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Feb 19, 2018
McLean Presbyterian, future plans, college

Words of Wisdom for Those Graduating High School and Beyond

God has a plan. He will pursue you. He will use you mightily—just trust him.
Words of Wisdom for Those Graduating High School and Beyond
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Recently, McLean Presbyterian church in Virginia tweeted a question out to several evangelical leaders in preparation for an upcoming weekend youth retreat. Their request: words of wisdom to share with seniors in high school as they prepare to navigate the challenges of life ...

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Feb 14, 2018
marriage, love, valentine's day, romance

Love & Marriage… Go Together Like… A Few Comments on the Covenantal Practice Today

Marriage is a created good, is not a ‘must,’ isn’t easy.
Love & Marriage… Go Together Like… A Few Comments on the Covenantal Practice Today
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Less than a year ago, an article was published in Huffington Post entitled “Is Marriage an Outdated Tradition?” As it seems, the authors answer is: yes.

Sadly, many Americans would agree.

According to a report issued by the Center for Disease Control in March of 2016, ...

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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 5, 2018
evangelism, podcast

Where Do You Find Safety in a World of Chaos? [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
Where Do You Find Safety in a World of Chaos? [Gospel Life Podcast]

Where Do You Find Safety in a World of Chaos?

Laurie Nichols, director of marketing and communications for the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, looks at Proverbs 18:10 as a go-to verse for the times we live in. What does it mean that our God is a safe God as life crumbles ...

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Jan 29, 2018
evangelism, podcast

What Is Your Story? (Part 2) [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
What Is Your Story? (Part 2) [Gospel Life Podcast]

What Is Your Story? (Part 2)

Christina Walker, associate director of academic programs for the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, continues her thoughts on What Is Your Story? from Podcast 40. Part of evangelism is praying for God to bring the right people into your path ...

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Jan 23, 2018
evangelism, podcast

Creating Margins for Conversation [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
Creating Margins for Conversation [Gospel Life Podcast]

Creating Margins for Conversation

John C. Richards, Jr., managing director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, talks to us about the importance of making space in our lives to have important conversations. We must allow ourselves to be interrupted if we are to let ...

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Jan 23, 2018
new book, 20 Truths

20 Truths from Supernatural Power for Everyday People

Jared C. Wilson offers encouragement for experiencing God's extraordinary spirit in our ordinary lives.

1. When we relegate our intentionality with God to a minute fraction of our time, it’s no wonder we feel distant from him during the times we happen to be thinking about him and lack power during all the other times. Whatever we focus most of our conscious time on will ...

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Jan 16, 2018
evangelism, podcast

Sometimes Our First Step in Evangelism Is Not Jumping in with a Gospel Presentation

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
Sometimes Our First Step in Evangelism Is Not Jumping in with a Gospel Presentation

Sometimes Our First Step in Evangelism Is Not Jumping in with a Gospel Presentation

Kerilee Van Schooten, Church Evangelism Research and Ministries Coordinator at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, talks to us about what it means to simply listen and be present when ...

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Jan 9, 2018
evangelism, podcast

The Gospel Life Podcast

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The Gospel Life Podcast

Persevering in Our Love of Others

Karen Swanson, director of the Institute for Prison Ministries of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, shares how we can persevere when living out the gospel in long-term rolls. What do we do when we don’t see the fruit of our labors ...

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Jan 3, 2018
immigrant, migrant

Migrating into God’s Kingdom: A Testimony

In God, there is a unique identity for every immigrant.

I love being an immigrant.

I never thought I would say that but, in retrospect, I would never change what happened to me as a result of crossing the U.S. – Mexico border.

In one sense, the immigrant experience is very simple, really. To be an immigrant is to cross borders ...

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Jan 1, 2018
new year, new year's resolution

The Gospel Turns the ‘Try Harder’ Mentality on Its Head

Our own strength is insufficient to carry us to places of greater faith
The Gospel Turns the ‘Try Harder’ Mentality on Its Head
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It’s that time of year again—New Year’s resolution time, that is. Just as soon as we finish packing up the lights and de-cluttering our houses from all the Christmas cheer, we’ve moved on to our next task: setting goals.

As we reflect on 2017, many of ...

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Dec 28, 2017
prison, freedom, hosea, gomer

My Story: From Prison to Freedom, and What I’ve Learned about the Promise of the Gospel

Formerly incarcerated person pastors church in Orange County

When a publisher asked me, “Why would someone want to read a book written by you?” it took me longer to answer than I expected.

And my answer impacted my faith.

I come from a broken family. I had a long battle with drugs, was kicked out of my house before I was an ...

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Dec 25, 2017
christmas day, christmas, humility

What Christmas Tells Us About the Person and Character of God

So the world will know that hope has come
What Christmas Tells Us About the Person and Character of God
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Today, we celebrate the coming of our Savior and King. Prophets foretold his birth for centuries and, finally, after years of waiting, Christ the Messiah came into the world. The wait for redemption is finally over.

Christmas is a time to celebrate the fulfillment of longings. ...

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Dec 24, 2017
christmas eve, christmas, waiting, anticipation

A Waiting World, the Anticipation of Christmas, and What We Learn About the Love of God

Our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
A Waiting World, the Anticipation of Christmas, and What We Learn About the Love of God
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The first snowfall of the year is an exciting time for those of us living in northern regions of the United States and throughout Canada. Sure, it’s cold. But it really is pretty.

White clouds cover the horizon from highway to hilltop and from them fall millions of frozen ...

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Dec 20, 2017
hospitality, single, divorced, widowed, alone

Opening Your Home (& Heart) to Singles This Holiday Season

Reach out to those who are alone this time of year
Opening Your Home (& Heart) to Singles This Holiday Season
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There is something about this time of year that kindles kindness, generosity, and a general awareness of the needs of others. It’s a time of inspiring hope, belief, joy, and peace.

Growing up, my mother exemplified hospitality. We always had extra seats at our family’s ...

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