The Olympics Have Begun! What Can We Learn from the Top Athletes?

The Olympics Have Begun! What Can We Learn from the Top Athletes?

Is physical activity, like running, swimming, and dancing, an act of worship unto the Lord?


Just last week, the torch in Pyeonchang, South Korea, was lit; the 2018 Winter Olympic Games have begun. Over the next week or so, the world will watch as teams compete in a myriad of events from bobsledding to biathlons across the snowy slopes.

Love & Marriage… Go Together Like… A Few Comments on the Covenantal Practice Today

Love & Marriage… Go Together Like… A Few Comments on the Covenantal Practice Today

Marriage is a created good, is not a ‘must,’ isn’t easy.


Less than a year ago, an article was published in Huffington Post entitled “Is Marriage an Outdated Tradition?” As it seems, the authors answer is: yes.

Sadly, many Americans would agree.

The Wise Leader: Navigating Ethical Storms

The Wise Leader: Navigating Ethical Storms

Former U.S. Attorney contributes to an ongoing series.


As a young man, I had modest dreams. I wanted to go to law school and then practice law in a medium to large law firm in my beautiful home state of New Mexico. I had no inkling of what was to come. I had no political aspirations and had never considered military service. Rather, I was tempted by the siren’s song of 1980s materialism and was more interested in consumerism and social status.

What’s So Unique about Christianity? A Short Apologetic [Gospel Life Podcast]

What’s So Unique about Christianity? A Short Apologetic [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.


The Critical Role of Name-Calling in Our Witness: You Are ‘Beloved’

The Critical Role of Name-Calling in Our Witness: You Are ‘Beloved’

Perfectionism is just chronic insecurity in disguise.


The Unexpected: A Ministry to Widows in the Ukraine

The Unexpected: A Ministry to Widows in the Ukraine

The Kiev Symphony Orchestra cares for widows and orphans.


Wes Jansen and I walked the empty Saturday morning streets of Kiev, turned down Shevchenko Street and into the National Arts building, heading up to the fourth floor. The door opened and we stepped into a room of some 250 women. Most seemed older than my 75 years, but I learned most were younger.

A tough life can add on its years.

Why We Need a Missiological Edge in Church Planting

Why We Need a Missiological Edge in Church Planting

Bigger and better AND deeper and further


North American church planting has grown up a lot since I first planted in 1988 as a 20-year-old who grew a beard to look older.

You’ll often hear those of us who planted churches 30 years ago lament to church planters today about how little we had in terms of resources and training—especially compared to what’s available to them now.

Getting Small Churches on Mission (Part 2)

Getting Small Churches on Mission (Part 2)

Three ways smaller churches can serve their communities


Numerically, smaller churches dominate U.S. life. They should also be key parts of the mission.

Studying the Bible in the Ancient Languages [Theology for Life]

Studying the Bible in the Ancient Languages [Theology for Life]

Dr. Graves is Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College.


One on One with Dino Senesi on Sending Well: A Field Guide to Great Church Planter Coaching

One on One with Dino Senesi on Sending Well: A Field Guide to Great Church Planter Coaching

Every planter needs a coach because every planter needs a lot of help.


Ed Stetzer: Share a little about your experience with church planting and church planter coaching.

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