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Take the #Oneadaychallenge in May!

Will you take the #OneADayChallenge in May (or whenever you read this)? Go for a full month of faith sharing the Good News of Jesus and watch how it will strengthen your faith, soften your heart and open your eyes.
George Whitefield

Was George Whitefield a Christian?

The following is an expansion of a lecture delivered to Midwestern Seminary students on the recent New England Study Tour at the Old South...
online church events

Online Church Events Are Here to Stay – 3 Keys to Success

The entire world is figuring out how to work more online, and while some of us have been leading online church events for ten plus years, many churches are experiencing this new online reality for the first time.
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The Beloved Church Coffee Hour May Soon Return as COVID-19 Fades

People don’t come to the coffee hour just for a cup of joe; they want human connection, something many people have missed during the pandemic.

Jen Hatmaker and the Made-to-Order Gospel

While Jen Hatmaker self-identifies as a Christian leader, her interpretations of Scripture, statistics, and studies seem rooted in a worldview that opposes biblical Christianity.
new members class

What I Teach at Our New Members Class

Every new members class should communicate three key points about your church: information, doctrine and expectations.
rend the heavens

Oh God, Rend the Heavens and Heal Our Crippled Churches and Dying Nation

If we are to expect God to heal the crippled church and our dying nation, we must pray like Isaiah, “Oh God, rend the heavens and come down” (Isaiah 64:1).

The God Who Bleeds

The God Who Bleeds - Jesus is not a theological quandary, but a man who, at one point in our timeline, yet forever, was/is pinned to a tree, accursed.
prayer request

When You Say You’ll Pray After a Prayer Request

We often say "I'll pray for you"—as a common and almost automatic response we give without even thinking. But then we go on our way and forget the prayer request altogether.
new age Christians

New Age Christians and the Danger They Don’t Know They’re In

So-called new age Christians often don't realize the danger they're in. It's a demonic, other-worldy danger.
Skipping Church

The Worst Consequence of Skipping Church

The first sin of skipping church is the sin of failing to love others.

I Never Expected to Doubt

I had been experiencing doubt about God’s existence and the Christianity I had believed to be true my whole life. But until that moment, I didn’t realize how deeply that doubt had wrapped itself around my mind.

3 Times Jesus Modeled How to Treat Sinners

"We need both gentleness and holy truth."
bloom where you're planted

Is Bloom Where You’re Planted Advice From the Bible or Grandma?

"Bloom where you're planted" has the folksy appeal of Grandma’s loving advice. Its origins going back to a common French saying from the 16th century. But is it in the Bible?
mental health challenges

Can Someone Be Spiritually Healthy and Still Experience Mental Health Challenges?

“Can someone (a) embrace the gospel, (b) practice spiritual disciplines, display (c) personal devotion and (d) devout character, and (e) have a robust theology and still experience mental health challenges?”
politically divisive

3 Ways We Should Live in a Politically Divisive Time

The good news is that we are not the only Christians to live in a politically divisive time, so thankfully we can learn from those who have gone before us.
planting churches

5 Essential Ingredients for Planting Churches

Growing larger isn’t the most beautiful part of our story. It’s that we’ve managed to spread out and multiply by planting churches.
second chance

The Church Must Be a Place of the Second Chance … Starting with Returning...

In a culture so focused on dismissing people who have made mistakes, the Church has an opportunity to reflect something very different—forgiveness and second chances.
connect with God

9 Ways to Connect With God

This week we’re celebrating a new release of Sacred Pathways: Nine Ways to Connect with God. It has a new cover and a new section that explores the pathways in light of the increasing focus on the Enneagram.
criminal record

Christians Should Change How They Talk About People With a Criminal Record

Language changes culture, and culture changes law, not the other way around. And if we as Christians don’t change the culture, who will? There are 1 in 3 adults with a criminal record in the United States today facing untold obstacles to a second chance after paying their debt to society.

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PBS’ Billy Graham Documentary Captures Preacher’s Pull and Ambition

How did Billy Graham become the most famous evangelist in America? Does he deserve blame for paving the way for the religious right? How should we see his place in America's political and spiritual history? The PBS series “American Experience” explores these questions in a fascinating documentary.

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