Category Archives: Christian church

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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Equipping the Parents of Prodigal Young Adults (A Free Webinar) on January 23, 2016

Lutheran Hour Ministries is hosting a live, one-hour (free) webinar: Equipping the Parents of Prodigal Young Adults with guest speaker, Paula Isakson on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 10:00a.m. Many Christian parents are devastated to see their children leave the … Continue reading

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Iran: I Forgive You

Gilbert was 17 when his father was stabbed 26 times with a knife and killed for his faith and ministry in Iran. God transformed the tragedy into a profound testimony when Gilbert forgave the persecutors. Gilbert wrote this song and … Continue reading

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Thinking Christianity is Dying? No, Christianity is Shifting Dramatically

The Washington Post published an article by Wes Granberg-Michaelson on May 20, 2015. The author observes that Christianity is actually growing … in other regions of the world! he writes, While Christianity may be on the decline in the United States, … Continue reading

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The Second Largest Religious Faith in Canada? Nothing

In 2013, Global News reported that Canada is becoming increasingly a nation of non-believers.  In an article written Laura Stone, the author observes, While the largest faith in Canada remains Christianity, nearly one-quarter of Canada’s population has no religious affiliation, according to the … Continue reading

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