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Jani Ortlund | Downline Podcast

Jani’s Bio: @janiortlund  As an author and a speaker, one of Jani Ortlund’s chief goals in life is to connect women with the Word of God.  As Executive Vice President of Renewal Ministries, God is using her in women’s conferences both in the United States and abroad. Jani’s first book, Fearlessly Feminine (Multnomah, 2000), encourages […]

Deeply Broken, Willfully Rebellious

Deeply Broken, Willfully Rebellious “I am a mess, yet deeply loved by God.” What a wonderful truth: that as I fumble through life God, who remembers my frail frame (Psalm 103:14), is gracious with me, The eternal, infinite, holy God knows that I am finite and is patient with me. While being a mess yet […]

On the Summit

Christianity is a public faith.  Biblically, from God’s national covenant with Israel, to Jesus’s twelve disciples and his seventy mentionable followers, to the first church gathering after Jesus’s resurrection, believing relationships with God have existed in assembly.   When Luke records the church’s birth, he’s intent that his readers grasp how the faith gestates in community.  […]

Meet the Speakers | #DownlineSummit 2017

Léonce B. Crump Jr. Founding Pastor, Renovation Church Pastor Léonce B. Crump Jr. is an activist, author, social commentator, and the founding pastor of Renovation Church. In 2006 he felt called to plant a transcultural, socially conscious church, and through prayerful seeking of direction settled on the urban core of Atlanta. In early 2008 he […]

Shad & Corey discuss Spiritual Formation | Downline Podcast

Book Mention  Doing God’s Business: Meaning and Motivation for the Marketplace The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work, and Ministry in Biblical Perspective Mere Christianity The Great Divorce Letters to a Young Poet Related Posts Shad & Corey on Accountability Pt. 1 Shad & Corey on Accountability Pt. 2

Shad and Corey – 2017 #DownlineSummit | Downline Podcast

Twitter: @shaddeanberry Shad Berry serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director for Downline Ministries. He is a native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis with a degree in Business Management as a member of the university’s Emerging Leader program. Shad spent the first 11 years of his professional career in his family’s […]

The Struggle is Real, and Jesus is Too!

Spotify Playlist In my 27 years on earth, there are very few things I know with certainty. One thing I am certain of is that life is tragic, and God is faithful. The apparent discrepancy between these two truths creates a beautifully painful tension that many of us may refer to as “struggle.” We fight to experience […]

Dr. Daniel B. Wallace #DownlineSummit 2017

Dr. Daniel B. Wallace  Senior Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary @DanielBWallace Dan is Senior Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (has taught there for more than 28 years) and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. He earned a B.A. at Biola University (1975) with a major […]