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Acts 13-28

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    Thumbnail Why some Christian poverty experts believe we should give cash to the poor, no strings attached. One year, instead of buying my dad the usual unattractive necktie for Christmas, we bought him a goat. He loved the goat, mainly because it was not for him but given in his name to an impoverished family in Kenya. Many of […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Leverage Halloween to Love Your Neighbors   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Halloween gives Christians a unique opportunity to welcome our neighbors I know several Christians who detest Halloween. A 2015 Lifeway Research study shows that 21% of American Christians avoid Halloween completely. I’ll be the first to admit that Halloween is not my favorite holiday; I’m both jumpy and squeamish, and to this day I cannot stand with my […]

  • Thumbnail Evangelism professor talks to people while they’re waiting for the train Once a month I go out with Wheaton College students to share the gospel on the streets of Chicago. Many are intimidated by this kind of sharing. While I prefer ‘friendship evangelism’ most of all, marketplace evangelism is also a worthy enterprise. In fact, the Gospels and […]

  • Thumbnail The Directional Team of Christ Together Network talks “God’s Gospel Saturation.” Ed: Scott, what is Christ Together? What are you trying to accomplish? Scott Chapman: Christ Together is a network of local churches that band together to reach every man, woman, and child in their city with the Gospel. The idea is that when the churches of a […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Ministry in a Multi-faith Society Means Confrontation   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Learning from Paul at the Areopagus, the epicenter of evangelism Over the last five years, my family and I have had the privilege of frequently visiting missionary friends in Athens. Every time I have gone, I have made sure to visit the Areopagus, the scene of Paul’s address in Acts 17. Of course, you have to use […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Extreme Statements   1 year, 4 months ago · View


    However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me— the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.  Acts 20:24

    Paul wrote to Timothy, “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Six Themes of an I Am N Christian   1 year, 5 months ago · View


    What does it mean to be an I Am N Christian in the Middle East right now? How should their stories inspire us as Western Christians? I have had the privilege of meeting and hearing the incredible stories of some of these sisters and brothers during recent visits to Iraq and neighboring countries where The Voice of […]
  • admin wrote a new blog post: Died: Tim LaHaye, Author Who ‘Left Behind’ a Long Legacy   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Jerry B. Jenkins: ‘Thrilled as I am that he is where he has always wanted to be, his departure leaves a void in my soul.’ Tim LaHaye, the best-selling author best known for the Left Behind series , “graduated to heaven” early this morning after suffering a stroke at age 90. His family announced the news of his passing at a […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Don’t Just Pray Alone   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The world is desperate for people to pray with. Would you pay someone to pray for you? Beginning in 2011, the Christian Prayer Center charged people between $9 and $35 to submit a prayer request, promising ( fraudulently) that Prayer Center staff would intercede for their need before God. In the center’s four years of operation, 125,000 people sent […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Amplifying Evangelism—Doing Evangelism in the Workplace   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Integrating evangelism into our workplaces is critical. If the average person spends at least eight hours on work five days of the week, then in the span of a year, this adds up to 2,080 hours a year in the workplace setting and community. Even if this number is half of this, that’s still a lot of […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Around the World in 46 Chromosomes   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail I expected to discover myself in my DNA test. But I found us all.

    “And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: The Gospel of the Grace of God   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    The apostle Paul was consumed by a passion that was even greater than his desire for life or the dread of suffering. He had a ministry to fulfill and a message of salvation to deliver. His words in Acts 20:24 help us understand the foundational concept involved in our salvation. Paul called it “the gospel […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: The Mindset of a Persecutor   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    ThumbnailPeriodically as I read the Bible there are verses that pop out at me appearing as though I have never read them before. Reading through Acts 26, I was stopped-short by an amazing statement that never registered in my mind before. Paul said in verses 9-11: “I too was convinced that I ought to do all […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’: Saul, Peter, and the Skeptics   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    ThumbnailAs the NBC miniseries continues, it makes use of some texts outside Acts – but only some. Episode 9: “Saul's Return” Peter and Paul loom so large in the history of the Church, and are so frequently linked in the traditions of the Church—from icons and special feast days to the tradition that they were both executed by […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: The urban racial reconciler   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Jesus’ ministry largely focused on rural areas in the ancient Mediterranean world, while the Apostle Paul and his missionary colleagues traveled to the urban centers, where they could reach large groups of people with diverse backgrounds (see Acts 13-28). Paul knew then what many Western thinkers are beginning to understand now: If the gospel message […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: A Lent That’s Not For Your Spiritual Improvement   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailJesus’ 40 days in the wilderness weren’t about getting closer to God, either. Every year more and more evangelicals seem to be observing Lent. We’ve recognized it as a time of profound reorientation. We all are, as the hymn “Come, Thou Fount” aptly puts it, “prone to wander.” We are frail, sinful people who need to […]

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    Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi is flanked by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, left, and RespectAbility board member Doc Sweitzer at the 2013 launch of A Better Bottom Line, a National Governors Association guide for employing people with disabilities. (Courtesy of RespectAbility)

    WASHINGTON (JTA) – During this year’s State of the Union address, Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi was in a place familiar […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Racial or spiritual reconciliation?   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    “And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings” (Acts 17:26, NKJV). I’m going to state the obvious: Racial strife and division are the result of sin and will not cease as […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: How the Church Can Be Agents of Change   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailChristians must build bridges and love others if we want to live on mission. Churches cannot be simply concerned with effectively connecting within their own community (or their walls, if they have them). They must go beyond their walls. The obvious question is, "How?" It's hard because many churches become obsessed with their established way of […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Defending the Faith   3 years, 12 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIf God is sovereign and we are doing his will, why should we worry about a defense? Doesn’t that appear to be focusing too much on the mundane, too much on our own needs? Does it show a lack of faith? The point is that while it is true that God is sovereign and we are […]

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