Political Campaigning and the Great Commission: One of These Things Is Not Like the Other

Political Campaigning and the Great Commission: One of These Things Is Not Like the Other

Toward a Better Polity: Reflections of Pence, Politics, and the SBC


The political partisan debate has been greatly divisive amongst Christians over the past few years.

The Gospel in Major City Centers

The Gospel in Major City Centers

What does it look like for church leaders in Chicagoland and other large cities to actually seek the peace and prosperity of the city?


Chicago has been my home town only for the past four years. I spent most of my adult life in Boston, the San Francisco Bay area, and the Inland Northwest. But perhaps since I grew up in the Midwest (Cleveland, Ohio), somehow Chicago feels even more like home than other places where I’ve lived much longer.

Earn a Global Leadership Certificate and More in Partnership with Wheaton College and the Global Leadership Summit

Earn a Global Leadership Certificate and More in Partnership with Wheaton College and the Global Leadership Summit

Whether you are a business leader, a community leader, a pastor, or a parent who wants to lead your family well, there is a place for you in the partnership between The Global Leadership Summit and Wheaton College.


I truly believe that each of us, working together, can use our leadership influence to transform the people and communities around us.

What Are Christian Apologetics, and How Do They Relate to the Gospel Anyways?

What Are Christian Apologetics, and How Do They Relate to the Gospel Anyways?

The greatest apologetic for faith is embedded in the gospel message itself.


Many Christians talk about Christian apologetics. Indeed, the topic is very interesting for Christians on many levels as we seek to gain confidence and assurance for our own faith. And, of course, apologetics also has great value for us as we seek to help seekers and doubters to get over the intellectual barriers keeping them from embracing faith in Christ.

The Five R’s of Church Revitalization, Part 2

The Five R’s of Church Revitalization, Part 2

Revitalization is possible because we serve a God who specializes in resurrections.


In yesterday’s post, I talked about Reframing on Grace and Realigning on Mission as steps to revitalize a church in a gospel-centered way.

The Five R’s of Gospel-Centered Church Revitalization, Part 1

The Five R’s of Gospel-Centered Church Revitalization, Part 1

We must never take our eyes off the need for church revitalization.


What does it mean to revitalize a church in a way that that is gospel centered? Let me share the five R’s of revitalization: reframing grace, realigning mission, recasting vision, remembering the journey, and renewing all things. Today, we will look at the first two.

First, reframe on grace

Lending Our Voice to Family — It’s More Important than Government

Lending Our Voice to Family — It’s More Important than Government

Undocumented immigrants need to still be treated in line with the values of our country.


Time for Some Fun: Saturday Church Sign Humor

Time for Some Fun: Saturday Church Sign Humor

Who says Christians aren't funny? Check out some of these signs.


Thanks, @pulleykeith!

Thanks, @therealJRDay!

Thanks, @GuyofHorses!

A New Equation for Collaboration in Mission

A New Equation for Collaboration in Mission

The Great Commission plus the Great Commandment added to a Great Commitment, multiplied by Great Collaborations results in Great Communities


Moving Our Congregations to More Effective Evangelism

Moving Our Congregations to More Effective Evangelism

Being a disciple of Christ means doing the work of evangelism.


Too often, people view the connection between discipleship and evangelism in one of two ways: either they inseparably lump them into one category, or one gets relegated to the wastelands of our faith life. If we are honest, usually evangelism gets the short end of the stick. The truth is, discipleship must include evangelism. Being a disciple of Christ means doing the work of evangelism.

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