Category Archives: Christian church

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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Shaping Culture: What Message Are You Sending?

Rev. Scott Gress writes on his weekly blog, My father had a lot of sayings that he repeated to my sister and me. One he repeatedly said was, “anything worth doing is worth doing well.” I got the “Gress culture” … Continue reading

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Shaping Culture: Accidental or Intentional? — Rev. Scott Gress

Rev. Scott Gress writes, If the real issue is the culture of the congregation, then how does one embed new culture or change the existing culture in an organization like the church? Well, how do you raise children? How do … Continue reading

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“It’s Not About the Band!” — Part 3 by Rev. Scott Gress

“Go!” is highlighting, Rev. Scott Gress’ articles entitled, “It’s NOT about the Band!” Here’s the beginning of Part 3. So if you’ve been following this blog for the last couple weeks you know the answer: “It’s still not about the band!” … Continue reading

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Who Is Jesus? What Has He Done for Us?

For centuries, Christians have answered the two questions (Who is Jesus? What has He done for us?) by confessing the Nicene Creed: And [I believe] in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before … Continue reading

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Biblical Body Language — Rev. Michael Ruhl

In Mission Moments (March 1, 2016), Rev. Michael Ruhl, Director of Mission Training at the Center for U.S. Missions, discusses the significance of “body language” for the sake of God’s mission. He writes, While ‘killing time’ at O’Hare airport in … Continue reading

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