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Respond to Violent Rhetoric with Redemptive Words
Respond to Violent Rhetoric with Redemptive Words

By: Jim Kelsey
We live in a time when people have a lot to say and say it with great conviction. Often abrasively so. As Christians, we should practice redemptive communication, which begins with a humility that fosters trust.

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Which Guides Your Life? Scripture's Truth or Fake News
Which Guides Your Life? Scripture's Truth or Fake News

By: Simon Jones
In an age when fake news overwhelms us and when few Christians are able to connect their faith to economics and politics, we must be guided by the truth of Scripture to shape the way we live.

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'Sacrificial Listening' Helps You Love Muslim Neighbors
'Sacrificial Listening' Helps You Love Muslim Neighbors

By: Jennifer Bryson
While Christians may be good about talking to or even at Muslims, we need to do more "sacrificial listening." Such conversations may not necessarily lead to agreement, but they have the potential to reach understanding.

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4 Ways Your Church Can Manage Irreconcilable Conflicts
4 Ways Your Church Can Manage Irreconcilable Conflicts

By: Joe LaGuardia
What happens when people in churches have irreconcilable differences that discernment cannot overcome? Scripture reveals 4 ways that such conflicts can lead to new seasons of ministry.

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Why You Can't Communicate Enough to Your Church
Why You Can't Communicate Enough to Your Church

By: Dennis Bickers
When churches face change, a leader can't make the mistake of a lack of communication. During change, communication is crucial. Most people in church will do the right thing when they have the right information.

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7 Actions That Will Nurture Your Distracted Soul
7 Actions That Will Nurture Your Distracted Soul

By: Matt Sapp
Constant updates. 24/7 cable news. Alerts on our smartphones. This information overload hits all of us. Distractedness is killing our souls, but you can take steps to turn it around.

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What Happens to Ethics in a Strong Political Wind?
What Happens to Ethics in a Strong Political Wind?

By: Colin Harris
The intensity of our current political climate allows truthful and more complete information to be replaced by propaganda. Misinformation becomes the wind that blows the weather vane of ethics in all directions.

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Promotion and Practice of Core Values and Ethics Vital
Promotion and Practice of Core Values and Ethics Vital

By: EthicsDaily Staff
How do companies achieve success? When they communicate and demonstrate the importance of their core values and ethics, they are able to attract and retain quality employees, a study says.

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Do Your Words Sustain Others or Tear Them Down?
Do Your Words Sustain Others or Tear Them Down?

By: Guy Sayles
Despite the current climate of extreme rhetoric, people hunger for words that inspire hope and hearten the discouraged. Christians need to speak sustaining, life-building and grace-giving words.

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The Most Effective Thing You Can Do While Ministering
The Most Effective Thing You Can Do While Ministering

By: Mitch Carnell
Nothing says more about a person's caring than his or her willingness to listen without judgment or interruption. Sometimes, our greatest ministry is simply to be 100 percent present in the moment.

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Discovering Truth While Wearing Cultural Lenses
Discovering Truth While Wearing Cultural Lenses

By: John Pierce
Honest students of the Bible are aware that they see through cultural lenses in pursuit of timeless truths. Being aware of cultural influences will allow you to distinguish between the divine and cultural assumptions.

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How Your Preaching May Be Like a Mock Reality Show
How Your Preaching May Be Like a Mock Reality Show

By: Stephen Holmes
A good sermon does what the text does. Like a mock reality TV show, bad preaching merely describes how the text did its work. Follow the first rule of good storytelling: Show, don't tell.

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4 Ways Your Church Can Be a Healthy Family
4 Ways Your Church Can Be a Healthy Family

By: Joel Snider
Those attributes that make healthy family relationships also create healthy church relationships. Here are four ways your church can model healthy family dynamics in the congregation.

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Do Your Words Grow Healthy or Toxic Landscapes?
Do Your Words Grow Healthy or Toxic Landscapes?

By: James Gordon
There's a connection between your words and human flourishing. When your words fall into the soil of other people's lives, do they create a healthy ecosystem or seep toxins into the landscape?

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Can You Still Be Social in This Social-Media Era?
Can You Still Be Social in This Social-Media Era?

By: Jerrod Hugenot
Living in a 24/7 communication world, we are able to connect with people on an unprecedented level. However, social media runs the risk of turning us inward and separating from community.

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2 Essentials to Good Theological Education
2 Essentials to Good Theological Education
By: David Fitch
Theological education is not a matter of spouting off "theo-jargon." Good theological education requires us to challenge our thinking and to learn how to clearly communicate to others.
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4 Truths to Respond to Criticism with Grace
4 Truths to Respond to Criticism with Grace
By: Nick Lear
If you serve in a church long enough, you're going to receive criticism. When it comes your way, remember these four truths to reply with a response filled with grace.
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Why You Should Weigh Your Words Before You Say Them
Why You Should Weigh Your Words Before You Say Them
Words have tremendous power – for harm or for good. Your words can give direction to the lost, encouragement to the broken or hope to the desperate. Think before you speak.
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The Dangers of Communicating Via Social Media
The Dangers of Communicating Via Social Media
In our fast-paced times, technology provides us with tremendous conveniences as we communicate. But those quick messages via text, Twitter and Facebook carry some drawbacks.
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Why Christians Must Seek Civility in Communication
Why Christians Must Seek Civility in Communication
In a society that often views communication as a battle, Christians have a responsibility to communicate with a deep respect for others and for their messages.
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Why We're Quick to Argue But Slow to Understand
Why We're Quick to Argue But Slow to Understand
Many folks are unable to explain their positions because they've been swept along by an emotional torrent that allows for little introspection and rational analysis.
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Is It Time for an Honest and Candid Conversation?
Communication is important to developing healthy relationships. It can prevent a lot of frustration, disappointment and arguments.
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U.S. Seminaries Consider Radical Changes
(RNS) For more than 200 years, Andover Newton Theological School has trained future pastors to have expertise in biblical studies, pastoral care and preaching.
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Unanswered Prayers
What do you do when your prayers are unanswered?
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What You Can Learn from the Church Troublemaker
What You Can Learn from the Church Troublemaker
Every church has an Oscar – a self-proclaimed troublemaker who often sounds off the discontent that many others are feeling. You may not believe it, but this troublemaker can be a minister's friend in disguise.
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Launch Any Good 'Firewords' Lately?
Launch Any Good 'Firewords' Lately?
Set off any "firewords" lately? Some firewords are incendiary, tearing people down or manipulating their fears. But other firewords can build people up when they are spoken with the right motivation.
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Today, Digital Books. Tomorrow, Instant Communication.
Today, Digital Books. Tomorrow, Instant Communication.
The publishing world is abuzz about e-books. And it won't be long before devices like the Kindle look quaint when our mobile phones turn into total communication devices. But what does this have to do with churches?
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Conversation Starter: Can Churches Learn to Dialogue?
Conversation Starter: Can Churches Learn to Dialogue?
Churches and denominations will gain new perspectives on the issues impacting them today only when they stop talking among themselves and enter into true dialogue with others.
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Jesus Would Tweet, and Warn of the Temptation of Technology
Jesus Would Tweet, and Warn of the Temptation of Technology
Would Jesus tweet? Simplicity and clarity were hallmarks of his communication, unlike much of contemporary Christianity that favors brain-numbingly wordy theology.
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