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How Your Preaching Can Confront Racism - Part 2
How Your Preaching Can Confront Racism - Part 2

By: Stuart Blythe
Preaching against racism is prophetic, and the ones who can best deliver that courageous and disruptive message are pastors, who are invested in the life of a congregation and can make that message transformative.

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How Your Preaching Can Confront Racism - Part 1
How Your Preaching Can Confront Racism - Part 1

By: Stuart Blythe
William Willimon's latest book draws on his own Methodist tradition in order to honestly name racism as sin. And for a model of preaching in a way that confronts racism, he turns to Baptist pastor, Martin Luther King Jr.

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Which Comes First? Church, Mission or Discipleship
Which Comes First? Church, Mission or Discipleship

By: Stuart Blythe
In some circles, debate swirls around which is most important - church, mission or discipleship. However, the three belong in an integrated relationship where none can really claim the priority.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Stuart Blythe
Profiles In Goodwill: Stuart Blythe

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Stuart Blythe is the rector of International Baptist Theological Study Centre in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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Helping More Churches Commit to Supporting Human Rights
Helping More Churches Commit to Supporting Human Rights

By: Stuart Blythe
While Baptists are committed to human rights at an official level, that commitment doesn't seem to make it into many churches - even though clear theological grounds exist for the support of human rights.

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Why You Must Do More Than Wish for 'Peace' on Earth
Why You Must Do More Than Wish for 'Peace' on Earth

By: Stuart Blythe
A few days before Christmas, a terrorist attack rocked a Christmas market in Berlin. When Christians gather on Christmas to seek peace on earth, will we remember that we cannot wish for peace? We must work for it.

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Should Christians Wash Their Linen in Public?
Should Christians Wash Their Linen in Public?

By: Stuart Blythe
Social media reveals that Christians viscerally hold different views on ethical issues. However, we must find other places to express those differences than only social media. Maybe church is a good place to start.

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The Role of Individual Volition in Moral Formation
The Role of Individual Volition in Moral Formation

By: Stuart Blythe
Four interdependent areas contribute to moral formation. Individual volition is at the core of such formation. For Christian moral formation, it's the individual will in relationship to God.

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An Example of Christian Leadership You're Not Expecting
An Example of Christian Leadership You're Not Expecting

By: Stuart Blythe
Think of models of leadership in the Bible and several names come to mind: Abraham, Joseph, David. Another individual in the Bible is a model leader, even though he's not foremost on many lists.

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Just Imagine: No Longer Reducing Others to Labels
Just Imagine: No Longer Reducing Others to Labels

By: Stuart Blythe
We dehumanize others by reducing them to mere labels and not seeing them as complex human being like us. What will it take for us to imagine them beyond the labels?

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On Being European, Human Rights and Grace
On Being European, Human Rights and Grace

By: Stuart Blythe
When it comes to human rights, many Christians can be ambivalent on the subject. The concept of grace, however, offers a different way to theologically reflect upon human rights.

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6 Ways to Recognize Today's Prophets
6 Ways to Recognize Today's Prophets

By: Stuart Blythe
When we think about prophets, our thoughts turn to Old Testament figures. But prophets have been with us through the ages and are alive and well today. Here are six ways to recognize them.

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