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


What You Don’t Know About Rural America: 3 Common Misconceptions

What You Don’t Know About Rural America: 3 Common Misconceptions

The physical presence of a church and its spiritual impact are not the same thing.


Many of us are busy. So much so that we rush from one thing to the next having failed to stop and assess whether or not our thoughts and beliefs match the current reality. As the president of an international children’s ministry, I am constantly bombarded by statistics and facts and challenged by the perspectives and paradigms of others.

Gender and the Christian Standard Bible: Trevin Wax Answers My Questions

Gender and the Christian Standard Bible: Trevin Wax Answers My Questions

I spoke with CSB publisher Trevin Wax.


A Broken, Dying World: Why Spiritual Hunger Is Real and How We Can Begin to Meet People Where They Are

A Broken, Dying World: Why Spiritual Hunger Is Real and How We Can Begin to Meet People Where They Are

Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee


Saint Augustine’s often quoted statement from his Confessions—“Thou hast made us for Thyself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee”—assumes much about what it is to be human. Let me share four thoughts.

Seven Things Evil Is Not: What the Death of My Son Taught Me

Seven Things Evil Is Not: What the Death of My Son Taught Me

Evil is a lack of goodness as darkness is a lack of light.


Leading by Biblical Preaching: An Example from Christ Fellowship-Miami

Leading by Biblical Preaching: An Example from Christ Fellowship-Miami

Pastors, lead from the pulpit, not the board room.


The articles in this series on biblical preaching have been so helpful! Many thanks to the writers. Here, I want to share my story, which reveals the power of biblical preaching to lead even if you’re not a great leader.

Theology for Life, Episode 25

Theology for Life, Episode 25

Dr. Margaret Diddams is Provost of Wheaton College.


The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 17)

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 17)

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


Reaching the Next Generation

Reaching the Next Generation

This is a generation starving for community.


When it comes to the next generation, I’m sure of two things:

1) We aren’t too effective today at reaching (or keeping) the next generation.

2) The Gospel still works powerfully in any generation.

How do we share Christ effectively to a generation not impressed by the Church today? Here are five ideas.

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