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Think Again: Why Religion is Good for Us

Today’s post is written by Mark Clark. Mark is Senior Pastor of Village Church in Vancouver, a close friend, and co-creator of our courses The Art of Better Reaching and The Art of Better Preaching. By Mark Clark Religious people live, on average, seven years longer than non-religious people. “Hold on, […]


Roadblocks or Smokescreens?

By Craig Etheredge: Be ready to give an answer for the hope that you have. Questions The restaurant was packed and busy, but we didn’t notice. We were deeply engaged in conversation. “But how can I believe that the Bible is true?” he asked. “I think it is just a […]


It’s Not Your Fault

By Jim Putman: A few months ago I sent out an email to my readers asking them to share their number one problem when it comes to making disciples. I received many, many emails. A number of different themes came up as I read through them, but one thing in […]


The Lure of Temptation

By Craig Etheredge: Not only will this world resist you, but this world will also tempt you. The culture will oppose you, and if that doesn’t work, it will try to lure you away from following Jesus by enticing you to sin. Jesus experienced both. Those who opposed Jesus resisted […]


A New Year’s Resolution Worth Repeating

Home > Blog > A New Year’s Resolution Worth Repeating A New Year’s Resolution Worth Repeating By Michael Kelley Here we are, the first week of the new year. And because we are, most of us are considering resolutions. There are the standard promises of weight loss, gym membership, more […]


Real Faith Moves Past Fear

By: Brandon A. Cox Real Faith Moves Past Fear .et_post_meta_wrapper James’s chapter 2, verse 18 says, “Some of you will say you have I have faith, I have deeds: show me your faith without deeds and I’ll show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one […]


4 Attitudes You Can Choose Today

4 Attitudes You Can Choose Today .et_post_meta_wrapper by Brandon Cox: Sometimes God takes me back to kindergarten, spiritually speaking. I spend time reading theological treatises, but I sometimes forget the most basic and simple of truths. Here’s one of those basic truths I sometimes struggle with: We choose our attitudes. […]


Three Ways for the Church to Seek Peace

Home > Blog > Three Ways for the Church to Seek Peace Three Ways for the Church to Seek Peace By Josh Laxton The influence of Christianity upon Western society seemingly has become a past experiment. As the Enlightenment experience failed—failing to eliminate all societal ills and bring about a […]


When Depression is Demonic

When Depression is Demonic .et_post_meta_wrapper by Brandon Cox: As I’ve said in many other places, I’m a huge believer that Christians should approach the subject of depression and mental health holistically. That is, we must consider the medical, spiritual, physical, psychological, and emotional angles. We should see counselors, talk to […]


Recommended Resources for Disciple Makers

by Jim Putman: If you have read my books or posts or listened to my sermons, there should be no doubt in your mind that I believe discipleship begins with and is sustained by relationship. However, disciple makers also must be ready to give an answer, defend the faith, and […]