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Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions National Gathering: Good Intent

April 19, 2016

“Changing church for a changing world” – this little statement was the banner atop the Fresh Expressions signs, and summarizes well the overall mission of Fresh Expressions.

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Marriage: Died of a Theory?

March 31, 2016

Terming our cause “traditional” or “natural” marriage surrenders the point: Marriage is what marriage has always been. Anything else is faux marriage.

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Book Review: Why bother with church? by Sam Allberry

March 30, 2016

It’s no secret that the Church gets a bad rap with many people. Yet, for the Christian, the Church is not a building or meeting to attend.

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Christianity, Environment, & Economic Development

February 17, 2016

Researcher Vijay Jayaraj explains why it’s so important that the Church gets it right on the environment and economic development.

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Christian Worldview Loneliness in Church

February 9, 2016

It is one thing to differ on music styles with your fellow church congregants. It is another to disagree on the sacredness of marriage and life.

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Top 10 Quotes on the Church by Martin Luther King Jr

January 18, 2016

Today Americans commemorate Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Here are ten key quotes from King about vital Church-related topics.

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Lincoln’s Warning to Modern Americans

December 1, 2015

If we expect God to bless America, we need to bring our laws and way of life into alignment with His word. Our country and our freedom depend on it.

Just one of many burned churches in northern and central Nigeria (Photo credit: Sharia Unveiled)

“This May Be Our Last Communion”

August 13, 2015

“You taught us that Jesus is worthy dying for,” the Nigerian Christians told their pastor. “This may be our last Communion. We will take it and die.”

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Washington National Cathedral Celebrates Gay Marriage Decision

July 7, 2015

LGBT-affirming churches are openly celebrating the gay marriage decision as a gift from God. What impact will this have on faithful churches in a post-Obergefell v. Hodges world?

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“Our Father” or Fairy God Mother?

June 9, 2015

The Church of England wants to address God as a female. Does God get a say in this?

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The Call of Conscience

May 20, 2015

In a recent article, I noted UMC Bishop Mel Talbert’s appeal to conscience as a justification for violating the rules of the UMC Book of Discipline which he had agreed to live by. This…

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Iran’s Spiritual Challenge to American Christians

March 3, 2015

Nine years ago liberal American religious activists like pacifist Jim Wallis of Sojourners created a “Words, Not War, With Iran” coalition to organize against decisive U.S. action against Iran’s nuclear program.  Revealingly they urged:…