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It’s Official. We Need Prayer Support. It's gone full-on ridiculous now.

It’s Official. We Need Prayer Support. It's gone full-on ridiculous now.

We need prayer. I cannot believe the headwinds and obstacles we’ve been facing. I’m leading a team to develop the Spiritual Readiness Project, a high-level, long-term plan to equip pastors and lay people for the new challenges of the day. If that website loads for you, you’ll see more of what the project is and why it matters. If it doesn’t, see below. You’ve just gotten a taste of why we need prayer. Right Purpose, Right Team… We’re focused on…

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Five Things You Have Wrong About Christianity

Five Things You Have Wrong About Christianity

Which of these do you believe are true about Christianity in today’s world? 1. Christianity in our age is primarily a North American/European religion. 2. The typical Christian in today’s world is a Bible-belt American. 3. Missionaries are usually Europeans or Americans going out to upset other cultures. 4. Christianity is under siege and being squeezed out by science, modernism, relativism, and/or some other contemporary “ism.” 5. Miracles are rare: few people today have seen a genuine miracle in answer…

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More New Christian Blogs in 2011

More New Christian Blogs in 2011

Today I am at last finishing my series on new Christian blogs in 2011, with another six excellent blogs. Randy Everist is a frequent co-participant in the Christian Apologetics Alliance. His blog at Possible Worlds expresses his deep interest in theology and philosophy, as witnessed by his current critique of skeptic Michael Shermer (very effective), two recent posts on the Resurrection, a Brief Objection with respect to the Problem of Evil, and an offering on Beliefs, Free Will, and God….

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A Christmas Reflection: Incarnation, Mission, and Worldview

A Christmas Reflection: Incarnation, Mission, and Worldview

Here’s a completely different kind of Christmas reflection for you: my BreakPoint column, Incarnation, Mission, and Worldview. It begins, It was about a dozen years ago that our church’s pastor came back from a pastors’ conference and told us our denomination was growing rapidly everywhere in the world except North America. We were shrinking here, he said. I remember what I thought. I don’t remember if I said it to him out loud. In a way I hope I didn’t,…

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A Few More Thoughts on “Cru”

A Few More Thoughts on “Cru”

A week and a half has passed since Campus Crusade for Christ announced it is changing its name to Cru. There has been a lot of support expressed for the change, for which we in Campus Crusade/Cru are grateful. The criticisms seem to be of four general kinds: That Christ is dishonored by our removing his name from the name of our ministry. That the name doesn’t mean anything. That this may be the start of a slide into liberalism…

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Is Campus Crusade Falling Away From Christ?

Is Campus Crusade Falling Away From Christ?

Update: See also It’s Not About Us I am a long-term staff member with Campus Crusade for Christ who has believed that it was time for a change in our movement’s name. Last Monday the announcement was made that our U.S. ministries would become “Cru.” In this article I am speaking for myself and not for Campus Crusade’s senior leaders. For me the change was welcome. Not all are so convinced it’s a good thing. Some observers in the blogosphere…

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Try This Fascinating Matching Game!

Try This Fascinating Matching Game!

All figures refer to the United States unless otherwise specified. Main Section A1. Amount spent on entertainment and recreation A2. Amount spent on state lottery tickets A3. Amount spent on pets A4. Amount spent on jewelry A5. Amount given to all overseas ministries (denominational, interdenominational, independent) A6. Amount required to lift the world’s poorest one billion people out of extreme poverty A7. Additional amount required to supply primary education to every child in the world A8. Amount required to bring…

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