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Jul 21, 2018
Beauty

One-on-One with R. York Moore on ‘Do Something Beautiful: The Story of Everything and a Guide to Your Place in It’

Jesus does not merely change our world––He changes the world.
One-on-One with R. York Moore on ‘Do Something Beautiful: The Story of Everything and a Guide to Your Place in It’
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Ed: What is ‘the story of everything?’

York: I’ve intentionally written the book to be accessible to ‘nons’ and anti-churched readers. So many great Christian books will never be read by those who need them most because we speak in coded, theocentric ...

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Jul 18, 2018
Faith

The Big Conversation: A Q&A with Justin Brierley on Engaging Intellectual Thinkers around Issues of Faith

By modeling good conversations about faith between people on both sides of the debate, we can hopefully improve the discourse globally.
The Big Conversation: A Q&A with Justin Brierley on Engaging Intellectual Thinkers around Issues of Faith
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Ed: So what exactly is The Big Conversation?

Justin: The Big Conversation is a 6-episode video debate series in which I sit down with some of the biggest intellectual thinkers from the atheist and Christian world to debate some of life’s biggest questions.

It began with ...

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Jul 7, 2018
Singing

One-on-One with Keith Getty on Congregational Singing in the Global Church

The very act of congregational worship is a symbol of unity

Ed: Where do your ideas come from when you write?

Keith Getty: What a wonderful question. Two things, and both are related to my Irish upbringing. First, my musical childhood was church music, classical music, and whatever influences of Irish “folk” music I imbibed. ...

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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 26, 2018
Evangelism

One-on-One with Nick Hall on Faith in the Next Generation, Part 1

God has been stirring and the church has been uniting.
One-on-One with Nick Hall on Faith in the Next Generation, Part 1
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Ed: Nick, tell me a little bit about what you’ve been doing lately.

Nick Hall: For the last several years, we’ve been in the middle of a city-wide movement in the Twin Cities. Churches and leaders have been coming together across the Twin Cities. We've been meeting ...

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Jun 23, 2018
change

One-on-One with Caleb Kaltenbach on ‘God of Tomorrow’

Our current and future circumstances don’t negate God’s power, plan, or promises.
One-on-One with Caleb Kaltenbach on ‘God of Tomorrow’

Ed: A lot of believers feel like everything is changing, often for the worst. Why do you think there is so much fear?

Caleb: We’re usually afraid of circumstances and people that we don’t understand or cause us feel out of control. Fear launches us into uncertainty ...

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Jun 21, 2018
interview

One-on-One with Pastor Choco DeJesus on ‘Move into More: Limitless Surprises of a Faithful God’

We settle for less because there is a challenge that comes with seeking more.
One-on-One with Pastor Choco DeJesus on ‘Move into More: Limitless Surprises of a Faithful God’

Ed: When you write about being marked by God for more, what kind of more are we talking about here?

Pastor Choco: The more that I'm talking about is not materialism. The more I'm talking about is what the Bible says in Corinthians that eyes have not seen, ear have not ...

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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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May 21, 2018
Rural ministry

One-on-One with Karl Vaters on ‘Small Church Essentials’

Instead of striving for church growth, I encourage churches and pastors to work on increasing their capacity for effective ministry.
One-on-One with Karl Vaters on ‘Small Church Essentials’

Ed: How did you come to write Small Church Essentials?

Karl: Small churches are, by far, the most common expression of the gathered body of Christ. But they are highly undervalued and grossly under-resourced. I know because I’ve been pastoring in small churches for most ...

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May 15, 2018
Evangelism

One-On-One with Matt Mikalatos on Good News for a Change

If gospel really means “good news,” we shouldn’t be surprised that most people will be delighted to talk about it.
One-On-One with Matt Mikalatos on Good News for a Change

One-On-One with Matt Mikalatos on Good News for a Change

Ed: You start your new evangelism book, Good News for a Change, by suggesting we’ve forgotten that gospel means “good news.” Why is that?Matt: Once when I was in college, a complete stranger knocked on ...

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May 12, 2018
productivity

One-on-One with Matt Perman on ‘How to Get Unstuck’

By doing our work more effectively for Christ’s sake, we participate with God in his work to renew all things.
One-on-One with Matt Perman on ‘How to Get Unstuck’

One-on-One with Matt Perman on ‘How to Get Unstuck’

Ed: There are many books on productivity, but you write that your book “is about getting unstuck so that you can accomplish God’s purposes more effectively.” Why did you take this focus?

Matt: You ...

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May 11, 2018
Billy Graham

One-on-One with Lon Allison on Billy Graham and Cancer

Together we can reach the world.
One-on-One with Lon Allison on Billy Graham and Cancer

One-on-One with Lon Allison on Billy Graham and Cancer

Ed: Not too long ago you were diagnosed with an aggressive liver cancer and have been receiving treatment. How has this impacted your faith and the way you view God?

Lon: I really didn’t know how my faith would be impacted ...

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May 3, 2018
Babylon Bee

One-on-One with Adam Ford on ‘How to Be a Perfect Christian’

The idea behind the book is to use satire to magnify aspects of Christian living in order to get a better look at them.
One-on-One with Adam Ford on ‘How to Be a Perfect Christian’

Ed: Why did you decide to write a Babylon Bee book?

Adam: We knew a book was a natural extension of what we were doing. I had our head writer Kyle out to stay with me for a weekend last year, and, among other goals of the visit, we had it in mind to narrow our book ideas down ...

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Feb 15, 2018
Stoneman Shooting, Church United, Prayer Vigil

Shootings, Grace, and the Gospel: An Interview with Pastor Eddie Bevill of Parkridge Church on the Parkland Shooting

Parkridge Church met in the high school for 7 years—now they're hosting a vigil for those killed in the shooting.
Shootings, Grace, and the Gospel: An Interview with Pastor Eddie Bevill of Parkridge Church on the Parkland Shooting
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Another tragedy has struck our nation, this time at a high school in Parkland, Florida. According to reports, it’s one of the nation’s deadliest attacks at a high school. My heart dropped when I heard the news yesterday. Another community, and more families, wrecked ...

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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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