Saturday is for Seminars—Disaster Relief Conference

Saturday is for Seminars—Disaster Relief Conference

Disaster Relief and Amplify


Let me share two conferences coming up on the Wheaton College campus this summer!

Caring for the Vulnerable, June 7-10, 2016—Wheaton, IL

Click this link to register for Caring for the Vulnerable Disaster Ministry Conference.

"Lord, I Thank Thee That I Am Not like Those Evangelical Trump Supporters"

"Lord, I Thank Thee That I Am Not like Those Evangelical Trump Supporters"

Religious scorn should not flow from our voting choices.


In the 18th chapter of Luke’s Gospel, Jesus tells a story about two men who go up to the temple to pray.

One is a Pharisee, known for his strict piety: he fasts twice a week, tithes faithfully, and doesn’t cheat on his wife.

Weekend Edition—June 3, 2016

Weekend Edition—June 3, 2016

British Evangelicalism, A Confession, Military chaplains, church signs and more!


British Christianity isn't dying. It's sleeping. Evangelism can awaken itTim Stanley

The Ministries of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism

The Ministries of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism

More info about the important work of the BGCE


For the past year I have been serving as Senior Fellow at the Center and have been really impressed by the amount of ministry that happens through such a relatively small group of people.

Over the past nine months, we have

Trends in Church Staffing: Executive and Campus Pastors

Trends in Church Staffing: Executive and Campus Pastors

Administrative tasks in growing churches need a focus person.


Thom Rainer, back in 2013, referred to the executive pastor position as becoming a “hot” position. I think he is right.

So just what is an executive pastor? It is a pastor that works for or with the senior or lead pastor to execute the ministry and mission of the church.

Amplifying Evangelism—Helping Non-Christian Friends Hear God’s Voice

Amplifying Evangelism—Helping Non-Christian Friends Hear God’s Voice

Prayer as a tool for evangelism


Given that at least a part of your witness is relational—one that builds trust between a Christian and his or her friends—how else would you partner with the Holy Spirit to help that person trust Jesus as his or her Lord and Savior?

I usually see two ends of the possible spectrum:

How Events Help People Share the Mission

How Events Help People Share the Mission

Christians learn how to invite others to Christ when event invitations are a pattern.


Weekend Edition—May 27, 2016

Weekend Edition—May 27, 2016

Problems at Baylor, Poverty, Millennial roommates, church signs and more!


4 Ways The Gospel Is Shaping My ParentingMichael Kelley

A very helpful take on parenting as a Christian.

The Divorce Delusion: Marriage Matters for the Gospel's Sake

The Divorce Delusion: Marriage Matters for the Gospel's Sake

The prevalence of divorce today means Christians should understand marriage even better.


If you search the Internet for any length of time, you will find site after site, and story after story affirming a new definition of marriage and encouragement to divorce “for happiness sake.” Fact is, the biblical family is facing endangerment and tragically most Christians have studied little what Scripture says on this topic.

Living in a (Nominal) Religious Context

Living in a (Nominal) Religious Context

Nominal religious contexts do not mean the end of the church.


Many American Southerners still possess a religious terminology that expresses they were saved at the age of 8, baptized at the age of 10, and are on the membership roll at the Crooked Creek Pentecostal Church or the Sugar Creek Methodist Church. Many of these individuals based their salvation on being moral, decent, and upstanding citizens, who love their families, their country, and even their God.

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