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Friday, April 14, 2017

Why Has Evangelism Fallen On Hard Times?


COVER STORY
The Most Astonishing Easter Miracle
It's not that Jesus rose bodily from the grave.
Mark Galli
When I visit a church, I notice things. The number of blacks, Asians, and Latinos in relation to whites. Whether women are on the platform. How people are dressed. The quality of the cars in the parking lot. I notice whether the congregation is old or young, and assume that if it's young, it's vibrant. As an Anglican, I notice the order of worship and naturally look down my nose at all that is liturgically incorrect. continue reading >>


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