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You Want It All? Surrendering Every Part of Me

If you’re like many believers, you feel confident you’re past the magic-lamp phase of prayer. You understand surrender. You understand God’s will. And yet, no matter how good we are at surrender, we each hold...

From a Life Without Limbs to a Life Without Limits

Nick Vujicic came into the world with no arms and no legs, but only a six-inch appendage with two toes on the left side of his torso, and no medical explanation. The whole church wondered why God would allow...

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“Mark, I don’t even know where to begin,” Matt stated as we talked over coffee. “The needs of my church are so great that I often feel paralyzed. I don’t know what the first step should even be.” It can seem overwhelming for a church to care for the vast needs of the...

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A few years back, I was representing my Camp at a Christian Youth Conference.  To encourage people to stop, we usually tried to have something “fun”.  In the past, we used drawings for prizes, free candy, illusions, balloon animals, and more. This year, however, I...

What is Intercultural Evangelism?

What is Intercultural Evangelism?

Sadhu Sundar Singh, a beloved Christian from India, told a story of a high-caste man in India who collapsed from heat exhaustion while waiting on a railway station platform. He explained, someone ran to the faucet, filled a cup with water, and brought it to the man in...

Five Action Steps the Church Can Take to Care for the Lonely

Five Action Steps the Church Can Take to Care for the Lonely

“Mark, I don’t even know where to begin,” Matt stated as we talked over coffee. “The needs of my church are so great that I often feel paralyzed. I don’t know what the first step should even be.” It can seem overwhelming for a church to care for the vast needs of the...

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A few years back, I was representing my Camp at a Christian Youth Conference.  To encourage people to stop, we usually tried to have something “fun”.  In the past, we used drawings for prizes, free candy, illusions, balloon animals, and more. This year, however, I...

What is Intercultural Evangelism?

What is Intercultural Evangelism?

Sadhu Sundar Singh, a beloved Christian from India, told a story of a high-caste man in India who collapsed from heat exhaustion while waiting on a railway station platform. He explained, someone ran to the faucet, filled a cup with water, and brought it to the man in...

Love Your Enemy

When we read what Jesus says about loving our enemies, it can be tempting to soften his words. Can we take this another way? Maybe he didn’t mean...

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