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  1. Is God Anti-Gay?

    Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    In 30 seconds, Sam Allberry answers the same question on which he’s written a book: “Is God anti-gay?” This is an issue we discussed at Secret Church 15: Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action last April. To learn more about what the Bible says regarding homosexuality, marriage, and sin, you can access Secret Church 15 through our online resource library  or purchase materials from our online store . Sam Allberry is the associate minister at St. Mary’s Church in the UK and author of Is God anti-gay? . You can learn more about Sam at  LivingOut.org , a website aimed at helping same-sex attracted (Continue reading…)

  2. Going for the Root and Not Just the Branches: Route1520

    Going for the Root and Not Just the Branches: Route1520

    Posted on June 30th, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    It’s probably not news to you that a number of aspects of sexual sin continue to plague not only our culture, but also the church. This is one of the reasons we have highlighted  Route1520  as a  Counter Culture ministry partner . Route1520 offers gospel-centered help for those who find themselves in the grip of sexual sin. Like all other sins, Christians must actively fight against sexual sin on a daily basis. However, this daily battle cannot be disconnected from the gospel. With that in mind, we asked Traylor Lovvorn, co-founder of Route1520, to explain how the gospel figures into (Continue reading…)

  3. Free Elisabeth Elliot Teaching Series at Ligonier

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    Free Elisabeth Elliot Teaching Series at Ligonier

    Posted on June 24th, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    You’d be hard pressed to find a teacher more qualified to speak on suffering than Elisabeth Elliot. She passed away on June 15 after suffering from dementia for around ten years. Married three times, her first husband, Jim Elliot, was martyred by the unreached South American tribe they were trying to reach with the gospel. Elisabeth went on to live among the very tribe that had killed Jim for two years, telling them of Christ and the forgiveness that could be found in Him. Years later, after returning home to the United States, she married a (Continue reading…)

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    “This Gospel is a Costly Gospel”

    Posted on June 16th, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    “It was a really disarming truth to realize that it had been Jesus I was persecuting the whole time. Not just some historical figure named Jesus, but my Jesus.” Listen to Rosaria Butterfield, a former lesbian and outspoken opponent of Christianity, talk about what following Christ cost her.

  5. Celebrating 10 Years of Secret Church With...

    Celebrating 10 Years of Secret Church With…

    Posted on June 11th, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    New time. New time zone. New date. Same teacher. Same intense time of Bible study and prayer for the persecuted church. Secret Church 16 A Global Gospel in a World of Religions Friday, April 29, 2016 6:30pm-12:30am EST We hope you will join us for the Secret Church 16 simulcast on Friday, April 29. Teacher and author David Platt will lead us in 6+ hours of prayer and Bible study around the topic A Global Gospel in a World of Religions. During our time together, we will examine the supremacy of Christ over other religions and how (Continue reading…)

  6. More Stories of God's Amazing Grace in Vietnam

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    More Stories of God’s Amazing Grace in Vietnam

    Posted on June 9th, 2015 by Secret Church

    During the month of May, we asked you to pray intentionally and specifically for the people of Vietnam . We recently shared two stories ( Kevin’s  and  Beth’s ) of how God is already answering your prayers. We are excited to share two more amazing stories of how God is calling the peoples of Vietnam to Himself. Rejoice with us over these new brothers and sisters in Christ and continue to pray for many more to respond to the gospel.   Hai’s Father Hai* accepted the Lord about a year ago. His father was demon possessed and had a mental illness that (Continue reading…)

  7. Parenting by Superstition

    Parenting by Superstition

    Posted on May 28th, 2015 by Cassity H.

    Superstitious beliefs and practices are common among many people who practice some form of animism. As many of the peoples of Vietnam practice ancestor worship and pay homage to spirits of all kinds, they perform superstitious rituals that have been passed down through generations. Common superstitions among Vietnamese people concern babies and young children. One such superstition causes people to place silver bracelets or anklets on their babies from the time of birth in order to protect the child from wind and sun. Some Vietnamese people might also say that the silver protects children from (Continue reading…)

  8. The Revered Leader

    The Revered Leader

    Posted on May 26th, 2015 by Cassity H.

    Vietnam’s most honored leader is by far Ho Chi Minh who is responsible for leading Vietnam in fighting the Japanese during WWII, defeating French colonialists, and reunifying the country after the Vietnam War. After traveling abroad in France and the Soviet Union, Ho Chi Minh brought communist ideology back to Vietnam and began the communist party that endures today. Though he died in 1969 before the Vietnam War ended, his leadership during the war was a strong factor in victory for the north. Ho Chi Minh is revered by many Vietnamese people throughout the country. (Continue reading…)

  9. World Leader in Abortion

    World Leader in Abortion

    Posted on May 21st, 2015 by Cassity H.

    To many young Vietnamese people today, abortion is just another means of contraception. About 40 percent of pregnancies in Vietnam end in abortion according to a report by a team of medical doctors in Hanoi. The concept of the sanctity of life is not widely taught, and overall, abortion is not taboo in Vietnamese society. Though the government’s two-child policy has been lifted, the effects of such ideals still influence families to have selective gender abortions. These are sad reminders that Vietnam has one of the highest rates of abortion in the world. For more (Continue reading…)

  10. Thank You for Praying: Another Report from Vietnam

    Thank You for Praying: Another Report from Vietnam

    Posted on May 19th, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    On the evening of April 24, thousands of people gathered to participate in the Secret Church simulcast. Part of our time together that Friday night included praying for Vietnam, both persecuted believers and unreached people groups. As we prayed though, it wasn’t Friday night in Vietnam. It was Saturday morning – 12 hours ahead of Secret Church. Here is an awesome story from that Saturday morning in Vietnam. Thank you for praying. While thousands of people were praying for Vietnam during Secret Church, Beth*, a Vietnamese believer, went to deliver a business order at the home of (Continue reading…)