Category Archives: Church

Where Do We Get Our Narrow View of the Gospel?

by Bob Moffitt The youth in a church in Central America wanted to provide a day care for their community. They knew that single mothers, with no place to leave their children to find work, were prostituting themselves in their … Continue reading

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Tim Keller, Young Leaders, and the Mission of the Church

A vigorous conversation is happening today around the question, “What is the mission of the church?” A few weeks ago, Tim Keller addressed the topic in this blog post on the Redeemer City to City website. In the article Keller … Continue reading

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The Villars Statement: Looking at Relief and Development from a Biblical Worldview

Almost a quarter century ago a group of scholars, relief and development practitioners, and missionaries gathered near L’Abri Fellowship in Villars, Switzerland, to discuss, debate, and reflect on the state of global hunger and poverty and the Christian response to … Continue reading

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“Fighting for Our Daughters” – Only Dangerous Christians Need Apply

In August, I wrote about visiting a city church movement in Toowoomba, Australia. One of the leaders I met is Letitia Shelton, founder of City Women, the church’s response to the plight of females in Toowoomba. Letitia has written a book, Fighting for Our … Continue reading

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Restoring the Breach: A Conversation Between Practitioners in Africa

Too often, a truncated gospel message has accompanied our outreach efforts. As Scott Allen has written elsewhere, an artificial division between personal faith and daily life leaves a fragmented Christianity, full of gaps. The effects are perhaps nowhere more obvious than … Continue reading

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Halftime & No-huddle Offense: Two Football Metaphors for Today’s Church

A few years ago, I was privileged to worship with Dee and Allen Robbins at their church, Solid Rock Ministries, in Kona, Hawaii. I will never forget their Harley-riding pastor, James “Tex” Texeira. During his sermon, Tex asked the congregation … Continue reading

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God, the Bible, and Political Justice … continued

As believers today, our struggle with a split concept of reality is often revealed in our dualism between the Old and New Testament.  Jesus labors with our tendency towards this in Matthew 5: 17 “Do not think that I have come … Continue reading

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God, the Bible and Political Justice

If we are to think like the God of the Bible we must begin where He begins.  And God begins in Genesis with the creation of the cosmos, the earth, and everything in it.  Just two chapters are dedicated to this space-and-time creation … Continue reading

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No Hope for Today?

Darrow Miller, in an article entitled Agriculture and the Kingdom of God, includes this compelling example of what can happen when missionaries lose sight of the extent of God’s Big Agenda: About twenty years ago, evangelical missionaries moved into the … Continue reading

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A Child’s Imagination: Seedbed for Good or for Ill, Truth or Lies, Life or Death

Dr. Elizabeth Youmans, president and CEO of Chrysalis International and one of DNA’s ideas shapers, travels the world in her efforts to help churches effectively disciple children and youth. We are happy to offer the following excerpt from Dr. Youmans’s recent newsletter. … Continue reading

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