Can the Church Actually Restore Civility to Our Culture?

Can the Church Actually Restore Civility to Our Culture? by THOMAS MCDANIELS for Charisma News The last decade ushered in a shift in how we relate to those of opposing views. Civility in the areas of politics, religion, and government is stretched thin. This is certainly not the America we once knew. The cultural landscape in how we share opposing views is different than in former years. Our nation is in disarray, and the political parties are polarized. We are hard-pressed to find a healthy, robust conversation with opposing views.…

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Can We Stop Young People From Walking Away From The Church? (Podcasts)

Can We Stop Young People From Walking Away From The Church? (Podcasts) by Pastor, Ravi Zacharias for Just Thinking What can we do about the amount of young people walking away from the faith? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias is joined by John Lennox and Louie Giglio during a recent Church Leaders Conference to discuss this growing issue. Part 1 Podcast HERE >>>   How can we share our faith with compassion and confidence? On today’s episode of Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias is back with John Lennox and Louie…

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Look for These 7 Church Trends in 2020

Look for These 7 Church Trends in 2020 by THOM RAINER for Charisma News Offering trends are a worthless exercise if they have no connection to reality. For over 15 years, I have suggested trends in churches that may become movements of reality. On an occasional basis, I review all of my prognostications to see if they came close to reality in just a few years forward. So far, my prediction accuracy rate has been almost 90%, depending on how long you allow the trend to become a reality. For…

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The Real Reasons People Are Leaving Church—And Why You Shouldn’t Follow Suit

The Real Reasons People Are Leaving Church—And Why You Shouldn’t Follow Suit by THOMAS MCDANIELS for Charisma News GNN Note – Being “woke” rarely works out. ****** Have you ever heard someone say, “Pastor, we are leaving the church and it’s our fault”? I haven’t. Can we find good reasons to stop attending church? Absolutely. Can we find personal reasons to divorce our wife or cuss out our boss? Sure. Should we divorce, cuss out the boss or leave church? Most likely not. There are multiple reasons to stop attending…

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Globalists Are Using Puppet Churches to Enslave Humanity

Globalists Are Using Puppet Churches to Enslave Humanity by Fr. Zechariah Lynch via Russia-Insider In America, we have a convenient delusion that is maintained through various means. This delusion is the “separation of church and state.” On the contrary, the U.S. Government is most willing to utilize “religion” for the propagation of its agenda. In fact, it is, I believe, not a stretch to posit that the current global agenda is extremely religious in nature. It is not at all anti-religious, it is, although, completely anti-christian. (Those who advocate for…

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The Life of the Church (Podcast)

The Life of the Church Podcast by Dr, Pastor John MacArthur for Grace to You You probably know how to glorify God in your day-to-day life. You understand what He expects from you as an individual believer. But what does God expect from you when you gather with other Christians at church? And how can He be most glorified in corporate worship?Find out on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur. Part 2 What does a faithful church look like? Why did God even create the church? Is it here to…

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Charles Spurgeon’s 4 Irrefutable Keys to Church Growth

Charles Spurgeon’s 4 Irrefutable Keys to Church Growth by LARRY TOMCZAK for Charisma News Charles Spurgeon has rightly been acclaimed as the “prince of preachers.” Apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelists and teachers honor him as probably history’s greatest pastoral leader. Mr. Spurgeon had a megachurch before the term existed. He ministered weekly to over 10,000 in his Metropolitan Tabernacle pulpit without amplification or the benefit of social media. Ministering over four decades, he’s considered one of Christianity’s most prolific communicators. It’s unprecedented that his 63 volumes of over 4,000 sermons are still…

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Cyborg Church: One Body, Many People

Cyborg Church: One Body, Many People by BRAD D. STRAWN AND WARREN S. BROWN for Christianity Today Recently I posted this on Facebook, “Answer with the first thing that comes to your mind, why do you go to church?” The vast majority of the answers were related to obtaining some kind of experience: closeness with God, worship, to be fed, to obtain knowledge. The far and away number one answer was “for community/fellowship.” Yet I wonder whether what these experiences have in common, even the desire for community, is the…

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The Crucial Differences Between Secular and Kingdom Churches

The Crucial Differences Between Secular and Kingdom Churches by JOSEPH MATTERA for Charisma News The objective I have in this article is to illustrate the role and function of the two ekklessias mentioned in Scripture as highlighted in the narrative of the church of Ephesus in Acts 19. The True Ekklesia As many of you already know and understand, the word ekklesia is used by Jesus, as seen in Matthew 16:16, to describe His followers when He launched the kingdom of God. The biblical meaning of ekklesia has to do with the community of Jesus’s disciples…

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