A Brief History of Recent Movements

A Brief History of Recent Movements

7 constants representing 2 commitments


Let’s go on a short journey exploring the recent history of significant movements that have shaped what we’re seeing in the West today.

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 19)

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 19)

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


Saving Your Ministry Before You Lose It

Saving Your Ministry Before You Lose It

A wise leader does not wait for God to send a messenger to uncover his or her sin.


He spoke only a few words and I knew something was wrong…desperately wrong. When my phone rang and I saw who it was, I was happy. Ken (not his real name) was a faithful friend and pastor of a local church in our community. I had known him for about a decade and I respected him greatly.

Effective Partnering: The Church and Cross-Cultural Worker On-Task Together

Effective Partnering: The Church and Cross-Cultural Worker On-Task Together

A good church-field partnership takes work and lots of communication.


Everyone agrees that we must work together to accomplish the task of Matthew 28:19-20 so that we may move closer to the end goal found in Matthew 24:14. Furthermore, we all know God did not give this task solely to missionaries or pastors.

Like a Knife in the Heart: When Our Witness Is Costly

Like a Knife in the Heart: When Our Witness Is Costly

In some parts of the world, a life of witness requires great courage.


The Power of Polarity

The Power of Polarity

It’s past time the ongoing divide between justice and evangelism was broken down.


The Western mind, by default, seeks resolution of tension, elimination of ambiguity, and distinction in borders. This is true in the world of music, which is mostly storytelling set to song. It is true in the world of television and film, which is mostly storytelling set to action. It is true in the world of the Sunday sermon, which is storytelling set to theology.

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 18)

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 18)

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


Southern Baptists, Racism, and the Alt-Right: It's Time to Make This Right, Plain, and Clear

Southern Baptists, Racism, and the Alt-Right: It's Time to Make This Right, Plain, and Clear


Update: #SBC17 just passed a resolution condemning the alt-right white nationalist movement. 99.9% vote, followed by standing ovation. Here’s the original article:

Last night, here in Phoenix at the Southern Baptist Convention, things got a bit unhinged.

10 Characteristics of Movemental Christianity

10 Characteristics of Movemental Christianity

Moving from addition to reproduction.


In the West, if and when we see movements of churches planting 1,000 churches in their lifetime, then we believe the following ten characteristics will be present. Based on our observations, movemental Christianity will have some of these characteristics.

Theology for Life, Episode 26

Theology for Life, Episode 26

The Grand Story of God and Our Place in It


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