Category Archives: Christian church

“7 Benefits to Pruning” by Jock Ficken

Rev. Dr. Jock Ficken, the Executive Director of Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) writes, It’s no secret that the Church in the U.S. is struggling and declining; it’s well documented in many places. It’s no secret that this places enormous pressures … Continue reading

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God’s Love Defies Human Comprehension! Merry CHRISTmas!

God’s love defies human comprehension. Who of us can grasp that God loves His depraved and disobedient human creation so much that He assumes flesh and blood in order to bring about restoration and reconciliation between Himself and humanity? And … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas — “Time for an Outreach Upgrade” by Rev. Scott Gress

Scott Gress writes, Last week I tweeted, “What can you do to upgrade your Christmas service plans to more intentionally engage members and love visitors so more grow closer to Jesus?” You only get one chance to make a first … Continue reading

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Journey from Unbelief to Faith — A Video Bible Study Series produced by Lutheran Hour Ministries

Hosted by Rev. Dr. John Nunes, this four-session Bible study, Journey from Unbelief to Faith, offers the viewpoints of four people who have made a remarkable journey. Theirs has been a pilgrimage from the outer edges of unbelief and apathy … Continue reading

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church — Sunday, November 13, 2016

The theme for this year’s International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is 2 Corinthians 1:5, “For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.” “Pray for us …” is … Continue reading

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church — Sunday, November 13, 2016

The theme for this year’s International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is 2 Corinthians 1:5, “For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.” “Pray for us …” is … Continue reading

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The Church: Museum, University, or Lifeboat?

Keith Haney provides some thought-provoking ideas in his article, “The Church: Museum, University or  Lifeboat?” As you read his article, ask yourself, “Which image describes my congregation?” In my current ministry position, I see congregations at various stages of the … Continue reading

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Masih ki Awaz: Christian Ministry For the South Asian Community

Masih ki Awaz (Voice of Christ) brings God’s Word to the large and growing Greater Toronto Area South Asian Community over the radio every Sunday morning on AM 770 WTOR and all over the world through the internet. People have … Continue reading

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The Irrelevance of Faith — David Kinnaman

Christians face an unprecedented landscape at the intersection of faith and public life. Over 46% of our neighbors believe religion and people of faith are part of the problem in our communities, not the solution. As a growing list of … Continue reading

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Michael Frost — On Being Separate from the World

Author Michael Frost shares his view on the North American church’s use of resources and about a skewed theological framework about being “separate” from the world.

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