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Church-Planting Shifts, Part Three: Preparing Our People for Witness

How do we prepare the mission force for the mission field? Read Part One, The Launch, and Part Two, From Nominal to Secular. In the past few weeks, I have talked about some recent church-planting shifts that I have noticed, both through...Show More Summary

Why We Need ‘Useless’ People

Babies with Down syndrome are aborted all over the world for being ‘a burden to society.’ Here’s how we can advocate for them. My daughter Penny is in the fifth grade. She just went away for the weekend with her best friend and her family for the first time. Show More Summary

Proverbs 21

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John Perkins: I Wish I Had Done More to Help Poor White People

An excerpt from ‘Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win.’ W hen my family and a team from our ministry moved to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1972, we purchased several buildings, including a rundown house in one of the roughest and poorest neighborhoods in town. Show More Summary

C. S. Lewis’s Greatest Hits

C. S. Lewis certainly belongs in any list of the Top 10 Christian writers of the 20th Century, but for many his thoughts are more easily digested in sound bites rather than the reading of complete works. I was a little surprised when, with 2017’s season of Lent well underway I was offered an opportunity […]

ERLC Defends Russell Moore, Who Apologizes for His Role in Trump Divide

SBC agency says Moore's job requires 'speaking prophetically both to our culture and to our Convention.' Russell Moore was just doing his job, according to his agency’s governing board. But the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty...Show More Summary

Photo Bombed Skit Guys

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Russia’s Plan to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses Puts Evangelicals in a Tight Spot

Group gives Protestants competition for souls, but also an ally on religious freedom. Jehovah’s Witnesses have never held much clout in Russia, where the Orthodox Church dominates both the religious and political landscape. But a government...Show More Summary

Missionaries Dreamed Of This Muslim Moment. Trump’s Travel Ban May End It.

Why American evangelicals see Islam so differently. While federal judges and lawyers argue over whether President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on travel amounts to a “Muslim ban,” evangelical experts on Muslim missions express...Show More Summary

30 Day Infusions to Be Better Followers of Christ

30 days and four essential practices I have said it many times, “The local church can be like a black hole!” Don’t get me wrong. I love the local church, I am a pastor, and I believe that God’s people (both gathered and scattered) are...Show More Summary

Proverbs 20

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