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  1. 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…)

  2. Mandatory Simulcast Test

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    Mandatory Simulcast Test

    Posted on April 7th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    Please make plans to participate in our mandatory tests on April 17 (from 3-9pm Central). Try to carve out between 45 minutes and an hour sometime during our six hour window to make sure you’re good to go for the simulcast on Good Friday . If you can stream video for at least 45 minutes, you should be fine for the simulcast on the 18th. This test is your chance to make sure you know how to login, work through any potential connectivity issues, try out your home or church setup, and ask us any questions you might have. We’ll have (Continue reading…)

  3. 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…)

  4. Turkish Pide

    Turkish Pide

    Posted on April 4th, 2014 by Callie

    Over the next couple months, we’ll be sharing a wide range of information (including food and culture) about the Secret Church 14 prayer focus, the Peoples of Turkey. Read more at the prayer focus website,  HopeForTurkey.com . There’s still time to  REGISTER  for the Secret Church 14: “The Cross and Everyday Life” simulcast. As our team traveled around Turkey last fall we couldn’t help but be enveloped by the friendliness of the people and the sense of community.  Wherever you go the park, the shops, the restaurants, there are always a few tables and chairs where you can stop (Continue reading…)

  5. 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…)

  6. 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…)

  7. 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…)

  8. Janet Parshall Interviews Pastor David

    Janet Parshall Interviews Pastor David

    Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    We’ve mentioned before that Moody Radio will soon be airing a new broadcast featuring the teaching ministry of Pastor David called “ Radical with David Platt .” The show is scheduled to begin on May 5th, 2014. The 15-minute audio clip below contains Janet Parshall’s interview with Pastor David concerning the sufficiency of God’s Word and the upcoming Secret Church simulcast. The interview appeared on Moody’s “ In the Market with Janet Parshall ” (April 1, 2014). – For more information about Secret Church 14, “The Cross and Everyday Life,” or to register for the upcoming simulcast on Good Friday, April 18th, go  here (Continue reading…)

  9. Register This Week for a Study Guide

    Register This Week for a Study Guide

    Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    Imagine it’s the week of Christmas and you are trying to send a package to your grandmother who lives far away… like over-the-river-and-through-the-woods far. There’s not a lot of time to waste, but it’s doable. Now suppose that instead of one grandma, you had 1,000 such grandmas (just go with it), and they were all expecting a gift from you later this week on Christmas Day. That’s less than a week to send 1,000 packages to 1,000 eager–and dearly loved–recipients during the time of the year when the post office lines look more like the lines (Continue reading…)

  10. The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul

    The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul

    Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by Angelia S.

    Over the next couple months, we’ll be sharing a wide range of information (including food and culture) about the Secret Church 14 prayer focus, the Peoples of Turkey. Read more at the prayer focus website,  HopeForTurkey.com . There’s still time to  REGISTER  for the Secret Church 14: “The Cross and Everyday Life” simulcast. One of the biggest tourist attractions in Instanbul is the Grand Bazaar.  The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest covered markets in the world.  It has over 60 streets, over 5,000 shops, and attracts over 250,000 visitors daily.  It is made up of thousands of (Continue reading…)