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Journalist Sophia Lee: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and Me

Reflections from a Korean-American on the film phenomenon. Over the past few months, many Asian-Americans have been quivering with anticipation for a movie they say they’ve been awaiting for too long: When was the last time we Asian-Americans had a major Hollywood production with an all-Asian cast? One that doesn’t involve karate chops, nerdy inch-thick glasses, and white-faced, oversexualized geishas? Trailers for Crazy Rich Asians ran on my social media...

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Communications Overload: When Saying ‘No’ is OK

Controversial question of the day: “Do you return every phone call, text message, and e-mail?” I’d love for you to answer in the comments section below, because I don’t. I don’t believe we’re obligated to respond to everyone who calls, e-mails, or otherwise reaches out. Certainly we want to be nice, and we never want to be rude or condescending. However, if you’re going to accomplish something significant with...

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North American Mission Board: Pray For Church Planters

A church planting core team is essential to the success of a church plant. These faithful servants often work full-time vocational jobs and work alongside the church planter to help execute his vision for this exciting new work. By North American Mission BoardHere are some ways you can pray for a church plant’s core team: 1. Pray that they would be disciple-makers. The call to make disciples is for all believers,...

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Pastors Need Non-Christian Friends

I have a confession to make. The longer I worked in ministry, the fewer people I led to Christ. Actually, it happened somewhat quickly. I started spending all my time with Christians. BY ANDREW ALESSO At one point I couldn’t identify any real friends that were in my life who didn’t go to church. Preaching was still a fruitful evangelistic activity for me, but I didn’t like who I had become. I...

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Chris Tomlin at SoCal Harvest Gives Glory to God [Together LA LIVE]

Prior to Sunday night’s SoCal Harvest Greg Laurie asked, “If you were to sum up the message of the Bible in one verse, what would it be?” He then went on to say in his tweet: Join us for the last night of the SoCal Harvest as we welcome Chris Tomlin, Phil Whickham and actress Madeline Carroll. My message tonight is “Forgiven and Free!”If you were to sum up the...

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Together LA Interviews SoCal Harvest Worship Artists Before Taking Stage [LIVE STREAM]

UPDATE SAT 8/18: Together LA chats with Jordan Feliz.UPDATE FRI 8/17 5:37 pm: Together LA chats with MercyMe and Passion before SoCal Harvest Friday Night.The 2018 SoCal Harvest kicks off this Friday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim and Together LA will offer exclusive free live stream interviews with worship artists such as Grammy nominated MercyMe (I Can Only Imagine), Chris Tomlin (the “most sung music artist in history”), and...

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The Book of Acts: The Never-Ending Story

Preaching the kingdom and teaching Jesus Christ is the perpetual purpose and calling of the Church, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa states in its post about Pastor Brian Brodersen’s message titled, “Book of Acts:The Never-Ending Story.” Taken from Acts 28, Brodersen gives his teaching in the final session of his Acts series. Watch and listen to his message below.He shares that the book of Acts doesn’t have much of an...

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Houston, We Have a Problem; The ‘Others’ Are Everywhere

The Others are everywhere. They lurk around every corner, in every mall, and in every restaurant and school. They serve you at theaters, teach your kids, take your money at the bank, and pour your coffee. Can you feel it? BY BOB FABEY Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from Bob Fabey’s book NotMyJesus taken from the “Houston, We Have a Problem” chapter with permission. Fabey’s commentary is also...

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Greg Laurie Launches #StandWithTheBible Rally Cry After Billboard Controversy

This year, evangelist Greg Laurie is asking those planning to attend the annual SoCal Harvest event at Angel Stadium (Aug 17-19) to not only bring unsaved friends or family members, but to bring a Bible. The campaign began as the result of a billboard removal controversy that over the last week has drawn national media attention. The Irvine Company, which removed the billboards promoting the Christian outreach event from the...

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Greg Laurie Wants to ‘Redouble’ Efforts To Share Gospel After Banner Ads Removed at Mall

UPDATE (Aug 8, 2018): Greg Laurie: Why are People So Frightened of the Bible? UPDATE (Aug 11, 2018): Greg Laurie Launches #StandWithTheBible Rally Cry After Billboard Controversy Evangelist Greg Laurie said that he wants to “redouble” his efforts after SoCal Harvest organizers were told by the Irvine Company that a series of advertising banners at Fashion Island in Newport Beach needed to be removed.The banners had depicted Laurie holding a Bible...

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