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Church Unity: Lessons from an Unlikely Source - Part 2
Church Unity: Lessons from an Unlikely Source - Part 2

By: Mike Kuhn
If we can begin to overcome the hindrances to unity that have plagued Christianity for hundreds of years, maybe we'll discover that our traditions and diversity can be mutually enriching.

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Church Unity: Lessons from an Unlikely Source - Part 1
Church Unity: Lessons from an Unlikely Source - Part 1

By: Mike Kuhn
Radical Islamic groups, known as takfīrīs, control through power and enforced conformity. Divergence can mean exclusion or death. While Christian churches aren't so harsh, we can enforce rigid rules.

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Ze or Xyr Proposed to Replace Gender Pronouns He and She
Ze or Xyr Proposed to Replace Gender Pronouns He and She

By: Robert Parham
If some U.S. universities get their way, "ze" and "xyr" will replace the "he" and "she" in the English language. Will replacing gender-specific pronouns for gender-neutral ones really contribute to a good society?

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Your Church's Choice: Common Ground or Conflict
Your Church's Choice: Common Ground or Conflict

By: Jerrod Hugenot
Diverse churches have many opportunities to become a stumbling block. The challenge is not to decide who is right or wrong, but whether or not they begin from a place of common ground.

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How Utah's Pando Forest is Like the Church
How Utah's Pando Forest is Like the Church

By: Chuck Summers
At first glance, the Pando forest in Utah has some 47,000 trees, but it's actually one tree with a huge underground root system from which all the others spring up. It's a perfect picture of the church.

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Why Can't Our Churches Be More Like Legos?
Why Can't Our Churches Be More Like Legos?

By: Bryan Brock
Lego buildings are fascinating structures. All those different-colored blocks connecting together to make one structure. But when it comes to church, we prefer everything and everyone to be the same.

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3 Observations about Supreme Court's 5-4 Decision
3 Observations about Supreme Court's 5-4 Decision

By: Shaun King
The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states will be debated for years to come. Here are three observations to help Christians respond to our 5-4 culture.

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How Your Congregation Can Encourage Diversity
How Your Congregation Can Encourage Diversity

By: Terrell Carter
One of the simplest evidences of our commitment to seeing and treating people as equals before God is through the diversity that is found within our congregations and leadership.

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4 Ways for Your Church to Address Diversity
4 Ways for Your Church to Address Diversity
By: Ircel Harrison
With Internet access, 24/7 news cycle and our increasingly mobility, diversity has become part of our everyday lives. Here are four ways for churches to address diversity while pursuing their mission.
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Why Churches are Best Social Melting Pots in Britain
Why Churches are Best Social Melting Pots in Britain
By: Jon Kuhrt
Despite its failings and struggles, the church has within its DNA a commitment to be diverse and inclusive. It's a commitment that is anchored in a belief in everyone's value before God.
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Religious Freedom: Making the World Safe for Diversity
Religious Freedom: Making the World Safe for Diversity

By: Rick Love
Everyone struggles with diversity at some level. Diversity, however, is a fact of life in the 21st century, and America is one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse nations on earth.

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Cultivating Selflessness in Worship in Global Gatherings
Cultivating Selflessness in Worship in Global Gatherings
By: Neville Callam
When Baptist World Alliance members gather for their annual meeting, not everyone speaks English. The BWA ensures that non-English speakers don't feel like second-class participants.
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Embracing Diversity Vital to Churches' Future
Embracing Diversity Vital to Churches' Future
The theme of diversity is a challenging one for churches to negotiate. For European Baptists, ethnic and cultural diversity is a fact of life – and leads to uncomfortable questions.
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How Diverse Electorate is Good for Everyone
How Diverse Electorate is Good for Everyone
In the presidential election, the determining factor for the victor was attracting the votes of a diverse electorate. It's a change that may be redemptive for all of us.
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Interfaith Voices: Good Will is an Asset
Interfaith Voices: Good Will is an Asset
In a wasteland of impoliteness and discourtesy, people of faith must transcend differences in religion, race and culture in order to work for the common good.
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Very Good and Pleasant
Every time we gather around the table of Jesus, we not only show forth the life and death of the Lord Jesus Christ until he comes again. We declare that we typically self-absorbed people obsessed with our own preferences are willing to lay aside what divides us for the good of this church, and for, the good of God’s kingdom.
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Hear a Word about Baptist Day at the White House
Hear a Word about Baptist Day at the White House
The opportunity for 60 Baptist leaders to dialogue with White House officials fostered a network of goodwill Baptists who are concerned about social justice.
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Why Baptist Churches Are More Than Family
Why Baptist Churches Are More Than Family
Baptists aren't merely a family of churches. They can be diverse but still united, reaching beyond labels of conservatives and liberals, traditional and charismatic.
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It’s the Most Wonderfully Holy Time of the Year
(RNS) A quick glimpse at a calendar is one way to see how religiously diverse the United States has become.
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More Americans Desiging Make-your-own Religion
(RNS) If World War II-era warbler Kate Smith sang today, her anthem could be “Gods Bless America.”
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Media's Too Liberal? Try Too Lacking Diversity
Media's Too Liberal? Try Too Lacking Diversity
Many often bemoan that the media is too liberal. A far greater and more accurate concern is that most newsrooms have little to no diversity, and that affects their coverage.
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Pope Chides France after Gypsies Are Deported
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI urged French-speaking Catholics to “accept legitimate human diversity.”
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The Wind Blows On Us All
Go ahead and confess, haven’t you ever wished God would write you a letter every now and then? We’re in a time of intriguing conversations about our church these days. If God took the time to drop us a note, what would God write if God were doing such things?
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British Baptists: One World – One Mission
British Baptists: One World – One Mission
Until recently, Britain had been monocultural and largely Christian. Today, like many other nations, it's a rich mix of languages, ethnicities, colors and cultures. How will that affect Baptists' missionary task?
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Coming Together in the 21st Century: Excerpt One
Coming Together in the 21st Century: Excerpt One
While the Bible begins with the unity of humanity, it clearly demonstrates that God values the diversity that emerged within the human family. The biblical authors celebrate a rich mosaic of people.
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Speak Anyway
This time, they did. But God does not guarantee Ezekiel or Frank or anyone else that people will listen. That’s not our worry. God says, speak anyway. 
So, a little humility, weak and wobbly ones of God. It’s not all up to you. Speak anyway. Whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house), they shall know that there has been a prophet among them.
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SBC Program Is Virtually All White, All Male; ABC Program Is Multi-Cultural
SBC Program Is Virtually All White, All Male; ABC Program Is Multi-Cultural
If the Southern Baptist Convention believes that actions speak louder than words, then its action of having a program of virtually all whites and all males places a big question mark over the convention's 2009 meeting logo.
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Diversity Reigns Among So-Called Liberal Clergy
Diversity Reigns Among So-Called Liberal Clergy
Categorizing people by means of narrow labels is just another way of not having to think deeply about them.
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Faith Makeup of Congress Reflects That of Country
That diversity will be on full display as the 111th Congress convenes and begins its work. According to recent analysis by Congressional Quarterly and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, the new Congress' religious diversity is significantly representative of the diversity that exists in the country as a whole.
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