Graduation season

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It’s graduation season at Gateway. That’s an apt descriptor because we have five graduations across the West every May – allowing graduates to participate in the service of their choosing at any of our five campus locations. This year we have 201 total graduates, which is a smaller number ...

The disconnect

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My weekend-world and weekday-world reveal the disconnect that sometimes exists between seminary conversations and real-world concerns. This past weekend was a good reminder of what it means to prepare people for leadership in local churches. I spoke at a men’s conference with attendees from ...

Lights out

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One contemporary trend in worship services is turning the lights down on the congregation during the service. This has the effect of focusing the attention on the stage, much like happens in a theater. The goal is well-intended – minimizing distraction among the audience – but actually has a ...

A success story

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Today, getting the gospel to unreached people groups is a missional priority. While the language is new, the concept is not. Southern Baptists have been sending missionaries to difficult places to launch gospel movements for a long time.

Foundational gifts

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Two weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of Baptist Foundations and their contribution to kingdom ministries. Since then, two interesting things have happened that further underscore the importance of their work.

Passion Week

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Coptic Christians in Egypt are mourning the death of 44 friends and family members who died in two separate church bombings on Palm Sunday. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Tell the truth

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Telling the truth seems to be more of a challenge for leaders these days. Media spin masters have taught all of us how to shape the truth to communicate our preferred message.

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