Gospel Relevance

Gospel-Centered Resources For The Gospel-Driven Life

5 Factors That Shape Your Identity

Do you know what’s shaping your identity? It’s hard to go long when speaking in a Christian context and not hear the word “identity.” It’s more than a buzzword in evangelical circles. It’s become one of the most commonly used words when speaking on discipleship

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Book Blurbs (May-August 2020)

I got stung by a wasp on my right index finger. My finger and hand, as a result, swelled up noticeably. It was painful. Add that to some unexplained technical WordPress blog issues and hence, that’s why you didn’t hear from me last week. But

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Why Plant Churches in Cities?

We need churches everywhere people are, so that means we need churches in cities, suburbs, villages, towns, and rural areas. But planting church-planting churches in cities seems to be a distinctly strategic approach to fulfilling the great commission. Why? In his excellent book Center Church:

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The Blessing of Criticism

Criticism is an unavoidable part of being a leader. As it’s been said by others, the more influence you obtain, the more criticism you must endure. It can sting to be criticized but, paradoxically, it’s not always a bad thing. In fact, criticism is a

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Who Is a Vocational Theologian?

Every Christian is not a theologian. Well, at least not a vocational one. Once I had a conversation with a well-respected New Testament scholar about how you get the title “scholar,” probably out of pride, hoping one day to be referred to as one. He

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