So What If 8 Out of 10 Unchurched People Are Willing to Talk About Faith?

So What If 8 Out of 10 Unchurched People Are Willing to Talk About Faith?

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


One-on-One with Daniel Treier on the Updated Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

One-on-One with Daniel Treier on the Updated Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

First published in the 1950s, the last major revision was in the 1980s.


Ed: Why produce another edition of this classic dictionary now?

Another Shooting, This Time in a Church. How Should We Respond?

Another Shooting, This Time in a Church. How Should We Respond?

We don't have answers; Christ offers hope and grace and peace.


Yesterday was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Thousands of churches around the world gathered in prayer, remembering those whose lives were cut short at the hands of those who don’t believe as they do.

One-on-One with Carmen LaBerge on Bringing God Back into Every Conversation

One-on-One with Carmen LaBerge on Bringing God Back into Every Conversation

We can’t speak the good news of the gospel in un-gospel ways.


Ed: Seems like every weekend we have a new example of human tragedy filling the news. How can we get into those conversations in ways that are faithful and compassionate?

The Martyr’s Oath, an Interview with Johnnie Moore on the Persecuted Church

The Martyr’s Oath, an Interview with Johnnie Moore on the Persecuted Church

The persecuted church calls the free church to live for the Jesus they are willing to die for


Ed: What is The Martyr’s Oath, and why did you write it?

A Surprising Life Cycle: A Glimpse at Rwanda Today

A Surprising Life Cycle: A Glimpse at Rwanda Today

Reconstruction and revival in Rwanda


If you are looking for a place to spend winter other than in Arizona or Florida, consider Rwanda. This land of a thousand valleys and countless hills is prettier than a postcard.

Rwanda may resonate in your memory because of the 1994 genocide and that, of course, is an awful paradox. Why would this land-locked country of beauty, this paragon of cleanliness and order, plunge into killing and mayhem?

Not Neglecting the Important for the Urgent

Not Neglecting the Important for the Urgent

Tasks may be urgent, but people are important


There are many times God uses my sweet 5-year-old son to humble me and redirect my focus to the important things. Recently, as I was tucking him into bed and praying quickly over him, I thought about all the things I still had left to do. In my own world, I hoped to quickly walk out. However, to my surprise, my son quickly sat up, put his hands on mine, and asked, “Mommy, why are you running?”

The Dark Side of Autonomy

The Dark Side of Autonomy

The scope of the mission of God is beyond the capacity of any singular local church


Pastors, Here’s a Novel Idea: Invite Newcomers to Lunch

Pastors, Here’s a Novel Idea: Invite Newcomers to Lunch

Include church members that are good at making people feel welcome


We’ve all heard the old adage about the revolving church door. People come in and, before we know what happened, they leave, never to return. But what if this didn’t have to be the case? How do we treat those visiting or relatively new to our churches in ways that make them know we are glad they came?

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Scripture alone, Faith alone, Grace alone, Christ alone, to the Glory of God alone


Today marks the 500th anniversary of, arguably, one of the most important events in church history: The Protestant Reformation.

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