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Why Abstinence Isn’t Working in America

80% of young, unmarried Christians have had sex. 66% of them have been sexually active in the past year. And yet three-quarters of evangelical Christians believe this is wrong. Clearly Abstinence isn’t working for Christians in America. So what’s the root of the problem and how does the Church deal with it?

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Four Ways Gungor's "Ghosts Upon the Earth" is a Game-Changer

There are few worship songwriters that bring more artistry and creativity to their craft than the musical collective Gungor. Since their multiple Grammy-nominated album “Beautiful Things”, I have been more and more taken aback by the complexity and nuance of Gungor’s music, and their latest album, “Ghosts Upon the Earth,” still knocks me back when I listen to it. I believe this album is a game-changer in the worship scene, and for the sake of brevity, I will only give you four reasons why:

Your average worship team can’t replicate it, though they will want to try. In my first listening to this album, I was first struck by how profoundly musical this album is, especially in comparison to many of the songs that the church sings today. The chordal structures are complex and colorful. The metric feels change, and have a lot of odd breaks, intersections, and juxtapositions. The musicians […]

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Motion Prayers

Motion Prayers

“God’s command to ‘pray without ceasing’ is founded on the necessity we have of his grace to preserve the life of God in the soul, which can no more subsist one moment without it, than the body can without air.”

~From A Plain Account of Christian Perfection, as believed and taught by the Reverend Mr. John Wesley, from the year 1725, to the year 1777.

Prayer is at the very heart of building our relationship with God. It has taken many forms throughout the centuries. Silent, group, responsive, and intercessory prayers are all varying types that Christians have practiced. Today, it is a pleasure to share with you a new type of prayer, motion prayers. These are videos set to music that allow the viewer to experience a prayer in a very unique way. Viewers can read along as the camera sweeps from phrase to phrase, expressing the journey that one’s […]

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Top 5 Places to Find Free Images

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousands words.” We use images to communicate through ministry websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, PowerPoint presentations, etc. Incorporating high quality images in your ministry can really impact your target audience.  And the best part, it doesn’t have to cost you anything! There are many places to find free images on the Internet, but often finding one that you are allowed to use in your church service is another matter. Even if you can freely access it on a web page, it does not mean that you are able to freely use it in your own presentation or publication. 

 

Here’s a great video explaining copyright 

 

Now that you know the copyright rules, here are five great sources that provide images for your use. (Please bear in mind that even though many of these images are free and encourage use, they may be licensed […]

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