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Apr 28, 2015

The Missional Calvin by Staff

Calvin so believed in the importance of the everyday activities of Christian life and mission that he had a strange but telling practice in Geneva . . .

Apr 28, 2015

"Judge Not" is Not a Shield to Hide Behind by Casey Lewis

It is not uncommon to hear people say things like: “Aren’t we all sinners? What gives you the right to make moral judgments about someone else? Isn’t that God’s job?”

Apr 28, 2015

Putting the Poison Label Back On by Staff

During the last few years we have been putting a mild label on sin.

Apr 28, 2015

Church Growth Methodologies Are Beside the Point by Staff

Our goal is not to grow churches, but to make disciples.

Apr 28, 2015

How To Choose a Seminary

Ten Things to Investigate as You Seek God's Will

If you’ve sensed God’s call on your life to Christian ministry, then one of the most crucial decisions you’ll need to make is where – not if – you’ll receive training for ministry. Whatever your situation, your first step needs to be to commit the next season of your life to getting theologically equipped to do ministry effectively and long-term.

Apr 28, 2015

Mapping a Pastoral Call, Part One

Desire

Men who are called to the pastoral office want to be there. They feel it in their bones. "God made me for this, and this is what I will do by his grace." Calling to the ministry doesn't exist apart from a desire to do that work.

Apr 28, 2015

Why We Need a Gospel-Centered, Missional Church by Joel Lindsey

Sadly, because of its inability, and often unwillingness, to adapt to its surroundings, the church lost its point of contact with culture, and with that, its voice and influence. Thus the need for a gospel-centered missional church. But what is a gospel-centered, missional church?

Apr 28, 2015

Shticky Church by J.A. Medders

The Church of the crucified and risen Lord Jesus is filled and fueled by resurrection power—so, why do we turn to gimmicks and get-growth-quick schemes?

Apr 27, 2015

Fanny Crosby Wishes She Was Born Blind by Staff

"Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I was born blind?" said the poet.

Apr 27, 2015

4 Barriers to Community by Darrin Patrick

If you want to be known, served, and celebrated in community, you'll need to be challenged by that community. And that community will help you live the life you've always wanted.