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Discipleship: What Jesus Wants the Church to Do

What part does discipleship play in the Great Commission? What should be the goal of the church? What is Jesus’ priority in terms of the church’s task? Many evangelicals would answer using the word “evangelism.” That was clearly Jesus’ passion, … Continue reading

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Satan: Alive and Well in Africa, Not in America?

Years ago, Marilyn and I had a young  North American atheist stay at our home. He had just returned from a two-year stint with the Peace Corps in a remote village in the jungles of Indonesia. He left and returned … Continue reading

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The CHURCH: A New Way to Promote What is Real

Ken Meyers, who writes at Mars Hill Audio, is a leading voice calling the church to truly be the church, living and serving the nation so that its very culture is transformed. We have quoted Ken before. Ken recently posted … Continue reading

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Why Are Western Christians Silent While Their Brethren Suffer?

Jihadists have a slogan: “First the Saturday People, then the Sunday People.” That is, “First we will kill the Jews, then we will kill the Christians.” Today, Christians are being persecuted from Nigeria through North Africa and the Middle East … Continue reading

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The Kingdom Won’t Fit In Your File Cabinet

In recent weeks we have published two presentations from our March Global Forum in Brazil. One was by Hector Pardo, A Fresh Look at the Kingdom of God, and one by Luis Sena, Why the Church is not Discipling the … Continue reading

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How an ORDINARY PERSON Shaped History

History is built by ordinary people. Last September we published The BERLIN WALL and the Unlikely Power of A Monday Church. The post described the role of Pastor Christian Fuhrer and his Saint Nikolai Evangelical Lutheran Church in triggering the fall … Continue reading

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Why the CHURCH is Not Discipling the NATION

In my teaching over the years I have often said “If the church is not discipling the nation, the nation will disciple the church.” Back in March, the Disciple Nations Alliance forum was held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Among the … Continue reading

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Tim Keller, Young Leaders, and the Mission of the Church

A vigorous conversation is happening today around the question, “What is the mission of the church?” A few weeks ago, Tim Keller addressed the topic in this blog post on the Redeemer City to City website. In the article Keller … Continue reading

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“Fighting for Our Daughters” – Only Dangerous Christians Need Apply

In August, I wrote about visiting a city church movement in Toowoomba, Australia. One of the leaders I met is Letitia Shelton, founder of City Women, the church’s response to the plight of females in Toowoomba. Letitia has written a book, Fighting for Our … Continue reading

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Restoring the Breach: A Conversation Between Practitioners in Africa

Too often, a truncated gospel message has accompanied our outreach efforts. As Scott Allen has written elsewhere, an artificial division between personal faith and daily life leaves a fragmented Christianity, full of gaps. The effects are perhaps nowhere more obvious than … Continue reading

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