The Diffusion and Influence of Contemporary Worship

The Diffusion and Influence of Contemporary Worship

How does worship music style relate to congregational growth?


Why You Most Certainly Will Fail to Reach Your Secular Friends

Why You Most Certainly Will Fail to Reach Your Secular Friends

Many have never been given a single reason as to why God is relevant to their lives.


Man has, in Aldous Huxley‘s phrase, “an infinite appetite for distraction.” Thus, our pastimes have evolved into weapons of mass distraction: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube, and on and on. Pascal told us “that the sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room” (Pensee 136).

Shut Up and Dance! The Intersection of Freedom, Art, and Gospel Expression

Shut Up and Dance! The Intersection of Freedom, Art, and Gospel Expression

Artist and evangelist believes all art carries a message.


I usually don’t watch award shows—three hours of celebrities patting each other on the back just isn't my thing. But a recurring subplot has made them more intriguing. In our divided times, these shows have served as a soapbox for actors and musicians to express their political views.

Theology for Life (Ep. 15): Christianity in American History: Why Accuracy Matters

Theology for Life (Ep. 15): Christianity in American History: Why Accuracy Matters

Dr. Tracy McKenzie is Chair of the History Department at Wheaton College.


In this episode of Theology for Life, Ed, Lynn, and guest Tracy McKenzie look at American history and the role of Christianity in the founding of the country. Who were the founders, and where were they at with their beliefs in God? And does America have a special covenant with God?

Church-Planting Shifts, Part Two: From Nominal to Secular

Church-Planting Shifts, Part Two: From Nominal to Secular

Secularism is replacing nominalism as the religion of the people.


The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 5)

The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 5)

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


What is Biblical Preaching? Exegesis vs Exposition

What is Biblical Preaching? Exegesis vs Exposition

Executive Editor of Preaching magazine contributes to an ongoing series


Most pastors would like to think of themselves as “biblical” preachers. We love God’s Word and recognize its authority; it’s the rare preacher who fails to acknowledge that scripture should play a prominent role in our proclamation. But what do we mean when we use the term “biblical” to define our preaching?

Missions Sunday: Hermeneutics for Healthy Churches, Part One

Missions Sunday: Hermeneutics for Healthy Churches, Part One

Training in biblical interpretation should be an integral part of every missions strategy.


On a dirt road somewhere in the Middle East, a missionary walks alone. As he walks, he wonders what work God might be leading him to do that day. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, a man appears on the horizon. He approaches the man and notices he is intently reading some document.

Lessons from a Hero: What Lilias Trotter Can Teach Us Today

Lessons from a Hero: What Lilias Trotter Can Teach Us Today

19th century artist chose ministry over fame.


Marvel Comics created a number of superheroes beginning in 1939, which continue to be popular today. You can find superhero movies, toys, clothes, shoes, watches, and electronic games, just to name a few. Each of these superheroes has special powers that allow them to overcome evil.

Making Connections with Scattered People

Making Connections with Scattered People

How can we reach the immigrants in our community?


I regularly frequent the coffee shop in my neighbourhood. True, I can have a cup of coffee at home. Why then do I head out to the coffee shop on a near daily basis?

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