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Three Elements of an Explosive Church Planting Movement
Developing better systems to reflect the best in kingdom expansion
You can find the issue I edited—focused on missions—at this link. In that article, I wrote a very long analysis of Methodists and Baptists on the western frontier.
Faith in Russia: What Does It Mean?
Many Russians, be they Orthodox or Evangelical, will understandably view their homeland with affection, loyalty, and patriotism.
That lasted for about a decade. What ensued was a letdown among Russians after many of their enthusiastic and resource-generous Western friends picked up and went home.
Who Brought the Gospel to Korea? Koreans Did.
The spread of the gospel is usually attributed to foreign missionaries, but the story is different on this Asian peninsula.
However, it also produced an elitist culture, resistant to the innovations of the modern world and to possibilities of Christianity, which scholars saw as driving Western development.
Reflections on the Passing of Rev. Billy Graham, One of the Greatest Christian Heroes of Our Time
Ed Stetzer, who holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair at Wheaton College (Billy Graham's alma mater), shares his thoughts.
While attending Wheaton College, Graham became pastor of the United Gospel Tabernacle and later served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Western Springs, Illinois, after which he
Canada’s First Christian Law School Pleads Case to Supreme Court
Evangelicals pray for a win for Trinity Western University—and for religious freedom in general.
Evangelicals pray for a win for Trinity Western University—and for religious freedom in general. International.
Rural Fish Bowl
Pastor Dad needs to be just Dad.
faith, in purity” (1 Tim. 4:12). Tyson Lambertson is the founder and lead pastor of The Rock Church in Western Nebraska. Born and raised in northeastern
20 Truths on The Human Right by Rice Broocks
God's Sovereignty, Justice, and Truth.
Vishal Mangalwadi says, “I call the Bible the soul of Western Civilization because it propelled the development of everything good in the West: its notion of human dignity, human rights
10 Chinese Christians the Western Church Should Know
Meet the men and women who have rooted the gospel message within the Chinese soul.
10 Chinese Christians the Western Church Should Know. Meet the men 8. Wu Baoying (1897–1930) Medical missionary to western China. Born in in
What Persecution Is, and Isn’t, and How to Respond to Open Doors’ 2018 World Watch List
Our misuse of 'persecution' disrespects believers for whom any public reference of their faith could mean death.
What Persecution Is. The persecution of Christians happens more frequently and with greater severity than we'd prefer to imagine in our sheltered western world.
God’s Divine Plan for Muslim Immigrants
Data about how Muslims come to Christ should affect our thinking on immigration.
If we listen to their stories, is it possible to see a pattern? Recent research conducted in Western Europe and North America indicates that it is indeed possible. Free Newsletters.
What Does #MeToo Have to Do with You?
When we tell our stories, we move from the western “I” to the biblical “we.”
When we tell our stories, we move from the western “I” to the biblical “we.” |. Laurie Nichols. Image: pixabay. They have moved from the western “I” into the biblical “we.”.
The Ministry of the DisabledSubscriber Access Only
How Christians with intellectual disabilities are serving churches (not just being served by them).
Modeled after a similar community at Western Seminary in Michigan, Friendship House consists of four apartments, each holding three students and one “friend resident,” usually a 20
Every Woman Wants a Role Model—Someone to Look Up To. Is Mary that Person?
We see in Mary what God wants from all of us: faithful obedience.
it as my story. As a young female living in a 21st century Western context, I wrongly reduced her to 'just' another woman who bore a child. All my life, I
Martha, You Don’t Have to Be MarySubscriber Access Only
In Luke’s famous sister rivalry, Jesus isn’t warning against busyness.
rules. It's customary to express gratitude with a thank-you card or a gift. Even in our casual, Western culture, we still appreciate these social gestures. Or
Rwanda Weeds the Church PlantsSubscriber Access Only
Thousands of churches closed in attempt to curb bad buildings—and bad preaching.
Churches Closed in 2018 2,164 in Northern Province 2,142 in Western Province 1,415 in Eastern Province 1,269 in Southern Province 714 in Kigali Province Source: Rwanda
Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part One)
What oral communication can accomplish in Bible translation projects that print communication alone cannot
Literacy in the Western developing nations surged soon after, especially with the democratization of education. Eventually, Western mission expansion
Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 1)
Call. Context. Commission.
much more stark. At the same time, shifting demographics within the church have fundamentally altered the face of even Western Christianity. I preach
The Power of Polarity
It’s past time the ongoing divide between justice and evangelism was broken down.
The Western mind, by default, seeks resolution of tension, elimination of ambiguity, and distinction in borders. But what if the Western mind is wrong?
Created for Asylum Seekers, Israel Intends to Deport Thousands
40,000 African migrants—many of whom are Christians fleeing Eritrea or Sudan—considered “infiltrators” in need of urgent deportation.
40000 African migrants—many of whom are Christians fleeing Eritrea or Sudan—considered “infiltrators” in need of urgent deportation.
How Freedom Became an American Idol
Once a people view themselves as their own highest authority, whatever they most value becomes their god. And that god will rule their nation.
Think “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Looking at the Western world more broadly, “liberalism” evokes the legacy of the Enlightenment, with its commitments to reason
Top Story April 22, 2018
Willow Creek Promises Investigation Amid New Allegations Against Bill Hybels
Willow Creek Promises Investigation Amid New Allegations Against Bill Hybels
“We are sorry,” elder board says as more women claim misconduct.
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