Author: Keelan Cook

This past week, Pew Research dropped some new data on the Muslim population in Europe, and I thought it worth sharing. You can find the research here: 5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe. In short, while the Muslim population share in Europe is still relatively small (average 5%), projects show that it could more than double in the coming decades. That’s a big deal. First off, let me calm some of you. Europe is not being rapidly converted to Islam. These population numbers are accounted for primarily by immigration. Over the last couple of years, Europe has been…

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Peoples Next Door

“The gospel is the only thing we have to offer the world that it does not already have.” ~Leander Keck This quote got stuck in my head a few weeks ago, I cannot shake it. The gospel is the only thing we have that makes us different from any other movement or organization. But the gospel is the only thing we need. Let me be clear. I am not suggesting our approach to the world around us involves nothing but a bullhorn and soapbox for the street corner. By no means is it okay for us to think we have…

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Peoples Next Door

“A gospel-centered church is not one where the preacher preaches the gospel, but where the people share the gospel.” ~John Meador A couple of weeks ago, I commented on an article at Christianity Today by John Meador of First Baptist Euless, TX. Meador writes about his church’s return to evangelism as an every member ministry. It’s a great article, and if you did not read it then, I would suggest you do so now. I bring the article up again because that quote above stuck with me. I knew then I wanted to tease it out. Cards on the table,…

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Peoples Next Door