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Jul 4, 2018
preferences

Four Ways to Put Preferences in Their Proper Place, Part 1

If we are really considering others as more significant than ourselves, then we will not insist on our own preferences.
Four Ways to Put Preferences in Their Proper Place, Part 1
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Everyone has their own personal preferences.

I am an 80’s guy. In fact, I like 80’s music so much so that a worship leader at a church I planted in Tennessee called me “80’s Ed.” But some people prefer music from the 90’s, or music that has ...

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Jun 29, 2018
juvenile justice

Juveniles Stuck in the Justice System: How Can the Church Respond?

YFC JJM stands ready to equip, enable, and empower the local church to make a long-term impact for high-risk teens in local communities.
Juveniles Stuck in the Justice System: How Can the Church Respond?
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“What do you want to do when you grow up?” This is the classic question to young, aspiring, and hope-filled teenagers.

However, for a high-risk young person this question feels foreign, perhaps even outrageous.

For these teens, their focus is on the next 24 hours. ...

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Jun 27, 2018
Evangelism

One-on-One with Nick Hall on Faith in the Next Generation, Part 2

The more we can mobilize our young people, the better.
One-on-One with Nick Hall on Faith in the Next Generation, Part 2
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Ed:Tell us more about Together 2018. What is it, and how can people get involved?

Nick: We believe there's a generation, with 18-20-year-olds at its center, that is experiencing a new movement of Jesus. So, we started to call Together the “Together Generation.” ...

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Jun 22, 2018
prison ministry

Does Your Church Have Enough Samaritans?

Samaria has always been as fruitful a venue for the gospel as it has been a repulsive place for God’s people to initially consider engaging.
Does Your Church Have Enough Samaritans?
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Jesus’ final words on earth are in Acts 1:8: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

I think most churches do reasonably well in equipping ...

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Jun 20, 2018
Evangelism

Stewarding a Gospel Movement in Chicago

We long to see the power of the Holy Spirit energizing the Church.
Stewarding a Gospel Movement in Chicago

I am excited to be a part of a new event, making its debut in Chicago this October, The Gospel and Our Cities: Chicago 2018. This new conference will bring together thought leaders and practitioners on key topics around urban ministry: justice, mercy, faith and work, church ...

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Jun 19, 2018
Rest

One-on-One with Adam Mabry on ‘The Art of Rest’

Rest or Ruined: A conversation with a serial achiever on the importance of rest.
One-on-One with Adam Mabry on ‘The Art of Rest’

Ed: Adam, we’ve known each other for a while, so when I heard that you were writing a book on rest, I was surprised. You’re the embodiment of an East Coast, busy, constantly moving person. How did you end up writing this book?

Adam: Yeah, it made my wife laugh, too. ...

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Jun 16, 2018
gospel

The Gospel in Major City Centers

What does it look like for church leaders in Chicagoland and other large cities to actually seek the peace and prosperity of the city?
The Gospel in Major City Centers
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Chicago has been my home town only for the past four years. I spent most of my adult life in Boston, the San Francisco Bay area, and the Inland Northwest. But perhaps since I grew up in the Midwest (Cleveland, Ohio), somehow Chicago feels even more like home than other places ...

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Jun 14, 2018
Apologetics

What Are Christian Apologetics, and How Do They Relate to the Gospel Anyways?

The greatest apologetic for faith is embedded in the gospel message itself.
What Are Christian Apologetics, and How Do They Relate to the Gospel Anyways?
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Many Christians talk about Christian apologetics. Indeed, the topic is very interesting for Christians on many levels as we seek to gain confidence and assurance for our own faith. And, of course, apologetics also has great value for us as we seek to help seekers and doubters ...

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Jun 11, 2018
Family

Lending Our Voice to Family — It’s More Important than Government

Undocumented immigrants need to still be treated in line with the values of our country.
Lending Our Voice to Family — It’s More Important than Government

If you started your summer vacation early, chances are you missed the story about the 1,500 missing migrant children. Over the past few weeks, countless news agencies led with headlines accusing the U.S. government of losing 1,500 immigrant children. People all over the country ...

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Jun 8, 2018
Missions

A New Equation for Collaboration in Mission

The Great Commission plus the Great Commandment added to a Great Commitment, multiplied by Great Collaborations results in Great Communities
A New Equation for Collaboration in Mission
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The 21st-century church is struggling because we refuse (or even resist) to recognize that the enculturated presuppositions which have birthed our visions and undergirded our strategies are no longer effective. American culture, from Hollywood to Cupertino to Wall Street to ...

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Jun 7, 2018
Evangelism

Moving Our Congregations to More Effective Evangelism

Being a disciple of Christ means doing the work of evangelism.
Moving Our Congregations to More Effective Evangelism
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Too often, people view the connection between discipleship and evangelism in one of two ways: either they inseparably lump them into one category, or one gets relegated to the wastelands of our faith life. If we are honest, usually evangelism gets the short end of the stick. ...

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Jun 6, 2018
diversity

Leading in a Diverse World

Leaders have a unique role to play in creating the environments where diversity can be a benefit rather than a cause for division.
Leading in a Diverse World
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Every day, the world gets a little more connected.

In 2010, about 1.9 billion people were using the internet; just 6 years later that number grew by 60% to 3.2 billion (itu.int).

Despite the efforts from various governments to regulate or censor information shared across the internet, ...

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May 31, 2018
incarceration

The Least of These: Ministry with and to the Incarcerated

It is time for the church to be more engaged in criminal justice reform
The Least of These: Ministry with and to the Incarcerated
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As we think about criminal justice reform, I am reminded of something Jesus said in Matthew 25:40: "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Did what? What exactly was he referring to?

Indeed, he ...

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May 29, 2018
culture

20 Truths from Trevin Wax’s This Is Our Time

Evangelism is not just convincing people the gospel is true but also that it is better.
20 Truths from Trevin Wax’s This Is Our Time

  1. Christians who shine the light of the gospel on the myths of our world do not simply say, “This is right and this is wrong,” but “This is better.” The gospel tells a better story. Yes, the gospel exposes the lies we believe and promote in society, but once our eyes adjust to its brightness, we discover how the gospel also answers our deeper longings in ways that surprise us. Evangelism is not just convincing people the gospel is true but also that it is better. (12)
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May 25, 2018
Faith

20 Truths from Faith Among the Faithless

The life the Bible offers is not one that is safe from the tragedies of the world, but one in which God suffers with us and accompanies us through our hardships.
20 Truths from Faith Among the Faithless

1. Secularism denies real transcendence. It might allow for the possibility of the experience of transcendence, but it must explain it via these material causes: What we call transcendence or religious experience is actually some combination of good hormones and happy neurons ...

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