Tension vs. Stress: the Good, the bad and the Biblical

In part 1, we learned that God established the principle of tension in our world, but forbade stress. When we give in to stress, we are giving in to self-justification, which ultimately is sin. So, stress is bad, but tension is GOOD. Unfortunately we’ve conflated the concepts of tension and stress, and need to separate […]

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Tension vs. Stress: the Good, the bad and the Biblical – Part 1

Tension vs. Stress What comes to mind when you hear the word tension? Anxiety? Blood Pressure? Stress? Many of us equate tension with stress. Ironically, God established the principle of tension in our world, but forbade stress. Tension is everywhere. It keeps the roof above our head, the bridge underneath our car, our guitars and […]

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The future of fundraising: a lesson from Kickstarter

A co-worker asked me to explain the secret behind the success of Kickstarter using only two words. I came up with“ideational giving,” which I immediately began processing through the lens of missions and the global Church giving patterns. The missionary with a vision I recently read about the Yoars family that felt called to leave at the […]

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The Danger of Fruitless Ministry : a response to “The Danger of ‘Measurable Outcomes'” by Os Guinness

I was surprised to read The Danger of “Measurable Outcomes”, an excerpt from the upcoming book Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Timesby Dr. Os Guinness. As one of the foremost apologists for the Evangelical church in the West, Dr. Guinness’s writings are both highly respected and influential. This excerpt was a word of […]

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8 strategic shifts for 21st century missions

If you are in ministry, your head must be spinning from the rapid changes that have taken place in our world and the implications these changes pose for the Church In their new book, That used to be us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, Thomas Friedman […]

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