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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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Fresh Expressions US: We’re Not Alone After All!

From the moment Melodee and I walked into the first session of the Fresh Expressions National Gathering, our hearts began to stir within us. Though we had been in many large momentous denominational gatherings throughout our 35-year ministry, neither of us had ever been in an environment like this before.

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Joe McDowell: Set Challenging but Reasonable Goals

My focus is on goals that we make for ourselves for personal growth. I will address goals we may make in three areas of our lives. They are spiritual goals, intellectual goals, and physical goals. These goals are typically not mandatory (though there may be some cases when they are) and these are areas of growth the Bible places emphasis on in some way.

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Ed Jordan: Lessons from a Scaredy-cat

Jesus died in our place in order to render all fear—including the fear of death—powerless.

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  • COL David Coggins Named the 11th President of Fork Union Military Academy

    Fork Union Military Academy has selected Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC, to serve as its 11th President. COL Coggins will succeed Rear Admiral J. Scott Burhoe, USCG (Ret.), who is retiring on July 1, 2018 after seven years as President. “The Board of Trustees is extraordinarily grateful to Rear Admiral Burhoe for his leadership,” said Board of Trustees Chair Paige …

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