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  1. SC15 Follow Up Info

    SC15 Follow Up Info

    Posted on April 25th, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    Thank you for joining us for Secret Church 15: Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action. Here’s a list of things that may be helpful for you as you debrief, digest, and move toward May with us… all, of course, after you get some sleep to recharge! Answers: Those blanks you missed (admit it, it happened) – fret not! We’ve got you covered. Go to  Radical.net/SC15  for answers to all the blanks in the 200 page study guide! Replay: For those of you on the East Coast who couldn’t finish the entire simulcast, take advantage of our (Continue reading…)

  2. Session 4 Highlights for #SC15

    Session 4 Highlights for #SC15

    Posted on April 25th, 2015 by David B.

    In the final session, Session 4, David Platt covers ethnicity & immigration, liberty and persecution, the injustice of the lack of gospel access among the unreached, and the ultimate hope of the believer–a new heaven and a new earth. ETHNICITY AND IMMIGRATION 1 Key Passage: “And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the (Continue reading…)

  3. Session 3 Highlights for #SC15

    Session 3 Highlights for #SC15

    Posted on April 24th, 2015 by David B.

    In Session 3 of the Secret Church 15 simulcast, David Platt covered the topics of slavery and sexuality … SLAVERY 1 Key Passage:  “If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you. Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God, that your brother may live beside you. You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit. I am the LORD your God, who brought (Continue reading…)

  4. Session 2 Highlights for #SC15

    Session 2 Highlights for #SC15

    Posted on April 24th, 2015 by David B.

    In Session 2 David Platt addressed the topics of abortion, orphans & widows, and poverty. Here are a few highlights … ABORTION 1 Key Passage: For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of (Continue reading…)

  5. Session 1 Highlights for #SC15

    Session 1 Highlights for #SC15

    Posted on April 24th, 2015 by David B.

    After each of the four sessions of tonight Secret Church 15 simulcast, we will highlight one key verse, two brief takeaways, and three memorable lines for each topic covered. Hopefully you’ll be encouraged to catch the simulcast replay if you haven’t already seen it. In Session 1 David Platt introduced tonight’s topic and explained the gospel of Christ. THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST: THE GREATEST OFFENSE 1 Key Passage: For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For (Continue reading…)

  6. Secret Church Announcement for Brook Hills Ticket Holders

    Posted on April 24th, 2015 by Secret Church

    We have an important announcement that will affect those with tickets to tonight’s Secret Church gathering at The Church at Brook Hills: Due to security concerns, the elders and leadership at the church have decided to close the church for the simulcast. The simulcast will take place, but not at Brook Hills. If you are a ticket holder, information has been sent to you via email. Please check your email immediately. If you have questions or need further assistance, please email us at scsimulcast@radical.net. Thank you for your understanding. Your prayers are greatly appreciated. – (Continue reading…)

  7. Unengaged, Unreached: The Pula of Vietnam

    Unengaged, Unreached: The Pula of Vietnam

    Posted on April 24th, 2015 by Cassity H.

    In every Pula home, a central room is dedicated to the worship of ancestors. The room contains an altar and a spirit door where the Pula people pray and give regular offerings to the spirits of the dead. Of 11,000 Pula in Vietnam, there are fewer than 40 known believers. The Pula people are farmers who make an average of $70 per month. They are animists, worshipping many gods and spirits, including their ancestors. Currently the Pula have no Christian materials in their heart language, Phuka. The Pula people have yet to be engaged with (Continue reading…)

  8. The SC Live Test: What To Look For

    The SC Live Test: What To Look For

    Posted on April 23rd, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    Today is the SC15 simulcast Live Test. For many of our simulcast hosts out there, that may beg the question: what are we testing for? When you log in to your simulcast account  this afternoon, you’ll be able to see a live video feed from the Secret Church venue in Birmingham… so are you good to go as long as that pops up? Not quite… Here are a few things to look for: A steady, sustained video stream for at least 45 minutes (remember, you’ll be on for 6+ hours on Friday night). Be on the look out for pausing, buffering, or cutting in and out. Your internet (Continue reading…)

  9. An Academic Twist on Secret Church 15

    An Academic Twist on Secret Church 15

    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    You are probably aware of the fact that tens of thousands of people will be joining us on Friday night for the Secret Church simulcast. But you may not have known that some of those participants will not be joining us from a church sanctuary or family living room. In some cases, they’ll be joining us from a school. Such is the case for a group of students and faculty members in Canon City, Colorado at Worldview at the Abbey. Jeff Baldwin, the provost of the two-semester bridge program and co-founder of Worldview Academy, agreed to answer a few (Continue reading…)

  10. Beaten But Not Broken

    Beaten But Not Broken

    Posted on April 21st, 2015 by Cassity H.

    Pastor Dun* lay on the ground covered in his own sweat and blood. Authorities ordered him to sign a paper promising to never return to the village to worship God. He refused again, and they brought out the electric batons, beating him over the head and shattering his knee. As his shrieks echoed through the village, Dun’s wife rushed into the room to stop the beatings. Soon she was also on the floor, unconscious, after being pushed against the wall. Despite severe beatings from morning until afternoon, local authorities could not break Dun and the (Continue reading…)