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The Vital Lesson I Learned From My Miscarriage | RELEVANT

In one glittery episode of Sex and the City, Charlotte consoles Carrie over a disastrous date, perkily declaring she shouldn’t worry because everything happens for a reason. Watching the episode, it was easy for me to grant Charlotte and her stilettos as much wisdom as the Dalai Lama. “Everything happens for a reason” is a... Read more

5 Things We Learned Recording a Podcast Season on Race and Justice

When Jesus taught us how to pray, he said, Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. His prayer is our prayer. This coming Monday, October 5, we will launch season two of our podcast As In Heaven, with the title A Christian Conversation on Race and Justice. As... Read more

Lessons I Learned While Trying to Save the World | RELEVANT Magazine

I am a chronic idealist. Our cultures messages of save the world, lean in and YOLO (You Only Live Once) are metaphorically tattooed on my heart, fueling a million and a half dreams I have to help change the world for the better. As a twentysomething right out of college, I packed those dreams... Read more

What John Stott Learned about Theology from Bird-Watching

John Stotts Lesser-Known Passion John Stott is well known as an evangelist, preacher and writer, and a major influence of contemporary evangelicalism. But he was also a passionate bird-watcher. As a child, he collected butterflies. But, in the midst of a sibling squabble, a cushion landed on his collection. It was destroyed. So Stott turned... Read more

9 Important Things I Learned from My Dad

Chris Bolinger Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer I dont have a famous dad. His biggest accomplishment is likely when he earned a bronze medal in mens tennis (doubles) at the Senior Olympics officially known as the National Senior Games. That got his name and picture in the local paper, but that was all the fame it garnered.... Read more

3 Things I Learned from a Pastor Who Endured for 70 Years

Pastor Vernon Lyons is my wifes grandfather. In 1951, he planted a church in Ashburn, a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. And until this year, for nearly seven decades, he faithfully pastored that church. I suspect most in my generation dont know him. He wont headline any conferences this year. His Twitter following... Read more

What the Chinese language Church realized from COVID-19 – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] China (MNN) — For a lot of the world, the COVID-19 disaster remains to be ramping up. However as a substitute of origin, its affect appears to be dying away. That got here partially due to Chinas fast response. As quickly as China got here down with this COVID virus, and because it was... Read more

Classes Discovered Via Grief – Tim Challies

[ad_1] I have, in some ways, lived a very simple life. Positive, Ive had my share of difficultiesIve lived, in spite of everything, on this damaged world and never some good paradise. And whereas I do know there isnt numerous worth in evaluating my little struggling to different peoples larger struggling, nonetheless I perceive I've... Read more

What Ive Discovered in 15 Years as a Church Planter

[ad_1] I spend numerous time with church planters. Whether or not its Acts 29 evaluation conferences or Portico Churchs personal residency efforts, Im privileged to spend money on the following era of pastors. So many of those younger church planters I encounter are stuffed with Davids coronary heart, Mosess humility, and Elijahs conviction. Just a... Read more

Four Ministry Classes I Discovered as a Automobile Salesman

[ad_1] Pastor, I dont care what that guide says, thats not how we do issues right here! In poor health always remember these phrases directed on the Bible in my hand. 5 years later, I can nonetheless recall almost each element of that ill-fated enterprise assembly. Within the yr main as much as that night... Read more