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If you think Snapchat is only for teens or millennials, then you are completely wrong. It might have more millennials on it, but that doesn’t mean that it’s the only group of people who are using it. I believe that churches can use this medium to reach more millennials for Jesus. Here is why and how Continue Reading…

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The way people consume content and the amount of times people actually come to church has changed dramatically in the last few years. It is now considered normal for even the most committed church attenders to attend church a maximum of two times a month. And attending church twice a month is considered by those attendees as being super committed to the local church. This is happening because the way in which people do “church,” is taking on new forms. 

The bottom line is this: The methods have changed but the message has always stayed the same. If you are a pastor or a church leader or care about your pastor or church leader, you need to pay attention to the seismic shift in human behavior. In this post, I want to help church leaders and those that care about the message of Jesus to be heard by as many people as possible, five ways to reach more people using social media. Continue Reading…

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Today, by a vote of five to four the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex couples may now marry in all 50 states, striking down the bans of states who have attempted do so. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jim Obergefell in Obergefell v. Hodges, a conglomerate of cases suing for the recognition of same-sex marriage.

There is no other issue that more clearly defines our cultural crisis as does the issue of homosexuality. This is also an incredibly difficult topic to discuss because it is emotionally charged for people on both sides of the debate. If you are alive and breathing, most likely you have a very strong opinion on this subject. So the question I would like to answer in this post, is the following: How should the church approach homosexuality? Continue Reading…

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All of Western Christendom is experiencing a social media storm regarding the firing of Phil Robertson, patriarch of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” because of comments he made during an interview with GQ. He made comments that were obviously contrary to what our culture deems tolerant. He said that homosexuality is a sin and that logically, a man should only have intimate relations with another woman. I know, this is incredibly shocking statements coming from someone who professes Jesus as their Savior and believes that the Bible is the Word of God. But amidst all the noise about why Christians are being persecuted, that we have no freedom of speech and that we are being attacked, here is why I think Christians need to take a deep breath for duck’s sake and calm down. Continue Reading…

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Someone once said that if a lie is told often enough, it will be believed as truth. Unfortunately, this has happened in Christianity. Growing up in the church, you meet a lot of different people who have an interesting way of interpreting the Bible. I believe that many of these lies often came from a folk theology which creates a hybrid of tradition and Scripture, thereby creating a Faux-ology. Continue Reading…

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There is no other issue that more clearly defines our cultural crisis as does the issue of homosexuality. This is also an incredibly difficult topic to discuss because it is emotionally charged for people on both sides of the debate. If you are alive and breathing, most likely you have a very strong opinion on this subject. So the question I would like to answer in this post, is the following: How should the church approach homosexuality? Continue Reading…

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I had a conversation with a friend recently which was really eye-opening. He told me about a huge regret that he had. For about one decade of his life, there was no clear mission or vision in his life. He knew there was more to life, but failed to realize what to do with his life. This time was spent on trivial matters that did not at all make a significant impact upon the people around him. When this season ended and a clear call from God was finally realized, the one piece of advice that he had for me was this: Continue Reading…

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This past Sunday, we celebrated six months since the launch of a brand new English service at The Slavic Church | Orange County. It has been exhilarating to see what Jesus has done in just half a year. By some estimates, less than five percent of Russian churches in the United States have launched a fully functioning English service. Because this is such unchartered territory, our only blueprint was the grace Jesus provided, a lead pastor who decided to step out in faith and a dedicated team, full of dreams and visions. Continue Reading…

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All they care about is their traditions. They are stuck in the ’90’s. They don’t care about reaching the culture with Christ. They are resistant to any change. They do not want to assimilate to their local environment. Young people are not welcomed there. These are all things that I have heard from people who choose to speak using superlatives –  with the subject being the Russian Church in the United States.

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A fellow blogger posted some great content surrounding his concerns with the missional movement.

The post is actually very balanced, fair and encouraging. Take a look at what he said in its entirety by clicking here.