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It Doesn’t Matter If the Coronavirus Whistleblower Was a Christian
There’s little evidence of his faith. The church has something to learn from his life anyway. On February 7, the internet realm was jammed with news of the death of the Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang, and the whole network was filled with a strong feeling of sadness. There were rumors late last...
Developing Leaders in a Brain Drain Community: Demographic Realities & Church Leadership Roles
Identifying, equipping, and releasing leaders is critical to church health and growth. Every church on a mission to make disciples and represent Christ must keep leadership development as a priority. Identifying, equipping, and releasing leaders is critical to church health and growth. While...
Coronavirus Fears Mean We Need More Communion, Not Less
A pastor and former CDC medical officer considers the outbreak’s real threats to churches. “Should we cancel or change the way we serve Communion?” The question arose in our weekly staff meeting. Fear from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak consumed the hearts of our pastors. Our...
Southern Baptists Disfellowship Church Over Abuse for the First Time
But victim advocates say the denomination hasn’t gone far enough. The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has disfellowshipped a west Texas congregation that knowingly employs a registered sex offender as pastor, the first church to lose its ties with the denomination amid a heightened push to...
Evangelism Formation: Three Major Challenges to Our Evangelism Today
As we enter into 2020, challenges to evangelism continue to rise. We need to face them to help us prioritize the spread of the gospel. As we enter 2020, we must continually confront challenges to evangelism to prioritize the spread of the gospel. The first significant challenge to evangelism...
Why the Current Loneliness Epidemic Is a Historical Gospel Opportunity
At the center of the universe is a community. It is out and for that relationship you and I were created and redeemed. It turns out that community is the trinity. In 2018, a national survey exploring the impact of loneliness revealed that this condition is now at epidemic levels in the United...
Want Your Kids to Stay Christian? Double Down on Home Discipleship
Data suggests that what you do with your free time affects your family’s long-term spiritual formation. The novel coronavirus now dubbed COVID-19 has struck fear around Asia and the world. As many as 760 million people in China have been quarantined, and perhaps 110 million are barred from...
Holy Land Experience Lays Off Workers
Florida theme park to focus on Bible museum. A Christian-oriented theme park in central Florida that describes itself as "bringing the Bible to life" is laying off most of its workers. The Holy Land Experience last week filed notice with the city of Orlando and state officials...
Bryan Stevenson Wants to Liberate People from the Lie That Their Life Doesn’t Matter
The author of the book behind the new film ‘Just Mercy’ shows the church a way forward.
The Good Place Finds Meaning in the End
What Christians might take away from a godless but moral imagining of the afterlife (and after-afterlife).
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