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Whatever Happened to Communion & Baptism?

There is no greater signal that evangelicals have long forgotten their roots than the disrepair into which the sacraments have fallen in our day. By way of reminder, we should note that the Second Great Awakening began as a Communion retreat. Churches from all over gathered at Cane Ridge, Kentucky, …

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Prayer & Polarization

Polarization has been trending for a long time. Especially in politics, but also in education, religion, economics, race, and more. Even suggesting a place in the lonely middle-of-the-road can spark accusations of compromise and capitulation. Like the North Pole and the South Pole, polarization is about opposites that never meet …

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Releasing Resources: Diaspora & Dollars

“That is impossible. We have limited resources.” These are words I hear quite frequently in response to the challenge for national churches of low to middle-income countries to accelerate their participation in global missions. It is unfortunate that many vibrant churches feel limited by funding, when it need not be …

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Network Leaders & Hero Makers

The ‘Shalane Effect’ For the first time in 40 years, an American woman won the 2017 New York City Marathon! Shalane Flanagan crossed the finish line of the 26.2-mile race in a blistering time of 2 hours 26 minutes. Running experts are now calling her, “The greatest American distance runner.” …

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