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Like King, I Have a Dream - For the Church
Like King, I Have a Dream - For the Church

By: Jim Hill
I have a dream that one day white Christians will have the courage to lead a nation to have an honest conversation about racism and white privilege. I have a dream that conversation will lead our nation to begin to heal.

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Stepping Into a Journey Toward Reconciliation
Stepping Into a Journey Toward Reconciliation

By: Charles Cheek
Not long ago, neighbors gathered on front porches to freely exchange ideas to bring about change. We've lost sight of that in our isolated society. But we can gather again on the "front porch" for justice.

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Prophetic Priests and Priestly Prophets
Prophetic Priests and Priestly Prophets

By: Guy Sayles
While the priest's work is primarily within the church and the prophet's focus is most often beyond it, we're living in times when these distinctions are breaking down.

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To Combat Hate, Churches Must Be Extremists for Love
To Combat Hate, Churches Must Be Extremists for Love

By: Mark Tidsworth
Perhaps the most disturbing development in 2016 was watching the forces, rhetoric and actions of hate escalate. To deal with the hate movement, churches need to become love extremists.

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King Distinguished Between Segregating, Segregated Churches
King Distinguished Between Segregating, Segregated Churches

By: Zach Dawes
Many churches remain predominantly black or white, but Martin Luther King Jr. reminded us of the difference between segregated and segregating churches. MLK Jr. Day services offer an opportunity to integrate.

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Connecting with Your Church's Missing Generation
Connecting with Your Church's Missing Generation

By: Sarah Stone
Millennials are one of the biggest challenges facing the church, but also one of its greatest resources. We need to understand them, encourage them and, most of all, pray for them.

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What Your Church Must Know to Combat Human Trafficking
What Your Church Must Know to Combat Human Trafficking

By: Elizabeth Goatley
If your church is ready to combat human trafficking in your community, here are three concepts you need to realize before you can begin to become involved.

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Stopping Human Trafficking Begins in Our Churches
Stopping Human Trafficking Begins in Our Churches

By: Pam Strickland
Many practicing Christians view pornography, which drives demand for prostitution and sex trafficking. To stop human trafficking, the church must end the demand for victims. And we must start with us.

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One Church's Role to Put Dent in Sex Trafficking
One Church's Role to Put Dent in Sex Trafficking

By: Duane Brooks and Jen Whittenberg
More than just football comes to town with the Super Bowl. In addition to the thousands of visitors in town for the game, there is an increased demand for commercial sex. Here's one church's response.

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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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3 Reasons Christians Shouldn't Call Immigrants 'Illegal'
3 Reasons Christians Shouldn't Call Immigrants 'Illegal'

By: Blake Hart
Whether or not someone has proper documentation should be irrelevant to Christians' desire to fellowship with them, to share our abundant resources in love and to fight for and defend their dignity.

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Operation Inasmuch Packs Food for Hungry
Operation Inasmuch Packs Food for Hungry

By: David Crocker
For two decades, Operation Inasmuch has mobilized congregations in 22 states to minister to people in need. The ministry now offers a new way that churches can help - packaging nutritious meals for distribution.

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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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Is Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward All Possible?
Is Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward All Possible?

By: Joe LaGuardia
God's peace in Christ was - and is - radically different than the militaristic values that set the tone of violence in Rome. And God's peace in Christ sets a new tone for today too.

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6 Reasons That Music is Vital to Genuine Worship
6 Reasons That Music is Vital to Genuine Worship

By: David Kerrigan
Worship can teach us theology and draws us into the presence of God, but sometimes it falls flat. So what are the hallmarks of the best of sung worship? Here are six characteristics.

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How Well Does Your Church Develop Disciples?
How Well Does Your Church Develop Disciples?

By: Mark Tidsworth
Churches are tasked with developing human beings into disciples of Jesus, in collaboration with the Holy Spirit. Is your church aware of and focused on this unique and clear calling to help believers walk the walk?

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Does Your Church Need a Recombobulation Area?
Does Your Church Need a Recombobulation Area?

By: Bill Wilson
Going through airport security can leave people discombobulated. Similarly, many congregations are discombobulated by the challenges of being a 21st century church. We need a recombobulation area.

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Reflecting on Your Past as You Prioritize Your Future
Reflecting on Your Past as You Prioritize Your Future

By: James Gordon
The clock and calendar are little different from the scrape marks on the prisoner's wall - recording time's passing. With a new year only days away, it's a time to reflect on your days passed and prioritize your days to come.

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Looking Back at BCE / EthicsDaily.com's Busy 2016
Looking Back at BCE / EthicsDaily.com's Busy 2016

By: Zach Dawes
The Baptist Center for Ethics / EthicsDaily.com hit the ground running in 2016 and didn't slow down. As the year nears its close, we look forward to continuing our efforts to advance the common good in 2017.

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Is Your Church Asking the Right Questions?
Is Your Church Asking the Right Questions?

By: Ircel Harrison
Many church leaders often review the health of their church with questions that are internally focused. While that's important, you can't stop there. You need to ask externally focused questions. Are you?

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Questions as You Travel the Road to Bethlehem
Questions as You Travel the Road to Bethlehem

By: Yohanna Katanacho
In modern times just like at Jesus' birth, the road from Nazareth to Bethlehem came with consequences and questions - political, legal and theological. Which road will you take to Bethlehem?

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Here's What Really Made Those Wise Men Wise
Here's What Really Made Those Wise Men Wise

By: Mike Massar
We call them the wise men, but those magi who visited Jesus at his birth were viewed with scorn. While it wasn't their intelligence quotient that made them wise, it was the commitment of their hearts.

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Are You Willing to Stand Up for Creation Care?
Are You Willing to Stand Up for Creation Care?

By: Chuck Summers
Working to preserve and protect the creation is both a religious obligation and an act of worship. People of faith must now, more than ever, be willing to take a stand for creation care.

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Angst-Filled First Christmas Rings True to Immigrants
Angst-Filled First Christmas Rings True to Immigrants

By: Bob Newell
Obscured by today's cultural Christmas is the reality that the original Bethlehem story occurred against a backdrop of pain and dislocation for its main characters. It's a story to which immigrants can relate.

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Joy and Sorrow Intertwine During Holiday Season
Joy and Sorrow Intertwine During Holiday Season

By: Julius Medenblik
We sometimes separate joy and sorrow, but they're nearly always intertwined, building on one another. This season is a time of joy as families reunite, but it's also a time of sorrow for loved ones we miss.

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