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Sep 24

The rise of internet spirituality and the decline of Biblical Christian community

John Edmiston, founder of GlobalChristians.org, discusses the rise of internet spirituality where people form their own theologies and forego the accountability of church attendance.

Aug 18

The Gospel Is More Than a Story: Rethinking Narrative and Testimony

We are invited to live into the Bible narrative, but not to rewrite it, either to gut it of its offense or to reshape it for short attention spans and better sales.

Mar 12

Why the Church should not base its ministry models on business practices

Applying business practices to ministry models: “particularly troubling when our models for staging experiences in the world were being specifically applied to worship practices.”

Sep 17

Hospitality and the Multicultural Church

No formula can deliver the church from centuries of ethnic tension, but we can adopt what Soong-Chan Rah calls a “learning posture” that will help us recognize God in other cultures besides our own and teach us to worship Him together.

Jun 22

Vintage Faith: New Life from an Ancient Text

“If Christians would hold to all ‘three things’ and not just one or two, we would be saved from a lot of poor theology and bad ideas.” Poor theology makes poor living.

Mar 23

Stunning Photos of Abandoned Church Buildings in Russia

A photographer in Russia posts pictures of abandoned, once-grand cathedrals and churches in Russia in the remote Tula region.

Mar 23

2 Principles Every Leader Should Evaluate

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I don't know about you but I think I am finally over the Christmas production hangover.  Now that it's over planning is already beginning to take place for this year's services.  Although all of our services were  a success there were some big take-aways that have become monumental principles I will forever hold to in …

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Feb 24

Creeds, Confessions, Catechisms, and Relevance: The Ancient Faith Revisited

Kevin DeYoung is Senior Pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, across the street from Michigan State University. He's the author of The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism , a book that on the surface may appear to be a snoozer, but DeYoung assures all …

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Feb 01

Friend Request From Jesus

Church sign at St. Giles Presbyterian: YOU HAVE ONE NEW FRIEND REQUEST FROM JESUS CONFIRM   IGNORE photo

Nov 06

FaithBook: Churches Use Facebook to Develop Online Congregations

Inside Facebook notes that "While church-focused Facebook applications have been around for years, now real-life churches across the country are spreading their messages online, giving more people access to worship services and helping the churches reach a broader number of people."

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