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Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Christian Doctor Who Heals Rape Victims
Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege is on a crusade for women’s dignity. A Christian gynecologist who has dedicated his career to caring for victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been awarded a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Denis Mukwege, nicknamed “Dr. Miracle”...
Making Peace with Change
Transition is part of God's original design. So is his peace in the midst of it. We’ve been shopping for a new home. It’s tiring and exciting, a roller coaster of emotion for all of us. My young son, for example, is sentimental about every tiny imperfection in our 90-year-old house....
Making Peace with Change
Transition is part of God's original design. So is his peace in the midst of it. We’ve been shopping for a new home. It’s tiring and exciting, a roller coaster of emotion for all of us. My young son, for example, is sentimental about every tiny imperfection in our 90-year-old house....
Renewing Your Church: The (Sometimes) Slow and Detailed Process of Revitalization
Turning a country-club-style church into a church on a mission. Today I am glad to welcome William Sikes, Pastor at Loch Arbor Baptist Church (SBC) located in North East Louisiana. In 2014, I accepted a call to pastor at my current church after serving two years as interim and five years as...
How a Confederate Memorial Became a Multiracial Worship Site
A two-year partnership of hundreds of Atlanta pastors brought the church together at an unlikely destination. Could more cities follow their lead? Rising 825 feet over the skyline of Atlanta, Stone Mountain is the most-visited destination in the state of Georgia. On its north face, a carving...
Consider the Stem Cell: A Biology Instructor's Reflection on Calling
There are more than biological principles inside cells. When I lecture, I can’t help but feel like I’m a pastor giving a sermon. I stand behind a podium, lecture notes and book at hand, with PowerPoint slides behind me and a congregation of students in front of me. While I...
One-on-One with CJ Davison on Sharing the Gospel in America and Intentional Relationships
"Make every expression of ministry relationally driven and every relationship ministry focused." Ed: How long have you been involved in Lausanne International and what is your current role? CJ: I first got involved with Lausanne at the end of 2015, helping with prayer on the planning team for...
The Metrics of Mission: How to Count What Counts
Five examples of kingdom behaviors that should be quantified. Numbers can be deceptive. Everyone knows that. Bigger doesn’t equal better. Often, it is much worse. Strength is no indicator of spiritual significance. In fact, weakness is the biblical meta-narrative. More is not always the...
How the Church Becomes a Community of Holiness
Imitating Christ is not just an individual concern but a corporate affair. “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you,” says Paul to the young church in Corinth. “And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning … ? Your...
China Bans Zion, Beijing’s Biggest House Church
Shut down after Sunday services, influential congregation had refused orders to install government surveillance cameras. Beijing authorities threatened to close Zion Church last month after the 1,500-member congregation, one of the Chinese capital’s largest house churches, refused to...
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