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American Views of Gay Marriage Are Divided by Faith and Friendship

Americans who say they have gay or lesbian friends are twice as likely to say gay marriage should be legal. Fewer than half of Americans say homosexuality is sinful. And evangelicals are increasingly at odds with American culture over same-sex relationships. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]
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Americans Believe Church is Good but Dying

Although most Americans believe church is on the decline, the overwhelming majority say they find value in attending. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]
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Evangelicals Say It Is Time For Congress To Tackle Immigration

When it comes to immigration reform, American evangelicals want it all. Nine out of 10 (86 percent) want more border security. Six in 10 (61 percent) support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. More than two-thirds (68 percent) favor both. And they want Congress to take action soon. Those are among the results of… [Read More]

The Exchange Show

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Alan Hirsch: The Exchange Podcast #71

Alan Hirsch, Founding Director of Forge Mission Training Network, talks ancient creeds, Burning Man and missiology. NEW SEGMENT: Social Church with author and consultant Justin Wise Training from Ministry Grid: Small Group expert and church consultant Steve Gladen Bad Church Signs. …read more From:: The Exchange [Read More]
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Brian Broderson – This Week on #TheExchange

On this episode of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer, Brian Broderson, Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa talks about church planting, the Calvary Chapel strategy, and his relationship with his mentor Pastor Chuck Smith. Also training from MinistryGrid.com with Dr. Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, building adoption culture in… [Read More]
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Kay Warren: The Exchange Podcast 070

Best-selling author and ministry leader Kay Warren joins Ed from the first Peace of Mind conference in Tyler, Texas, to share her experience with suicide, mental illness and the church’s response Movie review of The Giver with Rev. Thomas McKenzie Training from Ministry Grid: Small Group expert and church consultant Steve Gladen Bad Church Signs… [Read More]

Facts & Trends

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A Path to Spiritual Growth

by Ed Stetzer This issue of Facts & Trends has gone back to the basics a bit. It has aimed to help us understand the gospel better, experience more of God’s love, and be more inspired to live out our calling as His redeemed and empowered people, the church. Throughout, we’ve looked at ways spiritual…
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Isn’t It Time We Talked about Mental Health?

by Ed Stetzer With the recent onslaught of high-profile tragedies connected with mental illness, many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, are talking about the challenges of mental illness. It’s an important conversation. But one thing I’ve observed is the difficulty with which Christians address mental health in a responsible and holistic way. Mental illness carries…
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Hard Truths about Multicultural Churches

by Ed Stetzer The church is called to be both an instrument and sign of the kingdom of God. As an instrument, the church is God’s agent in the world showing and sharing the love of Jesus to a broken and hurting world. And as a sign, the church points to the kingdom of God,…