Events for Extraordinary Purposes
I recently had a good conversation with an Uber driver who is using her platform to share Jesus with others.
Sometimes, it might be me leading them through the process of giving their hearts to Christ, but other times, it's just giving them a smile or a word of encouragement.
This Week, Speak the Name of Andrew Brunson, A Persecuted Brother in Turkey
Please join us in standing with Brunson’s family and home church in lifting the name of Andrew Brunson to the God he serves.
“I know that God's grace is sustaining me, even when I do not feel that grace, and I know that the prayers of God's people are surrounding me and giving strength.
The Only Bright Spot in American Giving
Research highlights radical giving of poor and unpaid labor of women.
The Only Bright Spot in American Giving. Research highlights radical giving of poor and unpaid labor of women. Nothing really beats giving alongside others and talking about it.
Here’s Where Evangelicals Are Giving the Most and Least
For Giving Tuesday, ECFA analyzes the finances of 1,800 ministries.
Here's Where Evangelicals Are Giving the Most and Least. Research. Here's Where Evangelicals Are Giving the Most and Least. For Giving
Why #GivingTuesday Donations Could Drop Dramatically Next Year
Evangelical leaders warn of ‘devastating’ impact of GOP tax plan on the charitable deduction.
Evangelical leaders warn of 'devastating' impact of GOP tax plan on the charitable deduction.
God in Suffering: Our Response to Too Many School Shootings
God hasn't left our students or abandoned our nation's education system
grossly problematic. Laws are far-reaching and giving people—teachers and students—the ability to honestly express convictions matters. But even
The Legacy of a Leader
All of us as leaders will leave behind our legacy someday
My legacy. We were a church that was over 100 years old and had experienced a season of decline. The church was struggling with attendance, retention, and giving.
One-on-One with Brian Stiller on the World Evangelical Alliance
Ed Stetzer talks with Brian Stiller about World Evangelical Alliance important happenings.
ministry or an agency active in one or more countries, you open a window through which the Spirit activates you with increased awareness, concern, prayerfulness, and giving.
Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day
Why our family is celebrating Advent this year.
Between all the gift giving, cookie baking, and party hosting, it can be difficult to find time to breathe, let alone reflect. My kids, like most, appreciate the gift giving and receiving.
One on One with Dino Senesi on Sending Well: A Field Guide to Great Church Planter Coaching
Every planter needs a coach because every planter needs a lot of help.
their lives. Church planter coaches provide a walk-beside relationship to planters, giving a unique voice of listening, caring, and encouraging. A coach
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Responses to our December issue.
The article on effective giving was very enlightening, motivating, and hopeful. There is a huge difference between our parochialism in giving patterns and the parable of the talents.
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Paige Patterson Out After Southwestern Trustees Vote
Paige Patterson Out After Southwestern Trustees Vote
Decision follows Southern Baptist leader’s apology to women for past comments.
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