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Is Humility Just for the Minority?

Posted: March 1, 2021

Written by Clint Mosley, February 27, 2021 As we close out Black History month, I will call our attention to a pair of individuals who embodied an exemplary posture of… Read More

5 reasons Christians should get the COVID-19 vaccine

Posted: February 19, 2021

Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director and founder of BioLogos, receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccinee. Should you get the COVID vaccine? Many Christians are saying “no” or “not yet.” Here are… Read More

Before You Tweet Criticism: Six Considerations | Desiring God

Posted: January 30, 2021

Social media has become an inferno of insults and anger. And sometimes even professing Christians add to the rage without thinking about the foolishness of spewing verbal abuses. We need… Read More

What the Bible Says About QAnon – Christianity Today

Posted: January 29, 2021

Plandemic? QAnon? Bill Gates creating COVID-19? As the novel coronavirus has traveled around the world, so too have conspiracy theories about the origins of the disease and the winners and… Read More

Polyamory and the Overton Window, by Denny Burk

Posted: January 29, 2021

If you had asked me ten years ago whether evangelicals would ever give up ground on the issue of homosexuality, I would have said “no way!” Sure, the evangelical movement… Read More

Oh Yeah, We’re Going There! by Guy Hammond

Posted: January 20, 2021

Treating Every Person with Dignity, Kindness and Respect, While Standing for Biblical Truth Catch Up on our latest Podcast Episodes Candid & Engaging Conversation on Topics You Won’t Hear Anywhere Else! Oh Yeah,… Read More

Compassion Fatigue and Ministry Burnout – Mike Shapiro

Posted: January 20, 2021

ABOUT: Compassion fatigue is a term first coined in the 1950s to refer to the stress and mental exhaustion experienced by persons in the “helping professions” as a result of… Read More

Revisiting the Term “Missionary” – Nadine Templer

Posted: January 18, 2021

Revisiting the Term “Missionary” Written by Nadine Templer, January 16, 2021 Many of us (myself included) have been known as “missionaries.” I currently live in Nepal, and I spent most… Read More

BBC News: Why our pursuit of happiness may be flawed

Posted: January 13, 2021

I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it: Why our pursuit of happiness may be flawed It is an emotion linked to improved health… Read More

Kit Cummings Book Launch!

Posted: January 12, 2021

a beacon of hope for bringing peace to the streets Watch Kit here talk about his new book: https://vimeo.com/499400056 Hear how we can shatter the pipeline from schools to prisons… Read More

How Churches of Christ responded when the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ killed millions

Posted: January 6, 2021

Many congregations canceled services, and some Christians focused on feeding and nursing the poor. John Mark Hicks  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville saw its first case of the “Spanish flu” in late… Read More

How to turn a blue Christmas red!

Posted: December 9, 2020

Are you celebrating a Blue Christmas? Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. – Proverbs 14:10 The holiday season is typically a time… Read More

A Unity Essay by Douglas A. Foster

Posted: December 6, 2020

Point Park, part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, sits atop Lookout Mountain overlooking Chattanooga, TN. In the years after its 1895 dedication, numerous markers and monuments were erected to… Read More

Critical Race Theory, by John Piper

Posted: November 28, 2020

Interview with John Piper, Founder & Teacher, desiringGod.org Critical race theory is a divisive topic among many Christians today. In a special episode, Pastor John explains why we should be… Read More

Who Will Have Your Attention? Clinging to Christ in the Digital Age | Desiring God

Posted: November 21, 2020

Who Will Have Your Attention? Clinging to Christ in the Digital Age Scripture: Proverbs 27:20, Mark 9:7, Colossians 3:1–3, and Hebrews 2:1 As you know, our world offers us a feast of new multimedia… Read More

“From Me to We” – Nadine Templer

Posted: November 21, 2020

“From Me to We” – Nadine Templer A couple of months ago our family moved from the suburbs of Washington DC to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal – places with… Read More

Here’s why believers NEED false teaching

Posted: November 18, 2020

Christians have been caught off guard. The current revolution sweeping society today was largely unexpected by most believers. That’s understandable in one sense. Who knows what new philosophy will capture… Read More

Resources to handle isolation – with faith, Malcolm Cox

Posted: October 12, 2020

  Click here for the podcast version Inspiration in isolation I have been thinking a lot this week about the difference our faith can make to a sense of isolation… Read More

The Scourge of Suicide – Part 3, by Tim Sumerlin

Posted: October 8, 2020

The Scourge of Suicide – Part Three Resources His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by… Read More

Inter-Generational Unity – Nadine Templer

Posted: October 3, 2020

   Inter-Generational Unity – Nadine Templer As we strive for unity, one aspect that is often overlooked is the unity between generations, between young and “older” folks, the old guard… Read More

The Scourge of Suicide, Part 2, by Tim Sumerlin

Posted: October 3, 2020

The Scourge of Suicide – Part Two ACT! The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. ~ Galatians 5:6 Suicides have nearly doubled in the United States… Read More

Following Christ in a Pandemic: A Conversation Led by Philip Yancey

Posted: October 2, 2020

  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, “science” has become a battleground. There’s an increase in polarization and misinformation around COVID-19, even in Christian circles, and it is costing… Read More

Ditch the Shame: You Aren’t Alone!

Posted: September 24, 2020

It’s easy to feel alone in your struggles with porn. We’re here to tell you that you aren’t the only one.  Issue 123 • September 2020 Redeeming the Pain: Marnie’s… Read More

Reflections on Race (George Floyd aftermath)

Posted: September 24, 2020

Included in this post: My own reflections on race, as a white American (first appearing in the newsletter, 10 June 2020). Sources for reflection—if you’d like to invest in relevant… Read More

The Scourge of Suicide, Part 1, by Tim Sumerlin

Posted: September 23, 2020

Dr. Timothy Sumerlin – Denver, CO, USA • Sep 23, 2020 Suicides have nearly doubled in the United States among young people in recent years. Other age groups are not immune to… Read More

Why Do Politics Too Often Divide Christians?

Posted: September 22, 2020

Disciples Today • Sep 21, 2020 It is not new. People who share many spiritual convictions can come to such verbal blows and attitudes over politics that they divide relationships…. Read More

Is It Wrong to Think You’re Right?

Posted: September 16, 2020

September 2020 Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason responds to a common challenge from relativists that Christians face when trying to share their views. For more information, visit str.org.

The Future of Christian Spirituality: In Our Lives, In Our Churches, and In the Academy

Posted: September 11, 2020

Rolheiser Virtual Conference Flyer – The Future of Christian Spirituality: In Our Lives, In Our Churches, and In the Academy – Nov 12-14, 2020 See this flyer for all the… Read More

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Posted: September 4, 2020

A Strength in Weakness Member’s BI-Weekly Update New Perspectives From Strength in Weakness Ministries Volume 19 | September 4, 2020 A SIW Member’s Bi-Weekly Update Real Life Up Close Let’s… Read More

Topics You’ve NEVER Heard on a Podcast Before!

Posted: September 4, 2020

Treating Every Person with Dignity, Kindness and Respect, While Standing for Biblical Truth Discussing Issues You’ve NEVER Heard on a Podcast Before! Oh Yeah, We’re Going There! Click on a TOPIC to… Read More

Peace Behind the Wire

Posted: September 3, 2020

Nonviolent resolution Share my experience in bringing rival gangs to the table and practicing nonviolence together in some of the toughest prisons in the country. Buy the book

Don’t throw them away

Posted: September 3, 2020

  Don’t Throw Them Away Imagine a world where nonviolent offenses result in counseling and education rather than incarceration. Instead of learning how to be better criminals, young offenders learn… Read More

Street Tactics – Part 4

Posted: September 2, 2020

AUTHOR Greg Koukl PUBLISHED ON 09/01/2020 TACTICS AND TOOLS Street Tactics are specific conversation maneuvers you can use to navigate graciously, safely, and effectively in what otherwise would be difficult… Read More

Patrons, Prophets, and Preachers, by Rob Kranz

Posted: August 31, 2020

Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Stepping into the Jordan Patrons, Prophets, and Preachers by Rob Kranz One of the advantages of teaching is that I always… Read More

A Christian Statement on Science for Pandemic Times

Posted: August 28, 2020

– THE STATEMENT – A Christian Statement on Science for Pandemic Times SPANISH TRANSLATION | FRENCH TRANSLATION   We, the undersigned, join together as Christians who uphold the authority of God’s Word… Read More

After the pandemic, will people return to church?

Posted: August 18, 2020

After the pandemic, will people return to church?   Some ministers fear the attendance decline will outlive the COVID-19 outbreak. Bobby Ross Jr. Editor-in-Chief Anote on the Facebook page of… Read More

“Competing Worldviews: Critical Theory/White Fragility and the Bible” (Jeff Chacon)

Posted: July 27, 2020

Watch this important message by Jeff Chacon. He raises a red flag to warn against the subtle influence of an increasingly popular worldview that is hindering interracial relationships in the church… Read More

Remarkable Social Impact – 3rdDrive.com

Posted: July 27, 2020

 Enjoy this great interview. “Using Technology to Fight Human Trafficking” Rochelle Keyhan is the Chief Executive Officer of Collective Liberty and the 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation Stop Slavery Hero. You will enjoy… Read More

Street Tactics – Part 3 – str.org

Posted: July 23, 2020

On September 11, 2001—a day Time magazine called the bloodiest day on American soil since the Civil War—two jumbo jets slammed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City,… Read More

Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray Remembers Congressman John Lewis

Posted: July 23, 2020

 Attorney Fred Gray Remembers Congressman John Lewis Like many others, I’ve been deeply moved by the passing of Congressman John Lewis. Moved, but at a loss for words. I’ve… Read More

How I Disciple People into a Worldview on Race – by George Yancey

Posted: July 22, 2020

Dear Discipleship-first Friends, We are publishing a series in which disciple makers offer reflections on how to disciple people on racial issues. Last week it was Ben Barnett and this… Read More

How I Disciple People into a Worldview on Race—by Ben Barnett

Posted: July 21, 2020

Dear Discipleship-first Friends, We are asking a few disciple making leaders to describe how they disciple people on race. Ben Barnett is a lead pastor of Bridge Pointe Church in… Read More

It’s Here! Your Guide to a More Peaceful World

Posted: July 18, 2020

It’s Not Where you Travel, But How Just Published, Now Available! Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace Buy Now! Join me in forming a community of travelers that… Read More

LIVE STREAM: N.T. Wright and Francis Collins—A Christian Response to Coronavirus

Posted: July 2, 2020

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, what should be the Christian response? Bible scholar N.T. Wright and BioLogos founder Francis Collins, two influential Christian figures and long-time… Read More

Christians react to minister’s claim of ‘crocodile tears and phony outrage’ over George Floyd’s death

Posted: June 30, 2020

A sermon on abortion and race, preached at a Church of Christ in Oklahoma, sparks outrage. Bobby Ross Jr. Editor-in-Chief OKLAHOMA CITY — When I first heard about the sermon preached… Read More

The Power of Cultural Humility

Posted: June 25, 2020

MICHAEL BURNS – CULTURAL HUMILITY

Protests and prayers, The Christian Chronicle

Posted: June 24, 2020

  NATIONAL   Protests and prayers Christians respond to George Floyd’s death with outrage, rallies and calls for justice. Find more coverage and interviews related to the death of George… Read More

Twelve Resources for this Cultural Moment

Posted: June 19, 2020

Dear Discipleship-first Friends, The United States is in the midst of big change. First, it was COVID-19 and all the changes around which everyone had to adopt. Then, it was… Read More

5 Ways Christians are Getting Swept into a Secular Worldview in This Cultural Moment

Posted: June 19, 2020

So much has been said and is being said about the tragic death of George Floyd that it almost feels excessive to add to the conversation. But to continue on… Read More

This Cultural Moment: The Bible, Race, and Critical Theory

Posted: June 18, 2020

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“Letter from a Birmingham Jail [King, Jr.]”

Posted: June 17, 2020

16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do… Read More

“Snide and Prejudice”, The Economist

Posted: June 16, 2020

“Snide and Prejudice”: Language is a telling clue to unacknowledged racial attitudes Source:  The Economist, 13 June 2020, p.68  

Jesus’ Words for the Grieving

Posted: June 12, 2020

Jesus’ Words for the Grieving As a society we are contending with not only a pandemic and record job losses, but also with the racist violence that has plagued our… Read More

Beware the trap of binary thinking, by Jeff Chacon

Posted: June 12, 2020

There’s a long overdue nationwide awakening to social injustices for a large segment of our country and it affects many of our dear brothers and sisters in Christ. God’s Word… Read More

Three Transformational Conversations About Race, Christian Ray Flores

Posted: June 5, 2020

  The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over and we have been thrust into a new storm. The wave of voices calling for change after the senseless killing of George… Read More

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