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Where Have All the Church Planters Gone?

What’s the greatest hindrance to effective church planting? You might expect to get varied answers to this question from church planting theorists, strategists, and practitioners, but among those consistently participating in this conversation one comment bubbles to the top almost every time: A scarcity of prepared leaders. This wasn’t true …

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Secularism and Diversity: Lessons from Canada

Trinity Western University, a Canadian liberal arts university, planned to open a law school as part of its vision to prepare Christians to serve in public and civic life. It wasn’t long before their plan triggered the ire of provincial law societies. In the end, this case ended up before …

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Bethel Church Survives Redding Carr Fire, But Still Faces Heat

The main campus of Bethel Church, the nondenominational megachurch known for its charismatic practices and chart-topping worship ballads, has been spared threats by a wildfire raging in and around the congregation’s hometown of Redding, California. However, a different kind of firestorm—theological and social—has continued to stir online. The Carr Fire, …

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The Other Benedict Option: Humility

In sixth-century Europe, unprecedented chaos gripped the dying remnants of the Roman Empire. As Europe entered a period of political chaos and moral decline, a young Christian by the name of Benedict started a movement that would radically reshape Christian habits of life for more than a millennium. His primary …

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Pew: Why Americans Go to Church or Stay Home

About 2 out of 3 American adults who regularly attend church or other religious services say they go for their kids, for personal comfort, or to become a better person. The most important reason for going: to become closer to God. Yet 1 in 5 adults who attend monthly or …

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