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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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The Shocking Reasons Christians Have Lost Credibility in Today’s Culture

We’d like to say we were shocked, but the truth is, we were expecting the criticism. My friend and marketing expert Jonathan Bock and I were asking people on the street what they thought about “Christians.” BY PHIL COOKE AND JONATHAN BOCK The response? Hypocritical, judgmental, harsh, phony, insensitive, bigoted, and exclusive. Not exactly the “Fruit of the Spirit” the Bible describes as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,...

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Greg Laurie and SoCal Harvest Aim to Ignite New Generation’s Jesus Revolution

Nearly 50 years after the Jesus Movement — one of the greatest spiritual awakenings of the 20th century — came to life in Southern California, local pastor and evangelist who was himself brought to faith in the movement, Greg Laurie, is seeking to spark a similar revival in the Southland. NEWS RELEASE Laura McGowan Communications Dedicated to sharing a message of God’s love and igniting a “Jesus revolution” in a new generation,...

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Every Man Ministries: Male Strength Under Attack

  Male strength is under assault in today’s culture. Strength without character is in the news everyday and it makes men appear appear just dangerous. But what does strength with character look like and would the world welcome it? We need strong men but the right kind of strong men – men who are strong and good. Dangerous Good: The Coming Revolution of Men Who...

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‘Dangerous Good’ Challenges Men  to Aggressively Live Out Their Faith

Kenny Luck throws down the gauntlet to a generation of men who have become comfortable with a culturally safe Christian faith in his new book, Dangerous Good: The Coming Revolution of Men Who Care (July 3, 2018, NavPress, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63146-890-2). NEWS RELEASE – A. LARRY ROSS COMMUNICATION “Too often men suffer from a malaise that leads them to settle for mediocrity, play it safe and blend into our broken culture,”...

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Sharing How a Life Sentence Became a Man’s Saving Grace

I don’t think my heart ever became evil until I engaged in more evil. If I continued the way I was, it would’ve been near impossible to get back to being a loving, caring, decent human being again. — Jojo Godinez Reformed: How a Life Sentence Became My Saving GraceBook description… Jojo Godinez grew up in L.A. County surrounded by gangs. The night he joined one, he swore to represent his...

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Soul Winning Made Simple

The word evangelism can conjure up a variety of images and thoughts ranging from world missions to flashy televangelists. Many faithful church members would answer, “Evangelism? Oh, that’s something our preacher does on Sunday morning.” BY DUDLEY RUTHERFORD Well, yes . . . and no. Many years ago I heard one of the greatest definitions of evangelism, and to this day it has stuck with me: evangelism is nothing more than mouth-to-ear...

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Is the Bible ‘God-Breathed’ or Just Compelling Literature?

We’ve all heard that the Bible is the Word of God. It is God’s special revelation given to us to guide us in the way of salvation and godly living. 2 Timothy 3:16 states that “all Scripture is inspired and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and training in all righteousness.” BY STEVE CHA What does it mean that God’s Word is inspired? One thing for sure, it does not...

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One-on-One With Karl Vaters On ‘Small Church Essentials’

Today, I’m happy to welcome Karl Vaters to The Exchange. Karl has been a small church pastor for 30 years and currently leads Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, California. BY ED STETZER He writes about the value and needs of small churches for Christianity Today and is the founder of www.NewSmallChurch.com, a blog that encourages, connects, and equips innovative small church pastors. Below I talk to him about his...

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Evangelizing Brad Pitt and Other Celebrities: A True Story

One of the hardest mission fields on the planet is Hollywood. Unlike say a missionary in some distant jungle, you won’t meet a bunch of primitive savages that are out to stone or spear you for your faith. However, you will encounter opposition of another sort in Tinseltown. BY STEVE CHA This group is often characterized as the wealthy elite who are heavily trapped in a lifestyle of fame, money, and...

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