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Creation, Christians, and the Deadlock Myth

Whoops! There it is again—another commentator implying that we have been trapped in an endless deadlock over evolution and creation. It’s just not true, as… 750 more words


How Lent Can Help You Reconcile Your Faith and Doubt

Even though Lent is a spiritually attentive time of year, for thinking people, this season of preparation for Easter can also remind us of the unanswered questions we have about faith. 349 more words

The Future of Evangelicals and the LGBT Community

(Also see my four-part post “Why I Welcome Those Who Are Gay”.)

This weekend, I will interview two people in One Church who have important experiences to share regarding Christians and the gay community. 368 more words


Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church

Hemant Mehta and Rachel Held Evans on CNN

Do you agree that the church in America is becoming more known for what it is against? 27 more words


Why It's Difficult to Leave Fundamentalism (Part 2 of 3)

In my previous post, I wrote that fundamentalist churches have two central claims that make it difficult for their members (or ex-members) to consider any view of the Christian faith other than fundamentalism: 401 more words


Is Church Planting Declining in America?

The owner of a portable church equipment company told me recently that he is seeing a sharp decline in church planting.

He said that 80% of his clients are now megachurches starting multisite campuses. 16 more words


Launch: Prayer and Fasting Final Update

One Church and our partners devoted 30 days to prayer and fasting in December. We prayed that God would draw people to One Church who need our mission and values, and we prayed that One Church will be faithful to our call. 93 more words

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