Archive for the ‘Secret Church Event’ Category

  1. Persecution Explained [audio interview]

    Persecution Explained [audio interview]

    Posted on April 16th, 2014 by Callie

    What is persecution?  Why should we care?  How does this affect our lives here and the lives of our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world? As we anticipate Secret Church 14 this week, hear how we think about persecution here and begin to explore how this matters as faithful followers of Christ.  Below is an interview with Jonathan B., Pastor of Global Disciple-Making at The Church at Brook Hills, on the topic of persecution. As we learn more about what persecution truly is … may it drive us to faithfully pray for our brothers and sisters who (Continue reading…)

  2. Insider Tips for Simulcast Hosts

    Insider Tips for Simulcast Hosts

    Posted on April 15th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    Good Friday is nearly upon us, and in preparation for Secret Church this Friday evening, we thought we’d offer up some insider tips for those of you hosting a simulcast. In no particular order… Schedule:  We’ve got an updated (albeit, flexible) itinerary for the night to give you idea of what’s ahead. Be sure to log into your account up to an hour early to ensure everything is connected and working well. And make the most of the breaks by grabbing snacks, refilling your coffee cup, and using the restroom; they are long enough to accommodate (Continue reading…)

  3. Ann Voskamp & Sophie Hudson on The Cross and Everyday Life: Part 2

    Ann Voskamp and Sophie Hudson recently sat down with Pastor David and his wife, Heather, to talk about a number of topics surrounding this year’s Secret Church topic, “ The Cross and Everyday Life .”  Ann is the author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are and she blogs at “ A Holy Experience .” Sophie is the author of A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon and she blogs over at “ BooMama .” Ann and Sophie each bring a unique perspective to this discussion in their respective roles as wife, mother, author, and blogger. Yesterday we posted our interview with Ann about Secret Church and how the gospel impacts everyday life. Today we put Sophie on the hot-seat. Sophie (Continue reading…)

  4. Ann Voskamp & Sophie Hudson on The Cross and Everyday Life: Part 1 of 2

    Ann Voskamp and Sophie Hudson recently sat down with Pastor David and his wife, Heather, to talk about a number of topics surrounding this year’s Secret Church topic, “ The Cross and Everyday Life .”  Ann is the author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are and she blogs at “ A Holy Experience .” Sophie is the author of A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon and she blogs over at “ BooMama .” Ann and Sophie each bring a unique perspective to this discussion in their respective roles as wife, mother, author, and blogger. We decided to post their answers in two parts – Ann’s post is below and Sophie’s will appear tomorrow. In this (Continue reading…)

  5. Erwin Brothers Interview, Part 2

    Posted on April 9th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    Yesterday, we posted part 1 of an interview with the Erwin brothers about how the gospel affects their work as filmmakers. Today is part 2… Be sure you check out their upcoming movie, Mom’s Night Out . Also, we invite you to join us 9 days from now for a the Secret Church simulcast with David Platt as we dive into “The Cross and Everyday Life,” a topic that will cover the affect of the cross on both work and entertainment.

  6. Erwin Brothers Interview, Part 1

    Posted on April 8th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    Andy and Jon Erwin are Christians. But they are also filmmakers. They made October Baby and are currently working on another feature-length film called Mom’s Night Out , in theaters this Mother’s Day weekend. In the short video below, they were gracious enough to tell us how the gospel led them to the entertainment industry and how it affects their work as filmmakers. Entertainment and work are two of the many topics that will be covered this Good Friday at Secret Church 14, “The Cross and Everyday Life.” There’s still time to register and participate in the simulcast! Stay (Continue reading…)

  7. Lifting up the SC prayer focus during a previous simulcast

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    Be On Our Prayer Team

    Posted on April 7th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    In preparation for Secret Church 14 on Good Friday, our team is trying to be intentional about prayer. We realize that the only way the simulcast on April 18 will be a true success is if God makes it one. And we want Secret Church to be a success … in a heavenly sense. What a tragedy it would be if all that came out of it was a good gathering, a smooth simulcast, and a popular event! Our desire is that, through His Word, God transforms lives to the glory of his name. Though (Continue reading…)

  8. SC14 April Update

    Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Brooke M.

    Yesterday, we sent a newsletter to all groups who have registered for the Secret Church simulcast so far. If you didn’t receive it … Check your junk/spam folders. The email came from scsimulcast@radical.net. (Add this email address to your contacts so you’ll get future emails from us.) If you still can’t find it, contact us at the Radical office just to make certain that your registration processed and that we have the correct email address on file for you. In the meantime, here’s what the newsletter said …   Can you believe Secret Church is (Continue reading…)

  9. Matt Mason's Family Worship Resource List

    Matt Mason’s Family Worship Resource List

    Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by David B.

    In our  recent interview  with Matt Mason on family worship, we asked him for some resource recommendations. He gave us a boatload of good suggestions, so we decided to include those separately in the post below. Here are some books Matt recommends for you and your family along with some brief descriptions… Family Worship: In the Bible, in History & in Your Home  (Donald Whitney). I brought it with me on a personal retreat several years ago, and God used it to awaken me to the biblical call and the beauty of family worship. I read it through many tears. A short, but potentially life-changing book. Once you’re (Continue reading…)

  10. Honoring a Special Brother this Good Friday at Secret Church

    Honoring a Special Brother this Good Friday at Secret Church

    Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    Secret Church 14 is just over two weeks away now. As people are continuing to register, study guides are going fast, and our team is working hard, we thought we’d take a moment to let you in on one of the things that will take place during the simulcast. We’re going to take a few minutes to honor someone who is very dear to us, Brother Andrew, author of God’s Smuggler and founder of Open Doors , a ministry devoted to serving persecuted Christians around the world. Here’s an excerpt about Brother Andrew from the synopsis of God’s Smuggler: (Continue reading…)