Matthew’s gospel ends with an incredible sentence that is seldom fully appreciated: “And surely I am with you always, even to the very end of the age” (Matt 28:20). It comes at the conclusion of my absolute favourite scripture: The Great Commission: "Then Jesus came...
Christmas is an announcement of the very best news in history: God is with us.
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An atheist, a Christian author, and a cameraman walk into a megachurch. It sounds like the preamble of a joke, but it is actually the premise of a book, “Jim and Casper go to church.” In a now-famous scene, amidst the noise, smoke and lights, self-professed athiest...
How do spiritual gifts affect church health? To give a real-life example, I had the pleasure of serving for almost 7 years on the staff of a truly healthy church. I realize how blessed I am to be able to say that. The church’s health affected me in every way, and I...
I've been meditating on Matthew 3:17 a lot this year, how the Father says of Jesus at his baptism, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” This is before Jesus is recorded as doing anything remarkable. It is not transactional, but is based in an...
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EDMDSI Gary Andrews talks about strategic initiatives, and what it looks like to have unity without uniformity.
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