Theological Education as a Partner in the Mission

Theological Education as a Partner in the Mission

The influence of theological institutions should be directional.


Seminaries are God-given and important tools, but how can these “tools” be best used to advance the mission of the God as expressed through the church?

Obviously there are more than this, but there are four ways seminaries can serve (and in many ways, already are serving) the mission of the church.

Providing guidance for the mission

Weekend Edition—April 22, 2016

Weekend Edition—April 22, 2016

Dangerous refugees, evangelical opportunities, and more!


courage for the journey – dangerous refugeesTeanna Sunberg

From a Nazarene missionary on the front lines.

9 Ways We Can Counter Radical Islam

9 Ways We Can Counter Radical Islam

Countering extremism will require a thoughtful effort.


As an Iranian-American, I often get asked about the crisis in the Muslim world. I try to lean into the conversation, knowing a lot of sincere people are grasping for solutions.

The Trap of Tradition

The Trap of Tradition

Don't substitute the things we know for the things of God.


Traditions can be wonderful things.

They can create shared memories that remind those who participate in them of important events or truths.

Family Traditions

Vision: An Odd but Necessary Thing

Vision: An Odd but Necessary Thing

Vision is important, but the object of vision is primary.


Vision is an odd thing.

Some Christian leaders find vision to be elusive. Others have great ideas about vision but are unable to apply them. And then there are leaders who think vision isn’t important as long as they are faithful and work hard at ministry.

Individual Mission

Individual Mission

How we respond to the church in exile?


In the West, churches that take biblical authority seriously are entering a new season. The transition of nominals to nones will, in the long term, cause the biblically faithful to be marginalized from society.

Saturday is for Seminars—Exponential

Saturday is for Seminars—Exponential

If Church Planting is your game, Exponential should be your destination.


At this moment, I’m sitting here in sunny Chicago, where I will preach at The Moody Church this Sunday. If you are in town, I hope to see you there.

Trump, Evangelicals, and the Elephant in the Room

Trump, Evangelicals, and the Elephant in the Room

Who are evangelicals and who are they really voting for?


Do evangelicals support Donald Trump for president, or do they not? It depends on who you ask, and what you ask them. It also depends on who is an evanglical. Or who says “I’m an evangelical.”

It can be rather tricky.

Weekend Edition—April 15, 2016

Weekend Edition—April 15, 2016

North Korea, a Footnote, the Developing World, and more!


North Koreans face new challenges after they defectSarah Stanley

Make Peace

Make Peace

The Christian's best option is love.


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