A 1hr a day reading list to make 2020 a year of theology – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Did you ever wish you knew more about theology or wanted to brush up on the basics? Maybe you’ve been a youth worker for years, but you skipped training and now you feel like you’re playing catchup? If you start the year right, then you can work in some new reading habits that – with a little commitment – should help you exit 2020 with a firmer grasp on Theology, the Bible, and Youth Ministry. There’s so much you can read,…

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Full Table of Contents for INSURGENCE – Beyond Evangelical – Christian Article

Every once in a while, one of my readers will do something that blows my mind. This week I received a remarkable testimonial from a reader about INSURGENCE: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom. This particular reader is going through the book with eleven others and he took the time and energy to create a complete Table of Contents for the book to help the group explore the many chapters within each of the six sections. The book doesn’t include this…

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The Gospel of the Kingdom is Now Hate Speech – Beyond Evangelical – Christian Article

We live in a day where people are offended by speech, especially speech that isn’t politically correct, whether you are on the Progressive Left or the Conservative Right. But this sensitivity is now extending to speech that’s not “religiously correct.” Preaching the gospel of salvation — in its present form — isn’t and will never be considered hate speech. It’s too tame. “Receive Jesus into your heart, and you’ll go to heaven when you die” doesn’t topple kingdoms, send panic in the…

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Being in the moment with people – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

  Photo courtesy of @kaneshow via Twitter What do you do if you’re a rock star and a ten year old super fan, who happens to have Down’s syndrome, gets super nervous and subsequently sinks to the ground upon meeting you backstage? If you’re Adam Levine, you ask the entire Maroon 5 band to join you in laying down on the floor near the boy as his mother cradles him. Then you chat. About life, music, and how cool it is…

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Guess Who Wrote This Unusual Letter – Beyond Evangelical – Christian Article

“Our son had done well. He went to good schools and graduated with accolades. He also served in the military for a time. He had a very promising career ahead of him. Unfortunately, he has joined an eastern religious sect. The members of this sect call upon him continuously. They have given him a new set of strange friends, a strange new vocabulary, and, well, he’s just different. He spends most of his time with the people in this sect,…

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Jim Wallace Interviews Frank on the Gospel of the Kingdom – Beyond Evangelical – Christian Article

Renowned cold case detective, Christian apologist, and bestselling author J. Warner Wallace (a.k.a. Jim Wallace) interviews Frank Viola on his signature book, Insurgence: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom. Frank, I’ve read many of your books and we’ve talked on occasion in the past, but some of my readers may not be familiar with you. Can you tell them a little about you? Let’s see. I grew up in New York where I pitched in Little League, leading the league…

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Another Way to Tell Which Kingdom You Belong To – Beyond Evangelical – Christian Article

Quick Update: My latest two books — Insurgence: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom and ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today — are on sale on Amazon right now. — There are two things that quickly identify what kingdom a person belongs to. One is how they speak – including the kinds of words they use. We covered this in Those Cussing Christians. The other is how they react when receiving a word…

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The Insurgence Podcast is Live! – Beyond Evangelical – Christian Article

I’ve been waiting a year to unveil The Insurgence Podcast. The idea of the podcast has been brewing in me even before I launched the book, INSURGENCE: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom. The podcast will feature a new episode every Tuesday. I have two conversation partners for the podcast. Partner A appears in the first two episodes. Partner B will appear in episode 3. Then each episode following will switch between partners A and B. You can listen to…

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The Race Card of Jesus Christ – Beyond Evangelical – Christian Article

Frank Viola is a best-selling author, A-list blogger, speaker, and consultant to authors and writers. His mission is to help serious followers of Jesus know their Lord more deeply so they can experience real transformation and make a lasting impact. See his About page for more information. This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by Frank Viola Read Full Article

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An Open Letter to Pastors & Teachers – Beyond Evangelical – Christian Article

For those of you who don’t know who I am, for over 30 years I’ve been involved in church planting, shepherding the Lord’s people, and training leaders internationally. I’m the author of over 12 published books, 8 of them bestsellers,published by Tyndale, Thomas Nelson, Baker, David C. Cook, and Destiny Image. In all my years of working with fellow teachers, pastors, speakers, authors, and bloggers, I’ve come to the conclusion that most Christian leaders today are plagued with one of two…

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