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An Urgent Call to Every Christian in the USA on Inauguration Day

Here is the urgent call to every Christian in the United States of America on the day of the presidential inauguration: Pray for your new president and vice president.
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Where Did You Go? The Disappearing Church

Where Did You Go? The Disappearing Church - The Church in America experienced a disruption over the past year that it was not prepared to handle. In fact, statistics show that 1 in 3 churchgoers have stopped attending church (in-person or online) since the start of the pandemic.
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Brandon Cox: My Blogging Toolkit – 25 Sites You Should Use

Ready to take your blogging to the next level? Here is my blogging toolkit and what I recommend to others on a regular basis.
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Rehab for the Fault-Finding Addicts We’ve Become

There is a lot of faultfinding in the world these days. The problem with the world, it seems, is other people. Many have given up loving one another for the sake of “othering” one another instead.
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You Are Wonderfully Made

All this to say, Christian, look at yourself as the amazing specimen of the Divine Architect, and praise God for how wonderfully made you are.

How Do We Heal From This?

The impending end of the Trump presidency will not heal the pain, suspicion and acrimony of the past few months. I believe there is only one path to reconciliation and restoration, and it does not involve politicians, elections or courts.
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Bernice King: Love Is the Only Thing That Will Turn Our Nation Around

Dr. Bernice King addressed the crowd at Ebenezer Baptist Church admonishing the nation to follow Christ's example of love.

Ask Yourself These Two Questions Before You Agree to Get Married

Determining someone’s character can be a bit tricky if your brain is a little fogged by infatuation, so I’ve come up with a question that helps singles look at their potential mate with a little more clarity:

2021 Ministry: It’s Time to Break Out an Old-School Piece of Equipment

We can talk all day about the challenges, setbacks and devastation in many ways that Covid has put before us as a people and in our communities.  It has been both a very personal moment to most and a very collective time because of much adversity to seemingly every facet of everyday life.

What Rembrandt Teaches Us About the Gospel

Rembrandt was not a preacher, but he did preach with his paint, and he did proclaim with his brushes. His legacy is one of someone who, in the middle of the storm after losing three children, pointed us to Christ. He still does.

God Also Cares About Your Personal Drama

God is actually deeply involved in the personal details of our lives. He cares about your personal drama too.
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You Need to Break Up With Your Angry Friend

Then I read this Proverb and thought about Twitter as an angry friend. If this “friend” is fueling this type of negativity in my life then it’s not a friend. An angry friend probably has a few redeeming qualities, but this proverb calls us to not befriend a person given to anger. Never. Ever. Period.
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How to Know You Know God

I’m concerned about people who know about God but do not know him. I also feel sympathy for true believers who could enjoy the security of their salvation but are not sure that they know God in a saving way.
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9 Surprises in Worship Services That Made Guests Return

In a recent Twitter survey, I asked respondents to share with me a singular event that impressed them in a church worship service.
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13 Signs People Are Excited to Attend Your Church

I have been attending church for 30+ years and have never seen the level of energy, expectation and excitement that I’ve seen from the tribe at PCC. Let's walk through what I experience at PCC and use it as a template for measuring how excited people are to attend your church.
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5 Things Christians Fear (but Shouldn’t)

Fear and uncertainty are completely normal. Universally speaking, success comes when you push past your reservations, take a risk and run headlong into the unknown. Here are five things Christians fear that might be prohibiting their freedom and effectiveness.
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Commemorating the Service of Single Female Missionaries Over 175 Years

Women educated at the WMU Training Center in Kentucky started community centers in China, Japan and other nations. As women and children attended tutoring programs, exercise gyms and parenting classes, female missionaries developed deep relationships that allowed them to naturally share the gospel.
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To the Women Who Wish Their Husbands Were Spiritual Leaders

To the Women Who Wish Their Husbands Were Spiritual Leaders - You look at him and see apathy. Laziness. It makes you sad, but mostly it makes you angry. You can see so clearly what he needs to be doing. Why won’t he just do it?
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Televised Sports, Church Gatherings, and Some Good News

If you read articles or opinion pieces on why televised sports has declined in the pandemic, you will see a plethora of reasons offered as potential culprits.
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The Poverty of the Prosperity Gospel

When it comes to my view of the prosperity gospel, the Book of Job has both shaken me and shaped me.

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