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King James continued

An extended version from the April 2011 magazine King James Version of the Bible remains most influential English translation The translation is noted for its ability to move us – its affective power – and influence through the centuries. Dr. Leland Ryken in an interview with Ronald E. Keener The King James Version of the […]

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C.S. Lewis writings added

An extended version of the April 2011 article C.S. Lewis writings added to new NRSV edition An interview with Dr. Jerry Root By Ronald E. Keener Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) even today is “arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day,” and made his name in literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular […]

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Turnaround churches

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Tom Ehrich is president of Morning Walk Media, New York, NY. He

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Leading by asking

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Leaders do not have all the answers. And if leaders

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That’s what friends are for

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So you’ve been working at the church for a few years and doing a great job. Then you

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Church confidential

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Often, church leaders are unsure of how to handle sensitive

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Church Diversity

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Church Executive, April 2011, Volume 10, Issue 4

The April issue includes an interview with James D. Gailliard, senior pastor, Word Tabernacle Church, Rocky Mount, NC. Also the issue includes a feature about the food service ministry at 15,000-member First Baptist Orlando, as well as, features about the impact of 2010 tax laws on churches and how New Life Church has recovered from a violent shooting in 2007.

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Meet James D. Gailliard

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For James Gailliard church in his youth meant “no air conditioning, wood pews

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New Life Church looked fear in the face – and won

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December 9, 2007 a gunman entered New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO, and killed two people in a shooting spree.Five months prior pastor Brady Boyd says he was enjoying a simple life in Dallas, TX where he was on staff at Gateway Church, “relishing the warmth of summertime,” he says in his new book, Fear No Evil: A Test of Faith, A Courageous Church, and an Unfailing God (Zondervan, 2011). He was the new senior pastor, taking over in the pastorate of Ted Haggard. He speaks unguardedly about the tragedy of that Sunday, but also of the following Wednesday when the congregation would grieve and try to find meaning in the senseless act. Calling it “Bloody Sunday,” Boyd also writes in his book: “Sunday wouldn’t define us, though, because three days later Wednesday arrived. And although I didn’t know it at the time, Wednesday would be our church’s opportunity to say to ourselves, our God, and anyone else who happened to be listening that we refused to be defined by tragedy and that hope was still ours to claim.”

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