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When Will U.S. Christianity Heed Its Wakeup Call?
When Will U.S. Christianity Heed Its Wakeup Call?

By: Jerry A. Hudson
Few Christians want to follow Jesus' counterintuitive teachings on living spiritually in the world. With U.S. Christianity so entrenched in politics over the last three decades, it's time for a wakeup call.

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The Crucial Step Often Missing from True Compromise
The Crucial Step Often Missing from True Compromise

By: Reggie Warren
Compromise is difficult. Many folks in political and religious circles often leave out a basic step in compromise. Progress in debate is impossible until all parties at least acknowledge that they could be wrong.

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What Astronauts Can Teach All of Us About Big Picture
What Astronauts Can Teach All of Us About Big Picture

By: Michael Ruffin
Astronauts have a unique perspective. They've seen the Earth from space, where all the things that divide us aren't visible. If only the rest of us could see the world and its people as one.

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If You Want to Change, Start With Your Character
If You Want to Change, Start With Your Character

By: Guy Sayles
Some things you can't change about yourself, but others you can. What provides the energy for change? It's the creative tension between who we are and who we will be. And we have no better model than Jesus.

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Spiritual Amnesia: When We Judge Those Who Differ
Spiritual Amnesia: When We Judge Those Who Differ

By: Lee Spitzer
Our culture is swift to judge and attack; we assume we are superior to those with whom we differ. Many movements and individuals suffer from spiritual amnesia, forgetting we are all made in God's image.

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How Mental Illness Advice Turns into Spiritual Abuse
How Mental Illness Advice Turns into Spiritual Abuse

By: Merianna Harrelson
Too often, pastors and teachers tell people struggling with mental or physical illness they just need to ask God for healing and not pursue medication or therapy offered by science. This is spiritual abuse.

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Welcome the Stranger? Not So Fast, Some Christians Say
Welcome the Stranger? Not So Fast, Some Christians Say

By: Richard Schweissing
Refugees - our ancestors - have been an integral part of U.S. history. Christians must decide if they want to obey Scripture's whole mandate, which includes welcoming the least of these into our nation.

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5 Values to Help You Master Life's Mundane Middles
5 Values to Help You Master Life's Mundane Middles

By: Joe LaGuardia
Many churches exceed at starting out well with the latest idea or program, but seldom focus on working through the mundane middle or finishing well. Yet the mystics from the Middle Ages offer us direction.

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7 Common Obstacles to Growth in Your Congregation
7 Common Obstacles to Growth in Your Congregation

By: Mark Tidsworth
You can't grow a healthy crop without removing obstacles that clutter the soil. Similarly, until your church will struggle with growth until obstacles are recognized and removed. Here's how to clear the field.

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What Really Matters if Your Church is Multicultural
What Really Matters if Your Church is Multicultural

By: Phil Jump
What does it mean to be a multicultural church? It's not enough for the church to simply comprise the diversity of our human race. People need to be included, valued and respected equally within it.

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The Single Ingredient You Need to Trigger Change
The Single Ingredient You Need to Trigger Change

By: Guy Sayles
Some folks believe people can't change. While change is possible, it can be extremely difficult. You can't do it on our own. You need an emotional-spiritual energy from beyond yourself. Check out what it is.

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Why Christians Emulate Jesus, Not Emily Post
Why Christians Emulate Jesus, Not Emily Post

By: John Pierce
Most of us want to be nice, but we can't allow being nice to keep us silent in the face of injustice or abuse. To "be nice" at such times can ignore or enable attitudes and behaviors that are anything but nice.

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A Nuanced Response to Loving Your Neighbor
A Nuanced Response to Loving Your Neighbor

By: Helen Paynter
While many Christians heed the biblical call to welcome the stranger as a response to the immigration issue, others take a more cautious approach. Loving your neighbor can be a knotty and ambiguous issue.

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Think You've Seen Nothing Like This? Talk to Jeremiah
Think You've Seen Nothing Like This? Talk to Jeremiah

By: Colin Harris
All our political turmoil may seem unlike anything you've seen before, but for the prophet Jeremiah it's a "been there, seen that" reality. As the prophet points out, "folks get themselves in the same fix over and over again."

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Why Your Church is Worth the Effort
Why Your Church is Worth the Effort

By: Barry Howard
Some may be ready to deliver the eulogy for the local church. But if we're willing to seize the opportunity to dialogue with our culture, rather than be hostile toward it, this could be the church's finest hour.

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Preaching Fear May Be Effective But It's Also Wrong
Preaching Fear May Be Effective But It's Also Wrong

By: Ron Rolheiser
Why don't we preach hellfire anymore? While it's true that fear is an effective motivator, it is not the proper fuel for love. You don't enter a love relationship because you feel afraid or threatened.

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Stranger Danger? Transforming Your Fear into Love
Stranger Danger? Transforming Your Fear into Love

By: James Gordon
We build either walls or bridges. As we respond to the strangers who live among us, will we feel threatened or enriched? It's not easy, but we must allow our fears to transform into love.

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Creedalism vs. Confessionalism: Why You Should Care
Creedalism vs. Confessionalism: Why You Should Care

By: Roger Olson
The line between creedalism and confessionalism is not always clear. However, when a Christian church or organization elevates its statement of faith to the same level as Scripture, that's creedalism.

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Admitting Sexual Misconduct Doesn't Merit Church Applause
Admitting Sexual Misconduct Doesn't Merit Church Applause

By: Merianna Harrelson
When a megachurch pastor admitted to sexual misconduct with a minor, the church responded with applause and a standing ovation. It further illustrates the spiritual abuse that corrupts churches and society.

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Martin Luther King Jr.: Cultural Hero and Theologian
Martin Luther King Jr.: Cultural Hero and Theologian

By: Colin Harris
Martin Luther King Jr. didn't fit the formal, academically oriented images of "theologian" in his day, but theology was changing from primarily reflection to engagement. And King was its standard bearer.

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Why Many Conservative Evangelicals Still Blame Victims
Why Many Conservative Evangelicals Still Blame Victims

By: David Swartz
Blaming the victim is an unfortunate instinct among some conservative evangelicals. It's a perverse male-power culture, which blames women for acting and dressing too provocatively.

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Maybe It's Time for Your Church to Have an Epiphany
Maybe It's Time for Your Church to Have an Epiphany

By: Stuart Blythe
After Christmas and Easter, many other special Sundays exist for churches to observe during worship. Whether they do or don't isn't as important as whether they can articulate why they reached that decision.

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When Women Stand Together: #SilenceIsNotSpiritual
When Women Stand Together: #SilenceIsNotSpiritual

By: Lynne Hybels
Women around the world have been disproportionately impacted by all the great global tragedies. And women need to be disproportionately engaged in the solution. One answer: #SilenceIsNotSpiritual

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For New Year, Will You Choose Life or Decay?
For New Year, Will You Choose Life or Decay?

By: Colin Harris
As you step into the new year, you face a choice. It's a choice found repeatedly throughout Scripture: You can either make choices conducive to life or choices counterproductive to it. What's your choice?

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Why God Isn't Calling You to Change the World - Part 2
Why God Isn't Calling You to Change the World - Part 2

By: Rupen Das
Human society will never escape the problem of the equitable distribution of the physical and cultural good, which provides for the preservation and fulfillment of human life. Yet God will bring transformation.

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