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    When Secret Church Became “Secret Church”

    Posted on April 28th, 2015 by Secret Church

    There was a lot going on behind the scenes of Friday’s Secret Church simulcast. As many of you now know, much of those beneath-the-surface preparations became even more frenzied than usual due to a security concern. So many people, including some of you, exhibited flexibility and grace in reacting to the last minute changes. God’s hand was clearly evident. Here’s a brief account of what happened. On Friday morning we received a security threat to the Secret Church live gathering at The Church at Brook Hills. The appropriate authorities were alerted, and an investigation was begun. The (Continue reading…)

  2. SC15 Follow Up Info

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    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…)

  3. 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…)

  4. 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…)

  5. 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…)

  6. 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…)

  7. 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…)

  8. David Platt Q&A Recap: Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action

    David Platt Q&A Recap: Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action

    Posted on March 26th, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    In case you missed the live Secret Church Q&A with David Platt on Facebook earlier this week, we thought we’d paste some of the highlights below. He covered questions that dealt with this year’s SC topic: “Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action,” and there were many great questions that we could not fit into this brief post. However, you can read all of them HERE . As you begin thinking through some of the social issues facing us today, we hope you’ll consider registering for the April 24 simulcast , where David will be able to cover questions like these with a lot more depth and Scriptural context. In the (Continue reading…)

  9. Syncing Different Faiths

    Syncing Different Faiths

    Posted on March 18th, 2015 by Cassity H.

    Common to Vietnamese religious life is the mixing of multiple religions or belief systems into one religion. This practice is often called “syncretism.” Syncretism is especially prevalent in Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, considered to be “three religions from the same source” to many Vietnamese people. Along with these three, Vietnamese combine other gods and idols into their personal beliefs and religious practices. Even many Vietnamese Catholics practice ancestor worship both in their homes and at their churches. The people of Vietnam need to know the One True God and to hear that faith in Jesus (Continue reading…)

  10. The Worship of Work

    The Worship of Work

    Posted on March 16th, 2015 by Cassity H.

    At this point in Hai’s* life, religion is a luxury he can’t afford. Like many young professionals, Hai is the oldest in his family. He left his village and moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s economic hub, in search of a better life and more money for his family. Work is the only thing in Hai’s life right now. “I work every day and most nights,” he says. “If I don’t, they can find someone who will.” Hai cannot risk losing his job as an account manager at a small start-up computer software firm. (Continue reading…)