Gathering week by week is a work of service to your fellow worshippers and work of witness to those who do not believe. From Jared Wilson: One of the most countercultural things you can do is get up early on Sunday morning, put real clothes on, and drive to a church building. … In many …

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Daniel Darling on church being a snapshot of God’s grace and not homogeneous unit management principles: Sometimes, in our quest to create cutting-edge churches, we sacrifice our long-term futures for short-term benefits. I’ve often felt this way as I’ve walked into vibrant, well-known churches or as I attend popular evangelical conferences. It seems that we …

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Jared Wilson writes about the mission response to Gospel preaching and teaching. Christian ministry can’t be motivated by fear and guilt. The good news about Jesus doesn’t just tell Christians how to respond, it is the power by which they respond. Remember that the gospel will empower its own implications. So remind your church that …

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Sam Kim writes about the social media fueled anxiety that seems to be eating away at younger generations. Courtesy of Ed Stetzer’s blog: In a culture based on shame and superficiality, the elephant in the room, which is the pressure to be amazing, is always staring directly at us. If we truly want to win …

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More like two sides of one coin rather than two separate works. The church has an inward and an outward focus. Or, as Jonathan Leeman puts it, to be an embassy and an ambassador: The narrow mission of a church-as-organized collective is to make disciples and citizens of Christ’s kingdom. The broad mission of a …

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Akos Balogh writes a blog where he sees the world through a Christian lens. He lives in Lismore. In this piece he writes about a reflection provoked by his experience of trying to keep floodwaters out of his house. From the post, the lesson and the life application: Our house is built on the side …

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