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April 25 2018 By dvirtue Keeping the Evangel in Evangelism: Why Evangelicalism Can't Abandon the Old, Old Story


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April 10 2018 By dvirtue Evangelism

We know that we are called to the task of evangelism. Many of us, however, are somewhat conflicted about the task to which we are called. While we appreciate the warmth and fervor of some evangelicals, many of us don't want to be considered Bible-thumping fundamentalists akin to some televangelists of recent decades.

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April 09 2018 By dvirtue How do I meet local Muslims?

Each city is different, but here are a few things I've seen work throughout Europe and North America:

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March 22 2018 By dvirtue LISLE, ILLINOIS: New Anglican Studies at Northern Seminary

The Anglican Studies Program is led by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter, Bishop of the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others, a diocese of the Anglican Church in North America. A popular author, speaker and adjunct professor, Hunter is also founder of The Telos Collective, a task force to equip Anglicans to engage culture with the gospel. Courses will be taught by a group of distinguished professors, including Bishop Hunter and the Rev. Dr. Jack Gabig of Trinity School for Ministry.

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March 08 2018 By dvirtue Deliverance in Anglican Pastoral Ministry

In anticipation of this event, Grace Wiley, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop of the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy (Bishop Derek Jones), interviewed the Rev. Dr. Mark Quay, president of the Society and author of A Minister's Manual for Spiritual Warfare (Resource Publications, 2015) about the need for trained deliverance ministers in the Anglican Church in North America.

What is deliverance ministry?

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January 20 2018 By dvirtue REVIVE! YOUR CHURCH THIS YEAR

As the dust began to settle after so many of us left The Episcopal Church, the AAC looked ahead and saw the coming need for church revitalization in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA.) The concern was, and is, that even though we have roughly 1000 churches, if these churches don't figure out how to do the hard work of fulfilling the Great Commission in our day, many of our churches will close. That's just not acceptable to us.

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December 25 2017 By dvirtue How three very different churches experienced remarkable growth

Some groups are experiencing substantial growth, such as HTB's church-planting network and Pentecostal denominations such as the Redeemed Christian Church of God, which now boasts 800 churches throughout the UK. But increase always begins at the local level. Here are three stories of individual churches seeing amazing growth in a variety of ways.

1. Multisite growth: The Beacon Church, Stafford

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November 04 2017 By dvirtue Celebrating the Reformation in Spain--which is 1% Protestant

Gibraltar, under the British Crown, was a haven for some of those who fled. One of those was a Catholic priest named Juan Bautista Cabrera (1837--1916). He arrived there in 1863. There in Gibraltar he attended Methodist, Presbyterian, and Anglican churches. While there, he translated much of Edward Browne's study of the Church of England's Articles of Religion. After the Spanish revolution of 1868 he and other reformers were assured of freedom of religion in Spain and so they returned.

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October 12 2017 By dvirtue A CHURCH IN NEED

But, as recent events of violence and terror show, Nigeria is also a suffering land. On May 18 and 19, 2015, armed militants descended on four small villages an hour outside of Jos. These members of the increasingly radicalized Fulani tribesmen killed 21 people--including a local pastor--and reduced many of the buildings to rubble.

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September 12 2017 By dvirtue First Impressions Matter -- Especially at Church

What are people's first impressions of your church? When we actually take the mission of the church seriously, go out from the church, build relationships with unbelievers, and get up the nerve to invite them to our church, what will their first impressions be if they come? Based on those first impressions, do you think they would come back? I'm not just talking about the landscaping although that's a part of it.

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