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  • God Saves Sinners

    “God saves sinners.” That’s the truest sentence I know. I believe it’s the truest sentence in all the world. And that’s really, really good news for a sinner like me. Someone recently asked what I thought I’d be doing now,…

  • God Has Come to Be With Us

    Emmanuel is not not merely “God sent to us” or God doing something for us, God healing us, or even God speaking to us. Emmanuel goes beyond some function of God to his presence. God with us. This is actually…


  • Connecting Prayer to Mission

    This article is adapted from our latest release Small Town Mission: A Guide for Mission-Driven Communities. Get your copy today! — What does the Bible say about the connection of prayer and mission? Here are some thoughts about it based on…


  • The Gospel and How We Grow

    This article is adapted from our latest release Renew: How the Gospel Makes Us New. Get your copy today! — Our culture has many approaches to helping people change. Pick a topic, and do a quick search online. You will see thousands…


  • New Book: Renew: How the Gospel Makes Us New by Jim Hudson

    Today, we release the newest book from GCD Books—Jim Hudson’s Renew: How the Gospel Makes Us New. Too often we limit the power of the gospel to its blessings for us in the afterlife. We fail to see how the power…

  • The Importance of Coaching

    Church planters, think about your leaders. Maybe it’s your ministry team leaders or small group leaders or other pastors in your denomination or network. Take a moment to think about their giftedness, abilities, and skill. Consider their maturity level, ministry experience,…



  • Jesus Christ as Family Heirloom

    In the heightened success of enlightenment thinking, individualism has ruled the day. This approach expresses itself in renewed expressions of individualistic ethics, politics, and religion. Hedonism rules the day. Libertarian politics is increasing among young voters. Self-centered deism has become the…

  • It’s Time to Tell the World!

    When I was in high school, I was on the Junior Varsity drama team. Though we thought we were Oscar-worthy, it became clear one night why we were JV. In an epic performance of a murder mystery, we arrived at…


  • 3 Traps of the Undiscerning Heart

    We live in the Information Age, a time in which the opportunities and avenues to learn are endless. I have taken advantage of many of these mediums myself: I read every day, listen to podcasts, read blogs, get my news…