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Category: Revival/Reform

Worship: Top 4 Liturgies!

What face does the church show the world? Mainly four, if we look at popular worship liturgies or “styles.” Drop in of a Sunday, and you will likely find one of four quite distinct liturgical

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The Revival We Don’t Need

America needs a great awakening, a shaking revival, a genuine stirring of the Spirit of God. America does not need a pseudo-revival, a movement that champions pseudo-Christianity, that uses religious fervor for unholy ends. Here

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2020 Is Here

Twenty-five years ago, some futurists foresaw a major global crisis arriving in about the year 2020. In 1995 I published EarthCurrents: The Struggle for the World’s Soul. The book discussed a variety of issues, including

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Strange Stirrings of the Spirit

“God works in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform,” said William Cowper in 1774. I fully agree. One of those mysterious ways is providence (a big theme in John Wesley, about which I’ve written).

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The Promise and Peril of Populism

Let’s ponder the promise and peril of populism. Or maybe the triumph and terror of populism. Follow the news for a random hour, and you’ll probably hear the words populism and populist. “Populist revolt.” “populist

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Five Signs of Hope in the New Year

I see five promising signs of hope as the world enters 2015. Also a few maybes. Any optimism must be tempered by the now-present reality of climate destabilization. Already climate change is extinguishing vulnerable species,

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Radical Gospel, Radical Church

For a radical gospel (the biblical kind) we need a radical church (the biblical kind). What would a denomination do that really wanted to become a church with New Testament dynamic? Let us suppose .

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Where Are the Reformers?

The world is a mess. Where are the reformers? Americans are frustrated with what is variously called “gridlock” or “dysfunction” in Washington. We face boat-loads of other problems and issues, from obesity (of all things!)

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