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Mar 01 2014

Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City – Tim Keller

Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City – Tim Keller

Sep 24 2013

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 2012

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 2012

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 2010

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 2010

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 30 2010

Church Growth at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC

Interesting article and inside look at the growth of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.  Heavy on theology, community, and discipleship, the church has grown sevenfold over the past sixteen years as congregants returned to a historic, biblical faith. A few quotes: As morning light filters into a fourth-floor room on a Sunday, students huddle …

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Mar 23 2010

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 2010

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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Mar 08 2010

Announcing a New Conference: Contextualizing the Gospel in the New South

The South is changing. Through urbanization and the vibrant growth of southern cities, the American South is becoming a center for innovative, intellectual, and cultural growth in the United States. Yet for the first time in its history, the church in the South is declining faster than anywhere in the country. Advance the Church believes …

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