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Ed Jordan: Five-lettered Life Changers

Think of something, represented by a five-letter word, that almost everyone in the world has encountered and that often has changed the life of the person who encountered it. What would be the word you would choose?

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John Upton: Moment of Decision  

The Gospel plot could hardly be simpler. A man walks up to two fishermen saying, “Come with me,” and they get up and do it. Jesus sees two more fishermen, says the same thing, and they, too, get up and follow.  

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The V3 Movement: Stay? Go? A Better Question When Church Planting Gets Tough

Would you stay in the neighborhood if the church plant fails?

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Via Ethics Daily: Martin Luther King Jr. – Cultural Hero and Theologian

On this day, we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "[He] brought together in a significant way his rootage in the traditional theology of his academic preparation and the pressing needs of the context of racial oppression," Harris writes.

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Joe McDowell: Strong Motivation Required

Setting goals is one thing; following through is another. Staying on target requires strong motivation. Personal goals are much harder to reach, because the motivation to complete these goals often must be self-generated. In other words, no one else is "holding your feet to the fire,” so you must do it yourself!

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Ed Jordan: The God Who Moved a Mountain

After Christmas, many pastors take some time off to renew themselves after the onslaught of the work schedule of Advent and Christmas. I did this myself this year. The frigid temperatures and icy roads provided a good excuse to stay home. Around that time, a friend gave me a book titled: “The Man Who Moved a Mountain,” written by Richard C. Davids. It is the story of a man named Robert W. Childress, who grew up as a mountain man in a very rough, isolated area of the Blue Ridge mountains. It is the story of what God can do through one person committed to God and committed to loving the people God sent him--or her—to impact. I cannot tell you how strongly this book touched me, as someone who has given much of his ministry to ministering to those who often aren’t even visible on other peoples’ radar.

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