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A New Equation for Collaboration in Mission
The Great Commission plus the Great Commandment added to a Great Commitment, multiplied by Great Collaborations results in Great Communities The 21st-century church is struggling because we refuse (or even resist) to recognize that the enculturated presuppositions which have birthed our visions...
Patterson Withdraws from SBC Annual Meeting
Decision will avoid a distracting showdown on first day of Southern Baptist delegates’ Dallas gathering. Paige Patterson will no longer preach an honorary sermon at the annual meeting of America’s largest Protestant denomination this month. The figurehead of the Southern Baptist...
The Case for Electing Beth Moore as President of the Southern Baptist Convention
Despite two strong candidates, if ever there were a time for a woman at the helm of the SBC, it’d be now. When Trayvon Martin was shot and killed because he simply looked “suspicious,” initiated by the fact that Zimmerman viewed him as “suspicious” and chose to pursue...
Time for Some Fun: Saturday Church Sign Humor
Who says Christians aren't funny? Check out some of these signs. Thanks, @pulleykeith! Thanks, @therealJRDay! Thanks, @GuyofHorses! Also, in June, I am speaking at a number of events. Join me if you are available! Disaster Ministry Conference – June 23, 2018 Amplify Conference – June...
For Black Evangelicals, How Does Masterpiece Cakeshop Compare to Jim Crow?
Four views on why African American Christians have mixed feelings about the Supreme Court’s first ruling on refusing services for same-sex weddings. Recent legal attempts to balance religious freedom with LGBT anti-discrimination efforts have been compared to the push for racial equality...
Lending Our Voice to Family — It’s More Important than Government
Undocumented immigrants need to still be treated in line with the values of our country. If you started your summer vacation early, chances are you missed the story about the 1,500 missing migrant children. Over the past few weeks, countless news agencies led with headlines accusing the U.S....
‘Vicar of Baghdad’ Cleared of Paying ISIS to Redeem Yazidi Sex Slaves
Case of Andrew White exposes hazards of charity work in a war zone. Andrew White, best known as the former vicar of Baghdad, Iraq, has been cleared of criminal charges for allegedly paying Islamic State terrorists to redeem Yazidi sex slaves. “For one year I have been under police...
Stop Apologizing for Apologetics
But it might be time for it to grow up. In an episode of the second season of the Netflix series Stranger Things, the four junior-high heroes of the hit series dress up as characters from Ghostbusters for Halloween. In their ghost-fighting jumpsuits with blasting packs on their back, they...
One-on-One with Brian Dembowczyk on ‘Cornerstones’
Cornerstones is a discipleship tool for parents to use with their children and an approachable systematic theology book for parents. Ed: What is the basic premise of Cornerstones? Brian:Cornerstones is a pair of books—one for children and the other for parents—that covers the basic...
Scotland’s Evangelical Island Gets Its First Mosque
Why supporting Muslims on the Isle of Lewis is mere Christianity. Despite its size and location, the Isle of Lewis off the northwest coast of Scotland occasionally makes national news in the United Kingdom because of its conservative religious practices—including the strict observance of...
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