Tim Keller on Prayer; Disputing Matthew Vines; John Piper; Kevin DeYoung; Same-Sex Adoption; Christians Under Fire; Mark Howell

Weekend Links   Two days and my wife returns from a good visit with her mom in West Virginia. I’m looking forward to my lonely house being filled with her radiant smile and presence. This week’s links are filled with controversy. Good time to remember that Jesus is in control and is always trustworthy. Better … More Tim Keller on Prayer; Disputing Matthew Vines; John Piper; Kevin DeYoung; Same-Sex Adoption; Christians Under Fire; Mark Howell

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Thinking about Multi-ethnic Ministry

Friday is  for Heart Songs “The disappearance of nations would impoverish us no less than if all people were made alike, with one character, one face. Nations are the wealth of mankind, they are its generalized personalities: the smallest of them has its own particular colours, and embodies a particular facet of God’s design.” —Alexander … More Thinking about Multi-ethnic Ministry

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Incarnation: The Most Radical Intensely Local Ministry Ever

Thursday is for Discipleship (usually) The universe that God has created is magnificently vast. Scientists tell us it is filled with 100-200 billion galaxies. One recent formula put the number closer to 500 billion galaxies. That’s a galaxy for every  star in the Milky Way! Let me understate it. The universe is vast. The Hubble … More Incarnation: The Most Radical Intensely Local Ministry Ever

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How to Do Reconnaissance into the Neighborhood’s Soul

Monday Discussion [Revised and updated from 2010] Developing an “intensely local” vision for church planters and others who just want to make a difference. Thesis: To really get to know a community, you have to “press the flesh.” You need to develop real relationships with real people. This will involve changing both our mindset and … More How to Do Reconnaissance into the Neighborhood’s Soul

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