Category Archives: Missions / Evangelism

Rugged Rationalism and the Church’s Alternative Story

What if the subconscious reason for abandoning faith is the rugged appeal of rationalism – the fierce facing of reality, however stark the picture may be?

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A Glimpse of Oradea, Romania’s Architecture

Here’s 1-minute video of Oradea, Romania’s most beautiful buildings.

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The Mirage of “Golden Age” Christianity

Church history is a treasure box, not a map. We don’t honor our forbearers by seeking to return to their times; we honor them by receiving their wisdom and learning from their victories and failures.

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3 Definitions of “Secular” and Why They Matter for Our Mission

Our missional engagement will suffer if we see ourselves in a battle between “religion” and “secularity.”

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D. L. Moody the Educating Evangelist

Many evangelicals probably think of Moody primarily as an evangelist. Kevin Belmonte shows how he was also an innovative educator.

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Reflections on the Gospel Project Panel on Calvinism and Mission

Audio from Ed Stetzer, Trevin Wax, Frank Page, and David Platt’s conversation about Calvinism, with some personal reflections.

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The Missional Church Is Pointed in 5 Directions

Missional churches are not just “outward focused.” The biblical position is more robust (and beautiful) than the inward / outward dichotomy.

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The Great Commission Means Sharing Christ’s Story, Not Yours

Don’t miss the power of personal testimonies. Just make sure they undergird and support the clear gospel message and don’t somehow replace it.

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Reaching and Keeping the Post-Boomer Generation

A summary of Robert Wuthnow’s “After the Baby Boomers” and some thoughts on how we can apply his insights in our outreach to post-Boomers and Millennials.

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World Vision and Why We Grieve For the Children

No matter what you think about World Vision’s decision, I hope you feel a sense of grief for the children. This is a story of deep and lasting significance, because there are children’s lives at stake in how we respond.

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