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(This article originally on the website of the Fuller Seminary De Pree Center) “If I could retire today, I would,” a pastor told his executive coach recently. But he can’t retire and he wonders how he is going to make it through this most unprecedented moment. As the global pandemic and the economic recession stretch […]

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J.R. Briggs

Here are seven practices for how you can move from hanging out to helping people connect with Jesus.

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This Undivided Life is a podcast that aims to give you real advice to help make life whole again. Troy Mclaughlin, co-host Scott Perkins and guests talk real life. Bypassing simple platitudes and the generic “just love yourself” gibberish, they dive headlong into the challenges pulling us a million different directions. Recently, Fresh Expressions US […]

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Gannon Sims

If you’re a frustrated Christian looking for a much-needed nudge to talk about the issues you’ve wished to talk about but didn’t think you could, The Sacred Overlap will prove to be a refreshingly hopeful companion. 

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As Christians, we’re called to live with our feet firmly planted in two different worlds: heaven and also earth. Jesus called his followers to pray the Lord’s prayer. That powerful line – your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven – is the overlapping world Jesus wants us to […]

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Dee Stokes

In a few weeks, I will be teaching a 4-session course on Cultural Intelligence for the Fresh Expressions Resilient Church Academy. This is my area of research and expertise and I love it! But so many are still not yet aware of how knowing culture can really benefit them. Culture is simply the way we […]

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Verlon Fosner

The Dinner Church movement is growing across the West. With traditional approaches becoming less and less effective in reaching secular populations, leaders are now reaching out for different sociologies of “doing church.” Interestingly, rebirthing an ecclesial form that dates back to the Apostolic Era is proving to be highly effective again in creating great commission […]

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Shannon Kiser

Recently, Phil Collin’s “In the Air Tonight,” which was originally released in 1980, hit the charts again. Why? Because twin You Tubers went viral. These Gen-Z teens have populated their YouTube channel with videos in which they record themselves listening to new-to-them songs. The viewers get a front-row seat to their reaction to songs that […]

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Kris Beckert

Fall means change—and 2020 will most certainly be no exception. Sure, the days will get shorter, the temps cooler, and deciduous leaves will turn hues of orange, yellow, and red, but in other ways, this Fall, still in the throes and unknowns of pandemic life, will be very different than previous years. This means that […]

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OlaDele Okuwobi

Love and Unity: Real Talk about Race from the Resilient Church Academy is available for HALF OFF when you register using the code “UL50”. After my wife and I had been involved in multiethnic churches for over ten years, we felt a distinct impression from the Holy Spirit during prayer, “I didn’t call you to […]

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