The Border Crisis In Texas Personalized

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Ronnie Floyd at the Border

The news stories and pictures of the border crisis in Texas all became personalized for me on Tuesday. The children and young people we saw are real children and real young people. We saw children from seven to seventeen years of age, from the countries of Honduras, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico. On Friday, July […]


When Same-sex Attraction Hits Home: How Families Can Help

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Helping Hands

It’s a moment many Christians have had to face: a family member’s announcement that he or she is gay. Amid feelings of sorrow, guilt, fear and anger that families may experience surrounding such an announcement, biblical counseling experts say believers must have hope and realize that Jesus always changes those who come to Him in […]


To Grow Your Church, Know Your Culture

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Downtown

I talk with a lot of pastors and leaders. Pastors and leaders from different places and different sized places. Specifically, as I talk to pastors and leaders in rural places, in small towns, across the country, I hear desperation in their voices about their community. You see, I’ve come to realize that pastor and leaders […]


Why Hobby Lobby Matters

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SCOTUS

This is as close as a Southern Baptist gets to dancing in the streets for joy. The Supreme Court just handed down the Hobby Lobby case, and ruled that the government cannot force closely-held corporations to violate their religious beliefs in the purchasing of abortion-causing drugs. The ruling isn’t just a win for evangelicals, like […]


3 Signs That God is Moving in Your Church

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Wave

There’s no way to manufacture a move of God. Yes, we follow God’s heart and the Spirit’s leading to plan, pray and prepare in faith that God will move though all we do, but only He can make the move. At times, we may be tempted to “hype” things up to give the appearance that […]


How Denominations can Create National Evangelism Strategies

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People Walking

I am concerned. We live in a time when church planting continues to capture more of our attention, mission volunteerism continues to be on the rise, and yet evangelism seems to be on the decline. Now, I think I have the background and practice to say that church planting matters to me—deeply. And, mission volunteerism […]


Same-Sex Marriage and the Future

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Biblical Truth

The Bible tells us that the king of Israel once wanted to hear from the prophets, as to whether he would be victorious over his enemies. All the court prophets told him exactly what he wanted to hear. Yet the king of Judah, wisely, asked whether there might be another voice to hear from, and […]


The State of Evangelism

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Evangelism

We are in a time when it appears evangelism is on the decline. In my most recent episode of The Exchange I hosted Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg. We discussed the decline in evangelism and how to address it. I’ve talked about this on many occasions because it is a concern we should all share. […]


It’s Time to #PrayForHobbyLobby

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Hobby Lobby

On Tuesday, March 25, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the cases of Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood specialties versus the United States government’s mandate that employers provide insurance for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. This is a significant moment in the history of religious rights in America. To quote from Dr. […]


5 Reasons Millennials Aren’t Leaving the Church

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Young and Free

We’ve all heard the statistics about millennials leaving the church. We know that many millennials have left after high school or college, and we don’t know if they’ll return. We know they tend to view the Church as judgmental, too political, too fixated on sex, and generally out of touch with modern science and culture. […]


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