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The First Female Evangelists
Mary Magdalene and the woman at the well couldn’t help but share their good news. We each have our notions about who is and who is not an evangelist. People like Billy Graham, who filled arenas, come to mind. Or perhaps we think of the person who first shared the gospel with us. Bold people....
Respect and Humility: A Close Encounter with Those of Another Faith
People are drawn to Jesus with our actions—that is, when we are not condescending and arrogant. A few weeks ago, I was outside doing yard work. Seemingly out of nowhere, two ladies appeared in front of my garage. One of them quickly said, “We were going to knock at your door, but...
Our Exchange Team Is Amazing: The People Behind the Exchange
When I write something on The Exchange, someone else has almost always helped. I read a tweet recently from Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, commenting on our new data, but also on my work output. He wrote: "Side note I am starting to believe @edstetzer is the name of a collective rather than an...
We're Equipping the Church to Address Sexual Violence and Harassment
Next month, join Beth Moore, Max Lucado, Eugene Cho, and others as we begin to address #MeToo and #ChurchToo in our congregations. Churches have struggled with how to address sexual abuse, harassment, and more. Many leaders, attendees, and pastors alike find themselves living in the aftermath of...
God Has a Plan for Your Life. But You Can't Find It Alone.
How community helps us discern our callings. When the Emmy Awards honored Fred Rogers with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997, he did something that took everyone in the room off guard. The beloved public television star (and ordained Presbyterian minister) refused to make the moment about...
God's Generous Return Policy
We are obsessed with making progress, but the Bible reminds us it is often important to go back. Returning does not resonate in 2018. Who wants to come back to something? We would rather push forward no matter what the cost, reach new heights, or at the least be a few steps farther along than...
James MacDonald: Why Suing Is Sometimes the Biblical Choice
1 Corinthians 6:1-9 does not apply to every situation. What could possibly possess a Bible church to file a lawsuit against three outspoken critics of their ministry? Harvest Bible Chapel has not strayed from its 30-year commitment to the unapologetic preaching of God’s Word, nor have we...
Do Methodists Have a Case Against Jeff Sessions?
Though the denomination is the least likely in the US to administer church discipline, critical voices have been swirling around its highest-ranking politician. Earlier this week, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interrupted by a Methodist minister in a clerical collar who shouted verses...
Finding Light in Darkness: The Myanmar Tragedy
Darkness, in its many intimidating and frightening modes, is not the final word. As I walked among the glistening gold-plated stupas of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma), it was hard to believe that just miles north, a genocide took place masterminded by the...
Rumors of AI Wars: Where Google and the Bible Agree
An understanding of human dignity and responsibility belongs in the development of artificial intelligence for military uses. Recently, Google hit the pause button on a military artificial intelligence project amidst thorny ethical questions raised by its own employees. Increasingly in new drone...
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