Category Archives: Acts29

The Old Acts 29 Doctrinal Statement

Old Acts 29 Doctrine What does Acts 29 believe? The short answer is that we are first Christians, second Evangelicals, third Missional, and fourth Reformed. The more lengthy answer is included below and intentionally omits some finer points of doctrine … Continue reading

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Encouragement for Small Church Pastors

I was encouraged today listening on my drive home to Matt Chandler’s lecture called, Big Church, Little Church. Matt Chandler (who has over 12,000 attending his church last I heard): “I’ve often told guys who desire big churches that my … Continue reading

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Don’t assume the gospel. Make it explicit and central.

D. A. Carson has famously written and said: In a fair bit of Western evangelicalism, there is a worrying tendency to focus on the periphery. [My] colleague … Dr. Paul Hiebert … springs from Mennonite stock and analyzes his heritage … Continue reading

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Contextualization in 9Marks’ Persepctive

5 Links: How Do We Contextualize Biblically? How can you tell the difference between legitimate contexualization and unbibilical compromise? Contextualization and Consistency Putting Contextualization in its place T4G panel discussion – Contextualization: Lost in Translation? (with a follow up blog post … Continue reading

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Total Church Conference 2008

The Audio for The Total Church North America Conference 2008 has now been uploaded. Tim Chester and Steve Timmis recently published a book – “Total Church” with Re:Lit. This conference is the result of the ideas presented in the book. Main Sessions … Continue reading

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How Should We Measure a Church’s Success? Jeff Vanderstelt chimes in

Jeff Vanderstelt has a helpful word here: Thoughts: (1) Video 1 summary – Biblical measurements to know if you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing: (a) conversions through the gospels, (b) growing to make disciples who can make disciples, … Continue reading

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Book Sale/Recommendation: What is the Mission of the Church? by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert

“In what appears to be a growing tension over what the mission of the church encompasses, DeYoung and Gilbert bring a remarkably balanced book that can correct, restore, and help regardless of which way you lean or land on all … Continue reading

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What is the Mission of the Church? by DeYoung and Gilbert – Reflections on Ch. 1

I have been looking forward to reading What Is the Mission of the Church? by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert. The first chapter sets the stage for the book by defining what the word mission means, reflecting on the conversation … Continue reading

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A response to Dr. Allison’s short blog post arguing for multi-site church

I just read Dr. Allison’s short post on multi-site here. Before reading Jonathan Leeman’s eloquent, persuasive, and far superior response, I typed up a response from my first impression of Allison’s post. Response to the methodological error: I can agree … Continue reading

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