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May 19, 2015

5 Dangers of Tribalism by Ryan Huguley

There’s an ever-growing number of tribes in the Church. Denominations, coalitions, and networks all serve as tribes within the Tribe of Christian faith. These tribes we participate in each play a vital role in connecting us to one another and catalyzing us for mission. But despite their many benefits, our tribalism is not without inherent dangers.

May 19, 2015

When Self-Awareness Matures Into Self-Forgetfulness by Michael Kelley

By God’s grace, hopefully we are moving in the direction where we know ourselves more and yet think of ourselves less.

May 18, 2015

Made Much Of to Make Much Of by Staff

God in Christ certainly does make much of us. But not because we are lovely. Because Christ is.

May 18, 2015

The Dangers of Pastoral Entrepreneurship by Matt Svoboda

A spirit of professionalism is still a danger to pastor ministry, but I think we are seeing a new wave: a spirit of entrepreneurship.

May 18, 2015

In the Morning, You Shall See the Glory of the Lord by Nick Murray

Each week, when we move from the text of the Bible to the table of the Lord, we remember our Israelite heritage and the way in which God has yet again set the table for us. And just like Israel, when we gather together to worship the risen Christ, reminding ourselves of the gospel by taking the Lord’s Supper, we shall see the glory of the LORD.

May 18, 2015

Precious and Very Great Promises by Garrett Kell

Christians are people who live on promises. We grow by promises. We are sustained by promises. We please God by trusting His promises.

May 18, 2015

The Gospel On A Houseboat by Jason G. Duesing

In this missionary context where daily they see a lost world, the pursuit of sin and error, it is easy to forget that we who are in Christ, were once just as lost.

May 17, 2015

Gold: A Meditation on Matthew 7:12 by Reid Monaghan

The Word of God shapes both how we wish to be treated and how we would treat others. The Golden Rule both engages the moral imagination in specific circumstances and is grounded firmly in the Word of God.

May 17, 2015

How To Stay Healthy in Ministry by Won S. Kwak

Without question, church planting and pastoral ministry demand a faithful “pouring out as a drink offering” self-sacrificing life of commitment to God and His people. However, this call to pastoral ministry does not mean we should live a life of self-neglect for the sake of Christ.

May 17, 2015

Bearing Fruit in a World That Hates You by Brandon Shields

After reading several dozen church planting manuals over the past few years, I’ve yet to see one with a chapter entitled, “Don’t freak out, they’re just gonna hate you.”