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The Center of Christianity Has Shifted: 6 Shifts

July 28th, 2021 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

The decline of Christianity in the West has been met with a rise in Christianity in the global South and East. Ministers from other countries are coming to the United States to teach us principles they have learned in multiplying movements. I heard of this possibility a few years ago but I had no idea […]

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Can You Articulate the Gospel?

July 11th, 2021 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

In the comments below – articulate the Gospel. Take as much space as you want to fully explain what you believe the good news about Jesus entails. Second, write a briefer/twitter version of what the gospel is. Third, give some feedback on how easy or difficult it was to write what you wrote. Thanks!

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Our Gospel/Evangelism Problem

July 10th, 2021 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The more I learn about evangelism the more I see we have a gospel problem. This problem is on a number of fronts: 1 – It has become culturally unacceptable to share faith – it communicates that you have a way of life that is better than what someone else has chosen. 2 – The […]

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How Cultural Shifts Affect Our Biblical Understanding

July 1st, 2021 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I was reading through the New American Standard the other day and noticed that in some cases they had made a shift to more gender neutral verbiage when referring to groups of people that were male and female. The idea is that when the Bible says “men” or “he/him” in general instructions that it can […]

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Thriving on Negativity and Chaos

June 6th, 2021 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

My training started out in clinical psychology. And that means you are always trying to figure out what is wrong with people and systems. For years, I really struggled with negativity and looking for problems…dwelling on difficult things. Someone would tell me good news and I could instantly think of a way it could go […]

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Pray Specifically

May 13th, 2021 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

We have seen over and over that when we pray specific prayers, God answers in specific ways. When you pray a specific prayer and you see the specific answer, it is a lot easier to credit God. If you pray generic prayers it is harder to pinpoint the answer. God may or may not have […]

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Rejecting Christian Nationalism

May 10th, 2021 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

What has become more and more apparent over the last 10-20 years is that Christian nationalism is a massive gospel compromise that must be addressed. There are appropriate reactions and responses to blending the Christian faith with the nation…then there are overreactions as well. One of the overreactions I have seen is that a lot […]

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A Message To The Young Men Out There

April 17th, 2021 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

We live in a world where no one is allowed to be okay…all in the name of making sure everyone is okay. Something is supposed to upset you all the time…and what is supposed to upset you the most young man, is you. You are upsetting, so they say. The message is that you are […]

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How Funerals Skewed Our View of Death & Resurrection

April 1st, 2021 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Having preached a fair number of funerals there are a few objectives for most preachers preaching a funeral: 1 – Honor the life of the deceased2 – Comfort the family and friends3 – Reflect the wishes of the deceased and family Now, that second one is well intended but often results in the construction and […]

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Vision, Intention and Means (VIM) – Boldly Pursuing God’s Vision

March 29th, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Dallas Willard often emphasized VIM – Vision, Intention and Means. You can find this in his book Renovation of the Heart in chapter 5. He said that Christians must have “the vision of life in the kingdom”, “the intention to be a kingdom person” and “seeking out and applying to means to that end” (of […]

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