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Multiply: A better way to win the culture war
Nov11

Multiply: A better way to win the culture war

It’s probably going to get worse before it gets better. But that’s not a problem for the missional church. Christianity was born into a society that was crueler, more heartless and more decadent than our minds may imagine. Paganism ruled the day. The sick, the weak and the helpless were fodder for the cruel and powerful. Abortion, infanticide and child sacrifice were very common in the ancient world. In fact, children born with any...

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Evil multiplies, God hides
Jul06

Evil multiplies, God hides

“Yes, you are a God who hides, God of Israel, Savior” (Isa. 45:15, CSB). Why isn’t God more obvious? The question is often asked in many ways and in many contexts: When prayers go unanswered, why is God silent? When suffering or tragedy strikes, why would God allow this to happen? When struggling over the countless millions who don’t know about God revealed in Jesus Christ, why wouldn’t God want more people saved? When the “evidence”...

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Multiply: A tear from a glass eye
Jan28

Multiply: A tear from a glass eye

“He looked sad enough to bring a tear to a glass eye.” I heard this saying growing up, but now I was seeing it for myself. His name was Steve. I was a new church planter, and he was my first visit on the first week; a Baptist planting a church in a 97-percent Roman Catholic community, just 12 miles from the New Orleans International Airport. Our new community had the distinction of being named the Andouille (pronounced “On-du-ee”)...

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