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Itching Ears. Clement of Alexandria was fed up with the Sophists—the self-proclaimed wise teachers of the second century. He said they were enslaved to pleasures and chose to disbelieve; they laughed at the truth which is worthy of all reverence. They were “babbling away in their own jargon…greater chatterers than turtle-doves; scratching and tickling…the ears of those... Photo of Kenny BolesKenny Boles
Getting Found in the Shuffle I remember hearing stories of missionaries who would pack a coffin as they got on a boat and went across the sea, not knowing if they were going to come back. They’d send letters that would take months to arrive and hear back on. But the world has changed. Now we can travel anywhere on... Photo of Antonio CruzAntonio Cruz
What a Lousy Dad Still Got Right (And We Can Too!) Editor’s Note: Father’s Day is this Sunday, and we would like to encourage the dads that, even in the midst of our imperfections, the Bible teaches us how to grow in our intentionality. By God’s grace, we can get this crucial step right . . . David was a good shepherd. He was a good... Photo of Daniel McCoyDaniel McCoy
Having Anxiety? Remember the Sabbath. And after the fire came a gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:12). It’s strange that I find myself drawn to water, considering that I almost drowned when I was five. I was exploring a field with my brother, took a false step, and found myself in another dimension: air was replaced by water, warmth with cold,... Photo of Luke GrayLuke Gray
Free Love (Reflections on Lukianoff & Haidt’s The Coddling of the American Mind – Part 3 of 3) “We must picture hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives with the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters I saw the above quote recently on Twitter along with the hashtag #academia. To... Photo of Chad RagsdaleChad Ragsdale
Book Review: Can Science Explain Everything by John Lennox John C. Lennox’s new book (released 2019) Can Science Explain Every Thing offers the Christian a power-packed apologetic punch in a short 125 pages. Highly accessible and easy to understand, this brief introductory apologetic work is an incredible asset for those just starting to venture into the world of apologetics, and a must read for... Photo of Jon SherwoodJon Sherwood
Would Jesus and the Apostles Use Online Marketing? As both a church leader (atxtribe.org) and a marketer (thirddrive.co/me), I have some perspective on both the importance of the impactful biblical teaching and the power of that teaching being amplified through well-implemented media strategy. Every week I speak to people who show up because they found us online. We baptize people whose first impression... Photo of Christian Ray FloresChristian Ray Flores
4 Righteous Responses to Evil (and Which Ones Are in Our Job Description) “If I try and bend that far . . .” Tevye is a Hebrew milkman in czarist Russia with a snappy wife, five daughters, and very little money. We meet him in the delightful musical Fiddler on the Roof, where he explains that being a Jew in Russia is as precarious as trying to fiddle... Photo of Daniel McCoyDaniel McCoy
3 Healthy Ways to Handle Ministry Pressure Serving in ministry full-time, part-time, or even as a volunteer can be a daunting task. Constantly developing sermon series, teaching materials, leading or participating in staff meetings, board meetings, small group meetings (well, you get the idea). Not to mention dealing with numerous issues within the church. The litany of problems laid at your feet... Photo of Damien CharleyPhoto of Christina Charley
3 Truths about Fishing for People When Jesus spoke about His mission to His earliest followers, He said it this way to them in Matthew 4:19: “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men” (ESV). For nearly 2000 years, that text has been read or quoted at one time or another in churches all across the globe. Millions of... Photo of Stan RoddaStan Rodda
6 Keys to a Culture of Evangelism Since its launch in 1982, Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV), in Phoenix, Arizona, has had one consistent mission: win people to Christ, train believers to become disciples, and send disciples to impact the world. In 2018, CCV baptized 3,729 people. CCV’s culture of evangelism and disciple-making exists in large part because of the staff... Photo of Reggie RiceReggie Rice
It’s OK Not to Be OK: A Q&A on Mental Health and Following Jesus *Note from editor: May was Mental Health Awareness Month. To close out May, we thought it appropriate to feature this interview by one of our contributors, Emily Andrews. A graduate student in clinical mental health, Rachel Stewart is passionate about the intersection of counseling/therapy and Christianity. She is currently working towards her final course in... Photo of Emily AndrewsEmily Andrews
Harding Commencement Address (Part 2) We make disciples. Or we’re only singing half-tones. It really is that simple. Of course, this begs the question of what we mean when we say “disciple.” As you must already know, everyone has their own definition of discipleship; the word is confidently used by every church from the Episcopalians to the United Pentecostal Council... Photo of David YoungDavid Young
Comparing New Testament Interpretations with the Church Fathers Just a few months ago, I (Bobby) was a part of a meeting where national church leaders discussed/debated the essential definition of church (the subject of “minimum ecclesiology”). After all, if we are going to plant churches together, then we need to have a shared definition of a church. One of the leaders stated that... Photo of John HarrisPhoto of Bobby HarringtonPhoto of Jim Putman
Discover It: Cultivating a Disciple-Making Culture (Part 2) Imagine for a moment that we have an entire group of football players wearing a jersey and standing on the field, but who have very little knowledge of how to actually play the game. They know some of the language but have no idea how to work together as a team, execute the most basic... Photo of Brandon GuindonBrandon Guindon
Your Worth as a Disciple Maker We stopped off to pick up a couple of things. Walking inside, our children scattered in different directions. My husband, Paul, stayed by my side as I gathered what I needed. By the time we made our way to the gift wrap aisle, children were buzzing around us once again. Our youngest was quiet. At... Photo of Joanne KraftJoanne Kraft
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