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THE APOSTLES NEVER ‘SHARED’ THE GOSPEL, AND NEITHER SHOULD WE

www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/july-august/elliot-clark-evangelism-exiles-sharing-gospel. THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING ARTICLES I’VE READ IN A LONG TIME. IT IS A MUST READ. EVERY PASTOR AND CHURCH CAN BENEFIT. Pastor Frank By: Elliott Clark I first awakened to this reality while doing language study in Central Asia. As I took a course in spiritual terminology, a missionary teacher […]

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BIVOCATIONAL AND COVOCATIONAL MINISTRY

  www.christianitytoday.com/pastors/2019/spring/no-easy-calling.html? Three honest stories about its rewards and challenges. BY: LINDA W. PERKINS The Turbulent Calling of Bivocational Ministry Ministry is changing, and so is the profile of those going into it. For many, it is no longer about leaving another life behind; it is about answering God’s call alongside—or even within—the vocation one […]

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MY MOST RELIABLE MINISRY TOOL: KEEPING MY MOUTH SHUT

https://www.christianitytoday.com/pastors/2019/july-web-exclusives/most-reliable-ministry-tool-mouth-shut.html DOING COUNSELING? PLEASE READ! In a world of noise, people need us to listen with God’s ears. BY: CHRIS NYE I was only 21 years old when a family asked if they could meet with me to discuss how their marital difficulties were affecting their teenage daughter and son. At the time, I had […]

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CHINESE AUHORITIES BLOW UP CHRISTIAN MEGACHURCH WITH DYNAMITE

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-christianity-religion-crackdown-megachurch-chinaaid-golden-lampstand-church-linfen-communist-a8156031.html? Chinese authorities blow up Lampstand Church with dynamite in LinFen, China, Pop. 4.3 million. ‘The repeated persecution… demonstrates that the Chinese government has no respect for religious freedom or human rights,’ says Christian group. By: Chris Baynes of The Independent Chinese authorities have demolished a well-known Christian megachurch, inflaming long-standing tensions between religious groups […]

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THE BATTLE FOR GAINESVILLE HAS NOT BEEN WON, BUT IN JESUS’ NAME IT HAS BEGUN

  By: Frank G. Tunstall The pastors of fourteen congregations of different faith groups in Cooke County in Northern Texas joined together in Gainesville, Texas on May 2 to participate for the first time ever in the National Day of Prayer. Gainesville is the county seat and the home of Hope Connection IPHC, a Heartland […]

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EVANGELISM IS MORE PRAYER THAN ACTION FOR PROTESTANT CHURCHGOERS

www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/april/evangelism-survey-protestant-churchgoers-prayer-invite.html By: Aaron Earles Most Protestant churchgoers say they are eager to talk to others about Jesus, and are praying for opportunities to share their faith. But most say they have not had any evangelistic conversations in the past six months. The 2019 Discipleship Pathway Assessment study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found excitement and eagerness […]

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Pennsylvania Democrats: Allah is fine, Jesus is not.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/todd-starnes-pennsylvania-democrats-allah-is-fine-jesus-is-not By: Todd Starnes William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) established a colony where people of faith could practice whatever religion they desired. Pennsylvania became the only colony without a state-run church. Penn’s gift to America was freedom of religion, the right to practice one’s faith in the public marketplace. “All Persons […]

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SEXUAL ABUSE AND THE CLERGY

 www.snapnetwork.org/abuse of faith_feb19 Debbie Vasquez at 14 By:  SNAP  Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests February 19, 2019 SNAP is the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious and institutional authorities (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, coaches, teachers, and others). She was 14, she said, when she […]

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AFTER MAJOR INVESTIGATION, SOUTHERN BAPTISTS CONFRONT THE ABUSE CRISIS THEY KNEW WAS COMING

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/february/southern-baptist-abuse-investigation-houston-chronicle-sbc.html I have absolutely no desire to gloat over what our Southern Baptist friends are walking through; instead, I hurt with them. My goal with this blog is hopefully to warn us all, sharing what is now public information. I lived through a sexual abuse lawsuit in my tenure as a conference bishop when a Christian Day School […]

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U.S. MISSIONARY, AN ORU GRADUATE, KILLED BY ‘WORLD’S MOST ISOLATED TRIBE

 https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/november/missionary-killed-north-sentinel-isolated-island-tribe-chau.html? John Allen Chau returned to the prohibited island even after being shot: “It’s worth it to declare Jesus to these people.” BY: KATE SHELLNUTT  A 26-year-old American missionary was killed on a remote island off the coast of India, where he attempted to share the gospel with the most isolated tribe in the world. All […]

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