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I went to a strip club

A while back I was asked by a group of pastor’s wives to go with them to strip clubs. That sentence alone sounds strange. But hang with me. At first I was a little hesitant. And not for reasons you might think. I love people. Especially ones who are broken; it’s part of my calling. …

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What the Church Says to Terrible People

When asked why it was important to him to have a cabinet that was 50 percent female, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau coolly responded, “Because it’s 2015.” In other words, “It should just be obvious to any decent, thinking person.” In 2017, this sort of rhetorical flourish is even more common. Online discourse is littered …

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Do We Need A Broader Definition Of Church Growth?

There’s more than one way for churches to grow. But over the last forty years or so we’ve been given one model of church growth almost exclusively. Get more people in the building. That model is so prevalent that when I dare to suggest that many small churches are healthy churches with something to add …

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“Super Christians” Are Overrated

I think there’s a misunderstanding out there that I’d like to confront. The rationale behind this varies. Some think that it’s their pastor’s job to preach the gospel, not theirs. Others believe that proclaiming the hope of Christ is the domain of the traveling evangelist or revivalist. Some think that if they live an upstanding …

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10 Reasons Millennials are Backing Away from God and Christianity.

On April 30th, Fox News’ website posted an article about Dr. Alex McFarland’s new book titled “Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home”. In the article, Dr. McFarland, Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at North Greenville University, gives us some startling facts. He cites a Pew document that states …

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5 Reasons Christians Should Attend a Gay Pride Parade

Christians are often accused of being reactive versus proactive. Instead of anticipating an opportunity, we oftentimes miss chances to be “salt” and “light” in today’s world. Publicity is currently underway for “Gay Pride” events in cities across America. “Coming to a theater near you” are well-funded programs promoting the LGBTQ agenda. A generation ago, the …

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A View From The Field: What It Means To Be A North American Missionary

It is considered by some to be the second-oldest city in the United States. As settlers from Saint Augustine blazed the Spanish Trail in the 1820s, they established Clark’s Ferry along Black Creek. A few years later in 1853, the town was renamed Middleburg, after which it seemed to largely become forgotten. Outside of a …

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Why do Christians keep inviting you to church?

Hey, do you want to come to church with us on Easter?” You may have heard this or something similar from a friend, co-worker or family member. Depending on where you live, perhaps you’ve already received a mailer or two about a local church service. Maybe you’ve wondered why Christians like me won’t just leave …

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Matt Walsh: Christian parents, your kids aren’t equipped to be public school missionaries

A concerned parent sent me this. It’s the school newspaper for Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School in Falls Church, Virginia. Among the other hard hitting pieces of journalism targeted at children, ages 11-13, is an article on “transgender rights.” The article explains how Obama “improved the lives of transgender people by fighting the discrimination against …

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Why I Didn’t Sing When I Visited Your Church

It was a joy to finally visit your church a couple of Sundays ago, and to worship with the believers there. You know I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time. Just as you promised, the pastor is an excellent communicator and a man who loves God’s Word. His sermon was deeply challenging …

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British Preachers Convicted, Judge Says Preaching KJV Is “Abusive” And “Criminal”

In what their lawyer calls a “modern-day heresy trial,” a British court has convicted two street preachers of a public order offense for preaching the Bible in public. The public prosecutor in the case claimed that publicly quoting parts of the King James Bible in modern Britain should “be considered to be abusive and is …

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Greatest Movement of Muslims Turning to Christ

Muslims are coming to Christ in amazing and mysterious ways. Men and women have met Christ in a dream or vision. Many others read the Qur’an in their own language for the first time (they memorize the Qur’an in Arabic) and realized they were lost. When they turned to the New Testament and learned more …

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