The Current Storm and the Evangelical Response

The Current Storm and the Evangelical Response

How should Christians respond in the midst of the cultural storm?


This Sunday, on MSNBC, political pundit and former Chair of the Democratic National Committee Howard Dean gave his take on the state of the current GOP, saying it has “the same meaning as evangelical Christianity with young people, intolerance, bigotry and a lack of respect, not just for women but for anybody who is not on their team.”

Training Inmates for Ministry Inside Maximum Security Prisons

Training Inmates for Ministry Inside Maximum Security Prisons

Not unlike closed mission fields, this population needs acculturated ministers.


Maximum security prisons, although located inside the United States, are a world apart, and are akin to a closed mission field.

How Churches Can Spot and Stop Human Trafficking After Hurricane Michael

How Churches Can Spot and Stop Human Trafficking After Hurricane Michael

Christians are uniquely poised to help in the wake of disaster.


Now that Hurricane Michael has struck, a mass influx of people will start pouring into Florida to step into the vacuum of needs created by the storm. But the dark reality is that not all are there to help. Some will likely be human traffickers ready to swoop in and exploit the vulnerable.

One-on-One with Mike Burnette, Pastor of America’s Fastest Growing Church

One-on-One with Mike Burnette, Pastor of America’s Fastest Growing Church

"God will grow the church when he chooses to grow it."


Ed: You’ve just been announced as the pastor of the fastest growing church in the country. Tell me about last year's growth.

The Technological Discipleship Gap

The Technological Discipleship Gap

New digital technologies have potential to either advance the gospel or sow destruction.


In 1988, my wife Donna and I planted our first church in Buffalo.

Reframing the Issue of Poverty

Reframing the Issue of Poverty

Poverty is more than just a physical reality.


Poverty is a tricky thing to define; especially for those of us living in a Western context.

Kingdom Patriotism

Kingdom Patriotism

When we are captivated by the great treasure of Christ and his Kingdom, we’re positioned to winsomely invite others to join us


Perhaps the most insidious error of the church in North America has little to do with liberalism and conservatism, and far more to do with exchanging our spiritual identity with Christ for a cobbled, syncretistic mixture of patriotism, consumerism, and political influence.

One-on-One with Jana Magruder on Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith

One-on-One with Jana Magruder on Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith

What are the top five things parents need to do to raise children in the Christian faith?


Ed: Your new book is based on some research done on key factors that helps us raise kids who are strong in their faith. What was the heartbeat behind this research?

Partnering Across Denominations

Partnering Across Denominations

We can learn from one another and grow together in our love for Christ and the world.


How Pastors Can Leave Well

How Pastors Can Leave Well

Five ways to facilitate a healthy ‘goodbye’ when leaving your church.


Leaving places can be difficult. Saying goodbye, even when absolutely necessary, can be really painful—especially for pastors.

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