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  1. The Secret Church Prayer Focus

    The Secret Church Prayer Focus

    Posted on January 27th, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    If, in the business of the holiday season, you missed  our announcement last month , the Secret Church 15 prayer focus is the Peoples of Vietnam. If you’re new to Secret Church, that may leave you with more questions than answers. So to learn what exactly the prayer focus is, watch the two minute video below. You can also explore the prayer focus websites from  last year  or the  year before that . As the video explained, it’s more than a few minutes on the night of Secret Church. After Secret Church, we’ll be devoting the entire month of May to focused prayer for Vietnam, so now is the (Continue reading…)

  2. THIS MONDAY: Secret Church 15 Live Gathering Tickets


    THIS MONDAY: Secret Church 15 Live Gathering Tickets

    Posted on January 9th, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    If you want to be at the Secret Church 15 live gathering in Birmingham, make sure you’re ready to go at 9am CT Monday morning, January 12. That’s when they’ll go on sale at . Here are some reminders… The tickets go on sale at 9am CENTRAL time (that’s 10am Eastern, 8am Mountain, and 7am Pacific). Make sure you refresh your browser. When the tickets go live at 9am, the button to purchase them will not automatically update without you refreshing the page. Be advised: Due to the content that will be discussed during the teaching (Continue reading…)

  3. A Coffee Shop Conversation: Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action

    Posted on January 9th, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    The Secret Church 15 topic, “Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action,” will touch on everything from abortion to homosexuality to religious liberty. Make sure you don’t miss out on this important conversation about what the Bible says and how we are to respond in this world. Go  here  for information about the simulcast, and go  here  for information about tickets to the live gathering in Birmingham (which will be available this Monday morning, 1/12).

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    Tickets to Secret Church 15 Live Gathering Almost Here

    Posted on January 7th, 2015 by Secret Church

    Good news for those who want to be a part of the live gathering for Secret Church 15: tickets will be available right here on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 9:00am CT! Tickets go very quickly, so make sure you’re online and ready to sign up when the time rolls around. This year’s live gathering will be held at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday, April 24, 2015. David Platt will be teaching on Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action. For more information on Secret Church 15, or for frequently asked (Continue reading…)

  5. The Peoples of Vietnam By the Numbers

    The Peoples of Vietnam By the Numbers

    Posted on January 6th, 2015 by David B.

    Since our prayer focus for Secret Church 15 is the peoples of Vietnam, it may be helpful to get to know some basic information about them. As you look at the numbers below, remember that Vietnam is slightly larger than the state of New Mexico: Total Population:             93,026,000   (Population of US: 308,745,538) Unreached Population:    8,532,000    (Population of Virginia: 8,185,867) Vietnam is roughly a third of the population of the United States with more unreached people (8.5 million+) than the entire state of Virginia. Or, to put it another way, almost 11% of Vietnam’s population is (Continue reading…)

  6. Thank You for Giving to Radical

    Posted on December 9th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    Thank you for your support. When you purchase items in our  Store  or  make a donation  to our ministry, Radical is able to serve the body of Christ in many different ways.  Here are a few of the ways your support has been used and how people have benefited, specifically when it comes to  Secret Church . Secret Church Gatherings:  With your help we facilitated our fourteenth  Secret Church  gathering this past year, which was simulcast to 60,000 people from 80 countries. We developed a new  Small Group Discussion Guide  to accompany Secret Church 14. We’ve continued to make Secret Church resources available in our  Resource Library  free of charge. “I’m from Colombia, (Continue reading…)

  7. This is Racism Too

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    This is Racism Too

    Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    When I think of racism, I think of hate. Slavery. Jim Crow. Genocide. These things reek of hate, and they clearly fall under the category of racism. I don’t always think of less extreme situations in which someone is made to feel out of place or objectified because of their skin color. Careless words. Immature stereotype jokes. Ignorant assumptions. Not necessarily hate, but just as much racist. To flesh this out, read the below story from Helen Lee in Christianity Today, “My Son’s First Brush with Racism” : As the mom of a tween-aged son, I can never predict what words (Continue reading…)

  8. Addressing Cultural Decline in Your Pastoral Prayer

    Addressing Cultural Decline in Your Pastoral Prayer

    Posted on November 11th, 2014 by David B.

    For pastors, addressing the complex cultural issues of our day is undoubtedly intimidating. Where do you even start? Yes, the pulpit is the primary place to begin, but have you also considered the role your pastoral prayer might have in leading your congregation? In this brief excerpt from 9Marks , Jonathan Leeman talks to Mark Dever about addressing various cultural (and denominational) issues, particularly in light of the bad news that seems to come out regularly: LEEMAN: How does this talk of denominational decline—and let me broaden it flatly—how does this talk of cultural decline, where (Continue reading…)

  9. ANNOUNCEMENT: Secret Church 15 Date and Topic


    ANNOUNCEMENT: Secret Church 15 Date and Topic

    Posted on July 8th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    It may seem like Spring is a long way off, but we want to give you plenty of time to make plans for the next Secret Church gathering / simulcast . Secret Church 15 will take place on April 24, 2015, two weeks after Easter. Tickets to the live gathering will go on sale this January, and simulcast registration opens on October 1, 2014. The topic will be “ Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action .” Here’s the synopsis: The culture around us is constantly changing, and successive changes are often accompanied by significant challenges. So how does the call of Christ compel us (Continue reading…)

  10. SC14 Stories:  Live Translation in Mexico

    SC14 Stories: Live Translation in Mexico

    Posted on May 5th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    Over the next couple of months, we’ll be sharing some encouraging stories from this past  Secret Church simulcast . The hope in this is that you will be uplifted as you are reminded of the continual work of Christ in our everyday lives. If you have a story to share, you can do so  HERE . We’d love to hear from you. On Good Friday, south of the Arizona state border in the city of Nogales, Mexico, a group of 13 adults met to simulcast Secret Church 14. While most simulcast participants probably encountered some difficulty in keeping up with (Continue reading…)