Revitalizer

Five Necessary Characteristics for a Church Revitalizer

What makes a pastor or a church planter great at what they do is not always the same as what allows a church revitalizer to excel...

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God’s Love Manifested in the Stories of His People

Amidst our missional and church planting efforts, we must not forget about the stories of individuals...

Virtues

Why You Can’t Name the Virtues

Our culture has abandoned a wealth of teaching on character formation. Let’s revive these lost arts.For the past several decades, American evangelicalism has been concerned about morality—and for good reason. Sexual promiscuity, pornography, abortion, divorce, materialism, racism, and countless other ills so permeate our culture—even among the churched—that they seem to be the rule rather than the exception...

silence

In the Beginning Is Silence

Christians have not forgotten God as much as set him on a shelf while we attend to more urgent business, like growing churches or preaching hope or fighting injustice. These are all righteous in their own way, of course—except when knowing and loving God becomes an afterthought or a means to an end...

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Your Digital Life, Hidden with Christ

Serving the God ‘who sees in secret’ in a world where there's pressure to post everything.The whole premise of social media is to reach as many people as possible, the more, the better. The frightening part about this logic is that it might be changing how we think about life. Can we enjoy a concert without capturing at least a part of it with our smartphones? Can we have a beautiful engagement without a hidden cameraman in the bushes to record the proposal?...

Stories

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    How to Avoid the Folly of the Pharisees

    You’ve probably heard someone say at some point “Don’t be such a Pharisee.” Typically these words are uttered when someone is being overly scrupulous in “rule keeping” in the Christian life. If there’s one type of person in the New Testament that you don’t want to be compared to, surely it’s the Pharisees. ..

Richard Silver

Tech Bites

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    Facebook’s ‘Secret’ File on You Is Bigger Than You Think — Here’s How to View It

    Facebook’s user data gathering prowess has been common knowledge for some time now, but one journalist’s impromptu experiment suggests it is even more ubiquitous and pervasive than previously believed. Nick Whigham, a reporter for the New Zealand Herald, decided to test out a feature on Facebook that allows users to download a ‘secret’ file showing how much personal history the company has gathered about them...