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God Moving In Los Angeles: A Conversation Worth Having

In what began as a conversation about the movement of God in the City of Angels a few years ago in the form of a three-day conference continued last summer in a panel discussion with four pastors from four corners of the county. And in light of all that’s transpired over the last three years, with God still on the throne, it’s important to continue that conversation. BY ALEX MURASHKO Los...

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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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Prodigal Father: I Went to Skid Row to Find Him

I grew up in a two-parent household until I was in the 2nd grade. My father was my world. He was a business owner and entrepreneur. He had his own roofing company and took care of my mother, younger sister and I on his income. BY PETE WATTS He was a very bright man. He was highly intelligent and had an impeccable memory for things. I remember a time when...

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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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God To Legalists: ‘You don’t love me or each other as you did at first’

Sadly, there are evangelical Christian churches that have good doctrine and are passionate about evangelism, but fall into overbearing legalism. This results in a church culture that is rigid, strict, and lacking in grace, patience, and tolerance. The end result is that they become like the Ephesus church in Revelation 2:1-7. BY STEVE CHA PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE Editor’s Note: This article is the last of a two-part series on “Is Your Church Guilty...

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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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Stories From Skid Row: Angela’s Story

After Angela and her four children were evicted from their apartment, they were reduced to sleeping in the metro station. An officer noticed and referred them to Union Rescue Mission. LETTER FROM REV ANDY BALES, CEO UNION RESCUE MISSIONIn Los Angeles, women and children make up 40% of all people experiencing homelessness. This is unacceptable. Angela’s story is representative of the 215 single mothers and children who currently reside at Hope...

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