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The Evangelism of Creation

Posted by Colby Kinser on

There is a wealth of ideas on how to share your faith, how to engage people in spiritual conversations, and how to present the Good News of Jesus Christ. Many are great - but some, not so much. But there's no one right, best way. It's helpful to know several ways, and especially helpful to be...

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Tags: creation, dei, discipleship, evangelism, missio

The Readable Bible

Posted by Colby Kinser on

The Readable Bible (https://readablebible.com/) is a Bible translation project started by Rod Laughlin, who lives in nearby Leawood. Rod has been a businessman and seminary student - but more than that, Rod deeply loves Christ and His Word. The main purpose of TRB is: "The Readable Bible is...

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Tags: bible, translation, readable

Seek Thee Counsel

Posted by Colby Kinser on

When I served at a church in Middle Georgia, I didn't have a single faith-informed counselor or therapist that I could refer people to. I never found one who had advanced skills in counseling along with a view of Biblical integration that I resonated with. Either they were too nouthetic...

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Tags: christian, counsel, counseling, therapy

Simpler, but More Effective

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Every year, PastorServe hosts a pastor appreciation breakfast for the KC Metro area. PastorServe exists to support and edify pastors, and thereby strengthen the church. Their primary ministry is to provide coaching for pastors. At these breakfasts, we usually get a bag of books or other helpful...

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Tags: colquitt, testimony, pastorserve

New Eyes for the City

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Sunday through Tuesday of this week I was in Wichita for the EFCA Midwest District annual conference. I've driven through Wichita on my way to and from Oklahoma and Texas a number of times, but I had never spent any time in the city. My friend Abdel, who spoke at our church in September and who...

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Tags: neighborhood

Going Underground

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Last Saturday night was the first of four monthly discussion groups for the "Go Underground" project. The idea is simple: gather two or more churches with very different racial demographics to simply discuss various issues related to race, race relations, racial wounds, and so on. We joined with...

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Tags: fear, go, race, racism, underground

We are Created!

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I’m writing this week’s article from Chicago at the annual EFCA Theology Conference held at Trinity International University (affiliated with the EFCA). This year’s theme is the doctrine of Creation, but with a focus that is perhaps unexpected. Rather than various speakers...

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Alleanza

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Alleanza When Jesus shares the Last Supper with His disciples in the upper room, He calls the bread His “body” and the cup of wine the “new covenant in My blood.” The old covenant was with the people of Israel as described in the Old Testament. He was creating a new...

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Tags: alliance, covenant, new

Prayer: Inner, Outer, Upper

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I have tried dozens and dozens of ways to organize my prayer life, all the way from no structure to NASA-level detailed. I've tried a Daily/Weekly/Monthly scheme. I've used the Lord's Prayer as a scheme, and even wrote about it here a few years ago. And so many more. These have all been good...

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Tags: prayer

Why Aren't You That Excited?

Posted by Colby Kinser on

As we approach the Super Bowl, we also approach all those annual comparisons between church crowds and football crowds. "Do you get as excited for Jesus as you do for a touchdown?" "You can't get up early enough for Sunday school, but you'll get up earlier than that to tailgate on game...

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Tags: idols, priority, sports, worship

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