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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Do You Place Party Loyalty Before God's Kingdom?
Do You Place Party Loyalty Before God's Kingdom?
By: Guy Sayles
Our posturing and partisan name-calling on the national level make us forget our commonalities and magnify our differences. But Christians must place God's kingdom before party loyalties.
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real
By: Roger Olson
Based on the best-seller about the purportedly true story of a 4-year-old's visit to heaven, "Heaven is for Real" is a surprising film, treating evangelical Christianity sympathetically. (Photo: Sony Pictures)
Let's Accept the Blue Bird Under Church Watchcare Or At Least Use Its Service
Let's Accept the Blue Bird Under Church Watchcare Or At Least Use Its Service
By: Robert Parham
Twitter can bring great harm and much good. Houses of faith can use it to fill the public square with transformative values.
Hagee's End-Times Prediction: Spectacle over Substance
Hagee's End-Times Prediction: Spectacle over Substance
By: Garrett Vickrey
Pastor John Hagee has predicted a "world-shaking event." Sadly, too much of our religious fervor has been reserved for spectacle and prophecy that has little to do with Jesus' life-saving mission.
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What Institution is the Largest Provider of Mental Health?
By: Robert Parham
The U.S. had about 850,000 mental health inpatient beds in 1985. Today, there are only about 50,000 beds. Where are all these patients going? And what can churches do to help?



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Holy Thursday – Our Reminder to Love One Another
By: Keith Herron
Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, commemorates the Last Supper. It's a day in which we recall Jesus' new command to love one another, illustrated by his washing of the disciples' feet.



Does Your Church Love Your Neighbor by Caring for Creation?
By: Zach Dawes
Persuading a church to become more eco-friendly is one of the most difficult "sales" of all, yet it's another way to live out our call to love our neighbor. And we can start with the midweek meal.



3 Things You May Have Forgotten about Faith
By: Matt Sapp
Many of us live as if faith was only an intellectual exercise, but faith is more than intellectual assent to a set of propositions. Here are three things we often forget about faith.




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Rick Love, president of Peace Catalyst International (based in Colorado), discusses his new book, Grace and Truth: Toward Christlike Relationships with Muslims, as well as some misperceptions about Islam. Learn more at ricklove.net and peace-catalyst.net.
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