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Praxis – New IVP Imprint for Leaders

Praxis is the new line of books that brings together theory and practice for the advancement of your ministry.  Each book utilizes sound biblical and theological principles to create a venue for addressing the daily challenges of contemporary ministry.  To … Continue reading

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Interview with Jamie Arpin-Ricci Author of “The Cost of Community” – Part 5

I’m continuing my interview with Jamie Arpin-Ricci on his recent book The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis and Life in the Kingdom. JR:  Do you have a favorite chapter, if so why or why not? Jamie:  It is hard … Continue reading

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The Social Trinity, Ecclesiology and Church Leadership – Part 2

How a Social View of the Trinity Can Positively Inform Our Approach to Ecclesiology and Leadership in Today’s North American Church The Ascent of the Social Trinity While the Trinity is a reality revealed in scripture, the doctrine of the … Continue reading

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The Social Trinity, Ecclesiology and Church Leadership – Part I

How a Social View of the Trinity Can Positively Inform Our Approach to Ecclesiology and Leadership in Today’s North American Church We live in a society where “faith lived ecclesially is being replaced by faith lived individualistically.”[1] People want spirituality … Continue reading

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This Week with Henri Nouwen

“Those who are marginal in the world are central in the Church, and that is how it is supposed to be! Thus we are called as members of the Church to keep going to the margins of our society. The … Continue reading

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Churches in Revelation with Jennifer White – Part II

I love these paintings by Jennifer White, not just because they show in image the ways the church can get “deformed”, but they inspire me to think about what does it mean to be the “faithful church”.   In Part … Continue reading

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