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Sandy Grant

Down-under round-up: 15 April 2015

Sandy Grant

April 15, 2015

Here’s what caught my eye on the screen over the last week. Issue of the week Concern over the very real threats to religious freedom through accelerating discrimination, litigation and their threat continued to be discussed widely. But amidst all that, this needed saying. And bluntly. (And yes, I was challenged.) Man Up, Campus Christians—Your […]

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Colin Marshall

Six myths of discipleship

Colin Marshall

April 13, 2015

Myth 1: Discipleship is a second stage of Christian experience, after conversion. You can be a Christian but not a disciple. Many people think of discipleship as what happens after conversion. They think that it’s only after someone becomes a Christian that they ‘disciple’ them, by training them in the disciplines of the Christian life. In […]

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Sandy Grant

Down-under round-up: 9 April 2015

Sandy Grant

April 9, 2015

In the spirit of James 4:15, I intend to supply GoThereFor readers with a weekly list of what’s caught my ministry eye around the web. Given the speed of evangelical social media, I won’t bother trying to link to the latest or most popular items. That requires a daily service, and I’m certainly not Challies! […]

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Tara Sing

Add one or two

Tara Sing

April 7, 2015

I follow a very simple, and quite catchy, rhyme when it comes to training my youth group girls to do ministry: Do what you do, just add one or two. It was originally suggested to me by a friend at church and has stuck in my mind ever since as I think about what I […]

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Stephen Leston

Easter: Room for the world to worship

Stephen Leston

April 3, 2015

I am sitting in the Copenhagen Airport after spending the last several days in Norway talking with church planters from Norway, Estonia, Poland and the Czech Republic. We were discussing plans on training and releasing thousands of church planters into Central and Eastern Europe. It was an incredible time. As I was sitting and listening […]

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Six days of Easter studies and activities for kids

Rachel Macdonald

March 30, 2015

The advent calendars that children do over Christmas sometimes seem like they’ll never end. It’s too much for many families to realistically do a craft every day. But the Easter period is a lot shorter, often with less travel to distant relatives involved. This means that you may have some extra time at home with your […]

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All gospel, all the time?

Tony Payne

March 25, 2015

In response to my recent post ‘False gospels and me’, Neil Foster asked this: I find a dilemma. As a Christian person whose full-time job is not preaching, I find myself (even outside work hours) often speaking about issues that are not a central part of the gospel. Same-sex marriage and religious freedom, for example. Yet […]

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Complementarians and domestic violence

Tony Payne

March 18, 2015

Some recent articles in the Sydney Morning Herald have prompted a lot of discussion about domestic violence and its relationship to Christian teaching—especially complementarian teaching about submission in marriage (‘Submission is a fraught mixed message for the church’). It has been suggested that complementarians shouldn’t be silent on these matters (silence after all provides no guidance […]

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Those false gospels and me

Tony Payne

March 17, 2015

Mark Thompson’s excellent recent article, ‘What is the gospel?’, got me thinking along a number of different tracks. It stimulated me to ponder the relationship between the lordship of the risen Jesus and his saving work. It reminded me how common it has been in Christian history for people to confuse the gospel with its fruits […]

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How to train Bible study leaders: Ten Ideas for Training

Tony Payne

January 28, 2015

This article continues on from How to train Bible study leaders: Who should we train? In this article, we are focusing on leading a Bible study, but training in the biblical sense always involves the whole of the Christian life. That is, training is a ‘total package’ of mind and action. We can never just […]

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