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How Government Support Saved Me

How Government Support Saved Me

Signing up for food stamps changed my view of poverty in America.

Just a few months ago, my family stopped qualifying for government cheese.

It came as a little bit of a surprise to me—I had, after all, been a part of the WIC (women, infants, and c..

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The Type of Leaders a Small Town Church Needs

The Type of Leaders a Small Town Church Needs

Lessons from a Small Town Pastor

A pastor or church planter in a small town who wants to make a long-lasting impact on the community will need a strategy to develop good leaders. What should you be looking for?

Leaders Who Are Reliable
Paul tells T..

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20 Truths from “Break Open the Sky”

20 Truths from "Break Open the Sky"

Saving Our Faith from a Culture of Fear

What if our growing unease about truth and the symptoms we feel, whether mere anxiety or full on fear, is actually an invitation take a hard look at our faith? What if our fear, whether corporate or personal, ..

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20 Truths from ‘Break Open the Sky’

20 Truths from 'Break Open the Sky'

Saving Our Faith from a Culture of Fear

What if our growing unease about truth and the symptoms we feel, whether mere anxiety or full on fear, is actually an invitation take a hard look at our faith? What if our fear, whether corporate or personal, ..

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We Actually Don’t Need a Trinitarian Revival

We Actually Don’t Need a Trinitarian Revival

Attempts to teach a ‘better’ understanding of the Trinity may do more harm than good.

Rumors of the death of Trinitarianism, even rumors of its dearth, have been grossly exaggerated.

This is not to ignore the problems, failures, errors, and weaknes..

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Pew: Black Protestants Show Strongest Support for Paid Maternity Leave

Pew: Black Protestants Show Strongest Support for Paid Maternity Leave

A look into Christian views on paid leave and how the church can help new parents.

Alongside arguments for maternity leave centered on health, wellbeing, and economics, a pro-life case for paid leave has slowly developed within the church.

Now, res..

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Preaching the Gospel with Words: Why There’s No Other Way

Preaching the Gospel with Words: Why There’s No Other Way

We marginalize evangelism when we say the good news is social action.

I’ve read many mission statements of churches and faith-based ministries during my four decades working with evangelist Luis Palau. Most of these statements declare that one of th..

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The Greatest Threat to the Church Isn’t Islam—It’s Us

The Greatest Threat to the Church Isn’t Islam—It’s Us

A leading Nigerian theologian believes the real danger to Christianity in Africa is in the church.

A good pickpocket works with a partner who will distract the “mark” while the pickpocket steals his wallet, camera, or passport. Sometimes the distrac..

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Church-Planting Metrics: Measure What’s Important (Part One)

Church-Planting Metrics: Measure What’s Important (Part One)

Measure outcomes, not activities.

A few years ago I was part of a breakout group at a church planting roundtable where we discussed the question, “What is church?” The group was comprised of international and regional directors of church planting or..

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ICE Deports Christian Who Fled Persecution Back to Indonesia

ICE Deports Christian Who Fled Persecution Back to Indonesia

Man who sought asylum in New Jersey church caught up in 100-day surge in non-criminal arrests.

Four years ago, eight Indonesian Christians living in a New Jersey church received some encouraging news: despite overstaying their visas for more than a ..

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