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Surprised by Hope: Mission and the End of Time, Part 3

Hatred (Gen 4:8)  Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Because of the jealousy caused by sin, Cain became … Continue reading

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Surprised by Hope: Mission and the End of Time, Part 2

To understand our salvation, we have to understand what the Curse cost us. Multiply (Gen 1:28a)  God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.” Sex and bearing children aren’t … Continue reading

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Replanting a Church: Evangelism, Part 2

We are working through an article by Scott Thomas on replanting an existing church, that is, renewing a church so that it grows and matures as a church plant does. So how do we get our members to evangelize? Well, … Continue reading

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Communion Meditations: Discerning the Body

In a minute, I’m going to read two brief excerpts from 1 Cor 11. The church at Corinth was abusing the Lord’s Supper. Members were being thoughtless toward one another, particularly treating the poorer members badly. Paul responded by saying, … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry: Are We Seeing an Exodus Out of Youth Ministry?

This is another article from a while back originally posted at “Jesus Creed” by Chris Folmsbee. To me, it sure feels like there are more youth ministers leaving than what is usual.  Perhaps this phenomenon is only occurring in the … Continue reading

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Missional Living

I’ve got this weird attitude toward Mark Driscoll and his Mars Hill church in Seattle. I can’t help but admire the guy’s work and much of his writing. But his neo-Calvinism bothers me (the Calvinism part, not the neo-), and … Continue reading

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The Blue Parakeet: Missional Listening

McKnight argues that if we love someone, we’ll listen to his words. Therefore, our Bible reading must be a listening reading. Now, this seems pretty elementary, but consider what it contradicts – * Reading to prove yourself right * Reading … Continue reading

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Fixing Small Groups

I ran across this article and just had to share it. One of the nation’s fastest growing churches couldn’t get small groups right until they tried something radical — mission. I describe how we do this at my church in … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: Women and Men

Garrett’s tenth wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let us bring women into the church as equals; let us cease being male-dominated. I’m on record on this one. The Bible does not teach male domination of women. Rather, … Continue reading

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