Tag Archives: Evangelism

The Myth of “the Average Church”

“Ewww. This is nasty! Try some!” We all have that one friend, don’t we? And if we also have a smidge of morbid curiosity, we’ve joined them in one too many misadventures. It’s kind of funny when we’re visiting an ethnic … Continue reading

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Beyond the Coffee Cup…

My barista knows my name. Confession: I don’t go to Starbucks unless I have to. OK, no one has to go to Starbucks. I get it. But when I want good coffee and the cafe environment, I rarely go there. … Continue reading

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Gospel-Centered: You Keep Using That Word…

Dear Church Family and Friends*, If your ears are attuned to the Christian lingo of the day, you may have noticed a subtle shift over the past few years. Though previous generations of Christians often used the word “Gospel,” a … Continue reading

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Does God Care About Ninevite Kids?

So, there was this pastor in Tennessee who was going through his mail on a Monday morning. Preachers always get a lot of ministry junk mail in addition to the normal kind everyone else gets. New curricula, new seminars, new … Continue reading

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Those Judgmental Christians

If we cut John 3:16 out of the Bible, what do you think would become the most popular verse? The most oft-quoted? I’ve never done any surveys on this, but I’ve got a great candidate: Matthew 7:1. I’ll bet you … Continue reading

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The 4th of July and America’s Bible Verse

To my readers in other countries, this post is for all of us, but it has a particularly American flair for reasons that I hope will be made clear. Most Americans probably have no idea what the rest of the … Continue reading

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Out of Commission: Getting Every Christian Back to the Great Commission

I’ll confess, I bought this book for two reasons. The first and biggest – Curiosity It was released at the Spiritual Leadership Conference this summer in Lancaster, California, by the man at the helm, Pastor Paul Chappell. For a large … Continue reading

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