Tag Archives: Kingdom People

God’s Grace for You in the Baptism of Jesus | TGC | Trevin Wax

Today is Epiphany. In many Western churches, this day commemorates the wise men’s visit to the baby Jesus. In the Eastern churches, the focus of Epiphany is on the manifestation of the Trinity in Jesus’ baptism. The Romanian Baptist churches … Continue reading

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Empty Cathedrals and the Myth of Religious Decline | TGC | Trevin Wax

“What will it be like when Christianity joins the list of dead religions, and is taught in universities as part of the folklore syllabus?” asks atheist writer Julian Barnes. What will it be like “when blasphemy becomes not legal or … Continue reading

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What is the Threshold for Considering a Group Reached? | TGC | Trevin Wax

For decades, missionaries did not consider a people group “reached” until 20 percent of the population was considered “evangelical.” Today, the statistical benchmark is 2 percent. What brought about this change of definition? And how has it impacted missions strategies? … Continue reading

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A Time to Speak | TGC | Trevin Wax

I’m encouraged and challenged by “A Time to Speak” – two panel discussions held Tuesday at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The event included Bryan Loritts, John Piper, Voddie Baucham, Thabiti Anyabwile, Trillia Newbell, Ed Stetzer, Matt Chandler, Eric Mason, … Continue reading

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My 10 Favorite Reads of 2014 | TGC | Trevin Wax

Every December, I select the ten books that I most enjoyed reading during the year. I am not claiming these are the most important books of 2014 (since many weren’t even published this year). Instead, I choose ten books (and … Continue reading

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Repentance Entails a Life of Mission | TGC | Trevin Wax

Imagine this scenario. You are sightseeing in a European city, walking down streets looking for a national landmark. You ask someone on the street where the landmark is and find out you are going the wrong way. At this point, … Continue reading

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Why Christian Pastors Are Divided On “The Marriage Pledge” | TGC | Trevin Wax

When the most recent issue of First Things arrived earlier this month, I was surprised to see an article by R. R. Reno which encouraged pastors and ministers to stop signing government-provided marriage certificates. “The Marriage Pledge” intends to preserve … Continue reading

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Give Me the Doubly Offensive Jesus, Please | TGC | Trevin Wax

The Jesus of the Gospels is offensive because of how inclusive He is. The Jesus of the Gospels is offensive because of how exclusive He is. The church is offended by His inclusivity, and the world is offended by His … Continue reading

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Churches Speaking for the Unborn | TGC | Kingdom People

The abortion debate is heating up in my home state of Tennessee. In a few weeks, voters will affirm or reject this amendment to the state Constitution: Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the … Continue reading

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Why I Publish the “Know Your Southern Baptists” Series | TGC | Kingdom People

Over the weekend, I was tagged in a Facebook conversation. Anthony Bradley was lamenting my “Know Your Southern Baptists” series for making TGC lean too heavily toward Southern Baptists, because there is no comparable series for Anglicans, Presbyterians, etc. This charge caught my attention since Christianity … Continue reading

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