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Mar 22, 2018
Evangelism

Empathy & Evangelism

Empathizing with others leads to greater effectiveness in evangelism.
Empathy & Evangelism
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In his bestselling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey explains that empathy is a key to effectiveness. He exhorts us to “seek first to understand, then to be understood.” It’s so easy to jump right into the point that we want to ...

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Mar 20, 2018
evangelism

What Does Community Have to Do with Our Evangelism, Anyways? [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
What Does Community Have to Do with Our Evangelism, Anyways? [Gospel Life Podcast]
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What Does Community Have to Do with Our Evangelism, Anyways?

Daniel Yang, Director of the Send Institute for Church Planting at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, talks about our first impression of evangelism and the mission of the local church. We are to naturally ...

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Mar 16, 2018
St. Patrick's Day

Changing Direction – Reflections on the Chicago River at St. Patrick’s Day

When we follow Jesus, we do what the Chicago River did in 1900: we change direction.
Changing Direction – Reflections on the Chicago River at St. Patrick’s Day
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My husband and I live in downtown Chicago. Since I work at Wheaton College, people often ask, “Why don’t you live in the suburbs? Isn’t it a hassle to commute every day?” And from those who live in another state and only know the city fromknow the city ...

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Mar 9, 2018
evangelism, Billy Graham

Do You Really Care about Evangelism? If So, You Need To Do More Than Pray

Prayer is the starting point, not the endpoint, of our journey in helping people from darkness to light.
Do You Really Care about Evangelism? If So, You Need To Do More Than Pray
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We are likely all familiar with Jonah, who was a prophet of the Lord.

Jonah lived during a time of relative prosperity for the nation of Israel; however, there was, of course, some trouble brought on by a certain city: Nineveh. As the capital of the Assyrian empire, Nineveh and ...

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Mar 8, 2018
Discernment

Doors and Broken Handles: Discerning Where God Wants Us to Go

How do we know when a door is really shut? How hard should we pull?
Doors and Broken Handles: Discerning Where God Wants Us to Go
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I drive a minivan during the winter in Chicagoland. Last week, on a sleet-filled day in the grocery parking lot, I pulled the sliding door handle. In dismay, I found that the door was frozen shut. This was the third time this month this had happened. So I tried harder. And harder. ...

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Mar 7, 2018
evangelism

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.
Jane the Uber Driver, and How God Uses Ordinary Events for Extraordinary Purposes
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Ed: How did you get into Uber driving?

Jane: I got into Uber driving because my kids encouraged me to pick up a temporary job to make a little extra money as I am in real estate and things are a little slow right now. They thought that because I love to drive and I love being ...

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Mar 6, 2018
Billy Graham

Hero Making: The Story of One Man Who Invested in Billy Graham, Changing the Course of His Ministry

All of us can and should look for people to invest our time, efforts, and energy in.
Hero Making: The Story of One Man Who Invested in Billy Graham, Changing the Course of His Ministry
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Many people have been talking about Rev. Billy Graham since his passing on February 21, 2018, and appropriately so. Having attended his funeral and hosted the radio coverage on many networks, I spent much time brushing up on Billy Graham history to share as color commentary ...

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Mar 2, 2018
Evangelism

Three Types of Evangelistic Contexts: Contact, Context, and Friendship

Few things are more enjoyable than being in partnership with the God of the universe.
Three Types of Evangelistic Contexts: Contact, Context, and Friendship
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Over the years, I have noticed at least three different kinds of evangelistic contexts we may encounter when engaging in personal evangelism. Of course, if there are three types of contexts, there may be 33; but for the purposes of this article, let’s look at these three. ...

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Feb 28, 2018
Billy Graham

Preparing for Rev. Billy Graham’s Memorial Service, and Reflecting on His Love for Our Hurting World

Truly effective evangelism is a matter of friendship, mentorship, and unconditional love.
Preparing for Rev. Billy Graham’s Memorial Service, and Reflecting on His Love for Our Hurting World
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Nearly a week after Rev. Billy Graham’s death, so many around our world are still mourning. Closed-casket viewings will take place in Graham’s childhood home on the grounds of the Billy Graham Library where the Billy Graham Association is expecting long lines and ...

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Feb 26, 2018
evangelism

How Do We Respond When Someone Mocks Us For Our Faith? [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
How Do We Respond When Someone Mocks Us For Our Faith? [Gospel Life Podcast]

How Do We Respond When Someone Mocks Us For Our Faith?

Today, Karen Swanson, Director of the Institute for Prison Ministries at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, talks about how it feels when people mock you or make fun of you because of your faith in Jesus. How do ...

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Feb 21, 2018

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.
Reflections on the Passing of Rev. Billy Graham, One of the Greatest Christian Heroes of Our Time
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Two hundred million people. That’s the number of people that Rev. Billy Graham is thought to have preached the gospel to during his years of active ministry. This doesn’t include those who heard via radio or film. Millions have come to faith in Christ as a result ...

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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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