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How to create an engaging worship space

It doesn’t have to be complicated, but if done right it can be extremely effective.

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How Christian subculture can be a stumbling block

Culture is an interesting phenomenon.

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Youth center brings the ‘wow’ factor

A former injection molding plant is turned into a unique gathering place for young people.

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Meet John Ortberg

Pastor for eight years at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in the San

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Language changes translations

“Every generation needs to go back to the source and put the Bible in the English idiom for themselves.”

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Steps to generosity

With so many articles being written lately about declining receipts in church giving, I’ve taken some time to think about why I believe giving has been strong at Fairhaven Church.

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Church Executive, June 2010, Volume 9, Issue 6

Among the highlights of the June issue is an interview with Larry Osborne, author and lead pastor, North Coast Church, Vista, CA. Also included are articles on how to deal with stress in pastoral work and the social justice movement.

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In Hollywood’s shadow, one pastor uses power of culture and film

As a teaching pastor of Yorba Linda Friends Church, a megachurch in Southern California, I have lived a great deal of my life in Hollywood’s shadow. But instead of being threatened by the entertainment industry’s powerful impact on culture, I’ve found it to be a tremendous asset.

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Churches embrace the opportunity to minister in a ‘third culture’ world

They are the young family from South Africa that just got transferred to Florida to head up a new division of a Global 1000 company. They are the American military family who has lived in Germany for more than a decade. They are the young family who was transferred to India, adopted two children while living there, one from India and the other from China. They now have five children from three different countries, and each family member has lived in at least two countries.

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TAKE A STAND

I was graduated from college in the early 1960s and immediately got a job in community newspaper journalism, never thinking that maybe some larger cause might require my presence and passions. But I wasn’t an activist, not even for racial justice that was then still being played out in Southern cities at drug store counters and far worse situations.

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