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Ordinary Greatness

February 18, 2014 by


As a young believer, I was inspired by the early church in the book of Acts because of the numbers of converts.  Likewise, men like Hudson Taylor, Dawson Troutman, Jim Rayburn, Harold Ockenga, and Billy Graham inspired me to accomplish great things for the Lord.  Henrietta Mears and Mother Theresa are also on my list […]

Both Coins

February 11, 2014 by


Two coins have a permanent home in the center console of my red Hyundai Santa Fe.  They are in no danger of being used to pay a toll or feed a parking meter, because they are ancient copper coins–small, weathered and corroded over time.  They were given to me by a good friend named George. […]

Freakiligious: Stuff you didn’t know you needed to know about the American Church

February 4, 2014 by


The Mounting Imperative for Evangelism There are two ways to grow the Church: fertility and conversion[1]. Of the two, the most time-tested method of growth is fertility: Christ-following parents tend to disciple their children in the faith, creating a pattern of devotion across generations. Following this line of logic, the more children Christ-following parents have […]

Meet our newest contributor!

February 4, 2014 by


Dr. Mark Killian has joined leadership42day as a contributor. He has been involved with Young Life since his middle school years when I was a student teacher at Amherst Middle School in Buffalo, New York.  We would hang out in the lunch room. As a high school student he played bass guitar at club (kind-of) […]