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How to Respond When People Leave Your Church

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People are leaving your church. I’ve read that more people leave during the fall than any other season. This isn’t because people become wanderlust; rather, most physical relocations due to work or some other issue are made during the summer before the fall school season begins. It takes a few months to find a new church home, so fall is a heightened time of transition.

Do You Need God to Be Good?

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In a sweeping survey of thousands across 34 countries, the Pew Research Center wanted to discover whether people felt that you needed to believe in God in order to be moral. The results varied depending on economic development, education and age, with higher percentages in emerging economies holding to the importance of theism.

The 'R' Word Christians Need Now to Overcome Cultural Challenges

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Throughout the years, many have turned to H. Richard Niebuhr, who classically outlined the various responses that could be made in light of the interplay between Christ and culture, with such famous typologies as “Christ Against Culture,” “Christ of Culture” and “Christ Above Culture.” Yet what Niebuhr actually explained is how two authorities—namely Christ and culture—compete with each another.
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