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Category Archives: Discipleship

The Missing Strand in Much of Our Discipleship

Why inculcating Christian doctrine and imitating Christian behavior only takes you so far.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Future of the Church | | 9 Comments

The Church That Changed My Life

We knew God’s Word and experienced God. And that was life-shaping.

Also posted in Church Issues, Future of the Church, Reaching Romania, Theology | | 1 Comment

Why “God’s Not Dead” Resonated, and What It Missed

The reason some kids abandon their faith is not because they go to college, but because they stop going to church.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Culture / Entertainment, Future of the Church, Life & Culture, Theology | | 8 Comments

Train Up a Parent

There’s no sense in trying to train our kids to trust in God if what we model for them is that we trust in our training.

Also posted in Christianity, Church Issues, Education | | 4 Comments

Are Evangelicals More Revisionist on Marriage Than We Think?

What if evangelicals “hold the line” on same-sex marriage while adopting virtually every other wrongheaded aspect of our culture’s view of marriage?

Also posted in Christianity, Church Issues, Future of the Church, Theology | | 15 Comments

3 Strands of Your Church’s History — And Why They Matter

The history of your church is a vital component of the health of your church.

Also posted in Christianity, Church Issues, Future of the Church, Theology | | 1 Comment

The Church Needs the Past and the Future To Be Faithful in the Present

The Church of the future must be a “community of memory” where people know where they’ve come from, who they are, and who they will one day be.

Also posted in Christianity, Church Issues, Future of the Church | | 2 Comments

Love: Our Shelter in the Cultural Storm

How do we fortify believers for this cultural moment? The simplest, most profound answer is: through love.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Future of the Church | | 3 Comments

I Want a Bigger Bible

The more I get to know people from other backgrounds and cultures and ethnicities, the bigger my Bible gets.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Hermeneutics, Theology | | 8 Comments

Sex is More AND Less Important Than You Think

“Sex is everything,” goes the idea in the 21st century. “And sex is nothing.” This paradoxical view of sexuality in our society requires a paradoxical response from the Church.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Homosexuality, Missions / Evangelism, Sin, Theology | | 6 Comments