Cooperation Essentials

There has been a lot of conversation about cooperation within the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Program. It is easy to criticize what we have, but it is equally important to understand the value and benefit of it as well. Not only is the Cooperative Program an extremely successful funding machine, it also supports […]

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Musings and Meditations

“Mission is the Mother of Theology” — Martin Kähler That word strikes dread in the heart of many Christians. Some think theology is a boring series of lectures, devoid of any practical application. Others are concerned that it is the tool preachers, and other leaders, use to bully people or create division. These reactions are […]

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The Little Things Make the Biggest Differences

Last week I pointed out how observing the ant in Proverbs 6 could make us more effective evangelists. This week I look at the back half of Proverbs 6:6—11 and point out some important lifestyle pointers for ministers and missionaries. Go to the ant, you slacker! Observe its ways and become wise. Without leader, administrator, […]

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“Mission is understood as being derived from the very nature of God” — David Bosch Where did the idea of missions come from anyway? Missions is expensive. Missions is inconvenient. Missions is frightening. Missions is frequently promoted with guilt and seems impossible to accomplish. There is no question these statements are true. But these, and […]

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What can an Ant teach us about Evangelism?

Proverbs 6:6–11 challenges the reader to observe an ant to gain inspiration for daily life. Many have used these verses for business and personal management. This post considers the ant in relationship to the spiritual discipline of personal evangelism. Last week, I gave some simple solutions to common problems with personal evangelism. You can see […]

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 “All roads lead to the judgement seat of Christ.” Singer Keith Green Does it matter what a person believes, as long as they sincerely believe it? One popular answer to this question is, “No.” Religion, they claim, is man’s attempt to find peace with God and whatever works for you, is perfectly acceptable. Some even […]

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“I love to live on the brink of eternity.” David Brainerd What concerns you daily? Do you worry about finances, children, health, or a job? These concerns are all normal, yet we are frequently distracted by earthly issues and we ignore eternity. The Psalmist wrote: “My life span is nothing in Your sight. Yes, every mortal […]

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“We must be global Christians with a global vision because out God is a global God.” John Stott The current political scene is a difficult for many Christians. One of the most hotly contended issues concerns international relationships and immigration. Many have expressed opinions about the role one nation should play on the world stage […]

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Alcohol: It’s about the Mission not Morality

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #1 most viewed read post of the The use of alcohol among conservative Evangelicals has been in the news lately. Famous pastor confessed to abusing it as way of handling stress. Missiologist, Ed Stetzer, has observed that this new openness might come with an increase in similar issues.  (Click Link) […]

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