The Home, A Way for Mission

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We live in the most connected time in world history yet societally we are as isolated as we have ever been. We are connected through Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, Pinterest, Instagram, GroupMe, texting and whatever else some bored Ivy League student creates next week. 222 million adults in the U.S….

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Stay forth church planter!

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I meet new church nearly planters every week. The number one thing I sense in church planters is restlessness. Our culture is knee deep in the rising waters of restlessness, and it has led us down the raging river of discontent. Even as ministers of the great gospel of grace…

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Anomaly Leadership

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There is a contradictory statement about leadership that people often use:”Change is normal.” The statement represents the way that we seek to deal with the anomalies of life. In both places that I work it seems to be a motto we live by. At LifeWay we have gone through a…

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Be the Church

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I spent my first few years as a pastor at a really large church near Chicago. I will be forever grateful to the staff I worked with during those years. My life, character and theology were shaped in profound ways during that time, and yet I still wondered; was this…

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The Watered Down Gospel

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The Conversion Corruption What if I told you that Jesus never asked us to win converts? What if I said that of all the commands of Scripture, getting people to accept Jesus isn’t one of them? What if I suggested that getting people to believe in Jesus or even to…

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