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Does Your Church Reach Folks Who Don’t Look Like You?

Over the past decade, New York City has grown rapidly. In 2008, the population was 7.9 million; today, it’s 8.6 million. The city has about 6,000 …

Evangelical Christianity

Federal court protects liberty, life in Texas case

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Religion

How to Be a Faithful Missionary - International Mission Board

Too often, missionaries are depicted as Super Christians. That’s unfortunate—not only for missionaries but for those who are considering becoming …

Theology

Jesus More Than Likes You

Christian, God takes pleasure in you.<p>It’s such a simple claim, but such a difficult thing to believe, isn’t it? Especially when it seems nobody else …

Southern Baptist

Let the Children Worship in Church

We pulled into our driveway exhausted. Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, but this morning felt like anything but. It was tiring not because of …

Evangelical Christianity

A Sober Warning from the Earliest Christians

When I was a kid, my family once watched a movie that included vivid scenes of persecution against the earliest Christians. I remember lying awake at …

Faith

Baby Boomers Are Returning to Church

The rebellious generation may become the religious generation.Baby boomers, those born between the years 1946 to 1964, are becoming more involved in …

Demographics

Evil, Suffering and Evidence for God

Sunday, July 15, 2018<p>By Mikel Del Rosario<p>On November 13, 2015, coordinated terrorist attacks rocked Paris, France: A shooting rampage, explosions, …

What Do the Lyrics of “a Mighty Fortress” Mean? - The Gospel Coalition | Canada

The Bible instructs the church to sing the truth of God’s word, not only with our mouths but also from our hearts.<p><i>Let the word of Christ dwell in you</i> …

Theology

Attorney under fire while defending religious freedom

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Civil Rights

Your Church Is Not Your City’s Savior

It’s the other tale as old as time. A young pastor comes into a city or town to plant a church, convinced he will be the next church-planting …

Evangelical Christianity

Why It Is Highly Unlikely That the New Supreme Court Will Overturn Roe v. Wade (Though They Should)

Conservatives have high hopes that Kavanaugh — along with Roberts, Gorsuch, Alito, and Thomas — will rule to knock over that legal monstrosity.<p>That’s …

Evangelical Christianity

The Good and Bad of Tent-Making Missions - International Mission Board

People often ask me what I think about tent-making missions. Usually what they have in mind is traveling to another country and obtaining residency …

3 Practices of a Great Commission Church - International Mission Board

The Great Commission does not call churches to act like professional sports teams.<p>The staff of my church likes to make fun of me for not knowing much …

Students

3 Reasons to Be a Mid-Term Missionary - International Mission Board

Have you ever come to the end of a short-term trip and thought, “Do I have to leave? Can’t I just stay longer?” Or maybe once you arrived home you …

Paragliding

SBC messengers 'getting younger,' Dallas report shows

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Southern Baptist

Are You Living Worthy of the Gospel?

The Bible tells us that we are to live lives that are worthy of the gospel. Specifically, in Philippians 1 Paul tells the church, “Only let your …

Evangelical Christianity

The True(st) Man

<i>Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,<br>nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;<br>for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,<br>but</i> …

Evangelical Christianity

Did God Create Evil?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018<p>By Brian Chilton<p>After Bible study, one evening, a good friend of mine and I discussed the problem of evil. He asked an …

Use the Rod, Lose the Child?

Spare the rod, spoil the child. It’s not exactly the wisdom of Solomon, but it’s not far off. Proverbs 13:24 echoes many of the other Proverbs when …

Evangelical Christianity

20 Quotes from Sam Allberry’s (Brief) Book on Church

The following quotes caught my attention as I read Sam Allberry’s excellent and accessible book <i>Why Bother with Church? And Other Questions About Why</i> …

Evangelical Christianity

Pro-immigrant ad supported by ERLC shared by thousands

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Social Media

Seminary chairwoman: 'God opens the door'

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Wake Forest University

Archaeologists uncover gate to biblical city of Zer

• ><br>• ><p>Archaeologist at biblical city of Zer. (photo credit: HANAN SHAFIR)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than …

Archaeology

5 Cautions for Your Spiritual Disciplines

We are all familiar with the spiritual disciplines and most of us are aware their importance to a healthy Christian life. Most of us practice the …

Evangelical Christianity

The Wounded Healer: Finding Ultimate Purpose in Your Suffering

By Luke Nix Introduction The other day, I heard a podcast that I want to highlight for anyone who is a victim of the evil and suffering of life and …

Preach Like Keith Green Sang

I know I’m dating myself here, but I just don’t think the church has produced a musician in the last 30 years equally passionate as talented as the …

Evangelical Christianity

FIRST-PERSON: Humility & hope for the SBC

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Christianity

ERLC: Church's internal discourse needs protection

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Religion

My State Turned My Life Upside Down Because of My Religious Beliefs

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in <i>Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission</i>. The court vindicated my friend …

Evangelical Christianity