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Church Renewal: Becoming The Gospel

For churches seeking a minister, a common theme seems to be the question of how to evangelize and grow as a church. Some churches realize this question is bigger than any simple answer while others seem as though the church just needs a minister who is good at starting new programs. 706 more words

Missions And Ministry

Calling All Christians: The Warning of "God's Not Dead 2"

“I’d rather stand with God and be judged by the world, than stand with the world and be judged by God.” – Grace Wesley, God’s Not Dead 2…

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Christianity

Baptism: What Are We Missing?

Sadly, the teaching and practice of baptism is a conflicted issue among Christians. Talk to ten different churches in any community and one will certainly hear at least several different views, if not more, expressed about baptism. 1,359 more words

Scripture

Reclaiming The Way of Jesus

As you know, Christianity began as a very counter-cultural movement of Jesus followers. As communities of believers, these disciples gave total allegiance to Jesus and proclaimed him, who was crucified, as the resurrected Lord and Messiah. 722 more words

Kingdom Of God

Easter: The Day After and The Days To Come

I stopped in the store yesterday afternoon to pick up a few groceries and walked by what remains of the Easter candy. All the candy was marked down. 776 more words

Scripture

Palm Sunday: A Familiar Story?

This Sunday, as winter gives way to spring, this Sunday is Palm Sunday. For Christians, per the Christian calendar, it is that time when we anticipate Jesus entering into Jerusalem to lay his life down. 596 more words

Scripture

Church In An Age of Angry Politics

I grew up in LaPorte, Indiana, a small working-class town an hour from Chicago. The picture to the left of downtown is looking west to the courthouse. 1,073 more words

Kingdom Of God