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Feb 12, 2018
evangelism, podcast

What’s So Unique about Christianity? A Short Apologetic [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
What’s So Unique about Christianity? A Short Apologetic [Gospel Life Podcast]

What’s So Unique about Christianity? A Short Apologetic

Jerry Root, professor of evangelism at Wheaton College and director of the Evangelism Initiative at the Billy Graham Center, talks about the major world religions and what makes Christianity different. How can we fix ...

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Feb 12, 2018
perfection, millenial, evangelism, insecurity

The Critical Role of Name-Calling in Our Witness: You Are ‘Beloved’

Perfectionism is just chronic insecurity in disguise.
The Critical Role of Name-Calling in Our Witness: You Are ‘Beloved’
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Before the advent of social media, many in the previous generation used their parents’ basements to start rock bands and Fortune 500 companies that would go on to rock the world. The late Steve Jobs started Apple in his parents’ garage in 1987. Apple is now the most ...

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Feb 10, 2018
Ukraine, symphony, widows, orphans

The Unexpected: A Ministry to Widows in the Ukraine

The Kiev Symphony Orchestra cares for widows and orphans.
The Unexpected: A Ministry to Widows in the Ukraine

Wes Jansen and I walked the empty Saturday morning streets of Kiev, turned down Shevchenko Street and into the National Arts building, heading up to the fourth floor. The door opened and we stepped into a room of some 250 women. Most seemed older than my 75 years, but I learned ...

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Feb 9, 2018
church planting, missiology, send institute, best practices

Why We Need a Missiological Edge in Church Planting

Bigger and better AND deeper and further
Why We Need a Missiological Edge in Church Planting
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North American church planting has grown up a lot since I first planted in 1988 as a 20-year-old who grew a beard to look older.

You’ll often hear those of us who planted churches 30 years ago lament to church planters today about how little we had in terms of resources ...

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Feb 8, 2018
small church, mission, book

Getting Small Churches on Mission (Part 2)

Three ways smaller churches can serve their communities
Getting Small Churches on Mission (Part 2)
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Numerically, smaller churches dominate U.S. life. They should also be key parts of the mission.

There is much benefit, therefore, in identifying various ways that smaller churches can reach their communities and beyond for Christ. This chapter will identify and briefly expound ...

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Feb 7, 2018
theology, podcast

Studying the Bible in the Ancient Languages [Theology for Life]

Dr. Graves is Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College.
Studying the Bible in the Ancient Languages [Theology for Life]

Studying the Bible in the Ancient Languages

In this episode of Theology for Life, Ed and Lynn discuss with Dr. Michael Graves why studying the Bible in the original languages can help our understanding and appreciation of Scripture. Instead of being archaic, the richness of the ...

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Feb 7, 2018
book, church planting, coaching

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.
One on One with Dino Senesi on Sending Well: A Field Guide to Great Church Planter Coaching
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Ed Stetzer: Share a little about your experience with church planting and church planter coaching.

Dino Senesi: My journey with church planting began in New Orleans in the late 1980s. The church I pastored at the time was in a more urban location and God gave us the opportunity ...

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