A Prayer and Confession of the Church in America During These Days

A Prayer and Confession of the Church in America During These Days

A prayer of Daniel as a model of repentance.


Want to Help During Disaster? Here's a Few Dos and Don'ts

Want to Help During Disaster? Here's a Few Dos and Don'ts

The world has a growing need for well-informed, thoughtful engagement with natural disaster relief work.


This morning in USATODAY, I wrote on the role of faith-based organizations in disaster relief. I explained:

Missional or Attractional? The Value of Embracing a Both/And Mentality

Missional or Attractional? The Value of Embracing a Both/And Mentality

Every Christian should be missional and every church should be attractional.


Much has been said and written to help today’s churches become more missional. Organizations, parachurch communities, and conferences abound in trying to move the Church in this direction. This emphasis is certainly justified in light of how many Evangelical churches are not missional and are either in a state of plateau or decline.

Some Christians Hate Joel Osteen More Than They Love The Truth. And That's Wrong.

Some Christians Hate Joel Osteen More Than They Love The Truth. And That's Wrong.

Be silent until there is something to say.


So, I never thought I’d write a post defending Joel Osteen….

Five Things Small Town Church Planters Wish Their Denominational Leaders Knew

Five Things Small Town Church Planters Wish Their Denominational Leaders Knew

Planters in rural America feel misunderstood and ignored.


The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 28)

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 28)

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


Hurricane Harvey & Our Response to Pray and Help

Hurricane Harvey & Our Response to Pray and Help

Here are some practical ways you can help right now.


3 ABNY Social Realities Shaping North American Missions

3 ABNY Social Realities Shaping North American Missions

The New Testament Church was birthed in the messiness of a religiously pluralistic society.


“Already but not yet” (ABNY) is a phrase which arises out of a system of Christian thought called kingdom theology. It captures the notion that God’s kingdom was inaugurated in Jesus’ death and resurrection and that this kingdom is already here on earth, but not yet in its fullness.

The Southern Baptist (Re-)Emergence in Church Planting

The Southern Baptist (Re-)Emergence in Church Planting

Church planting accelerates and advances the kingdom in exponential ways.


In the last few years, Southern Baptists have made a significant turnaround in their church planting efforts. It’s something I’m excited about and care about, and as such I’ve been reflecting on what has happened and how we need to move forward.

Challenges to Becoming a Multicultural Church

Challenges to Becoming a Multicultural Church

Sunday morning is the most segregated time in America.


One of the biggest issues in our culture is race relations. I write about it often, and the latest #Charlottesville incident reminds us of the brokenness we face in this area.

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