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  • Small Towns Need Missionaries

    This article is adapted from Aaron Morrow’s Small Town Mission: A Guide for Mission-Driven Communities. Get your copy today! I grew up on a farm. Tractors, cattle, crops, big machinery, freezing cold winters, too many cats, and a marathon bus ride…

  • Dreams of Another World

    I don’t usually wake up laughing, but that morning I did. Head pressed deeply into the dense pillow, I awoke to my own laughter. The room was cold, which had caused me to sleep more deeply than usual. My legs…


  • Is the Bible Good for Women?

    Is the Bible good for women? Growing up in the conservative South, I never considered that question. I didn’t understand anything of women’s rights except the caricatures I saw on the news during attempts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment….


  • Existing for Our Mission Fields

    We are releasing Ben Connelly’s A Pastor’s Guide for Everyday Mission—which is about how not to forget the great commission and how to make, mature, and multiply disciples. You can buy a digital copy for $4.99 or a paperback copy for $8.99. Below is an excerpt…


  • New Book Release | A Pastor’s Guide for Everyday Mission

    We are releasing Ben Connelly’s A Pastor’s Guide for Everyday Mission—which is about how not to forget the great commission and how to make, mature, and multiply disciples. Here’s a description of the book: After fifteen plus years of vocational ministry, Ben…

  • Technology and Lost Art of Livedness

    Another border to transgress is the border erected by emerging technologies between life and our online, disembodied lives. That Christianity could have anything to say about our approach to technology may seem legalistic at first, but an essential dimension of…



  • Curing the Taste for a Shiny Death

    I remember walking into an adult bookstore for the first time. (This was before high speed-internet connections were common and you could get the crack delivered to your home in five seconds or less.) I wanted to be there; and…

  • Point, Shoot, Forget

    The high-resolution cameras built into our phones are simply one of the most incredible blessings of the digital age—convenient, portable, and potent. But they also raise three questions. First, we need to think about the social capacity of our phones…


  • Following Christ in the Age of Authenticity

    In a recent issue of New York magazine, Heather Havrilesky, the columnist for “Ask Polly,” says readers should not see the millennial generation as “spoiled,” “entitled,” and “overconfident.” The millennials she hears from “feel guilty and inadequate at every turn.” They “compare themselves relentlessly…