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Why You Must Cultivate a Generosity without Borders
Why You Must Cultivate a Generosity without Borders

By: Danny Chisholm
The level of discourse in our country has deteriorated to toxic levels. Pastors, ministers, rectors and clergy of all denominations (or lack thereof) must take responsibility for setting a positive tone of civility in our nation.

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Making the Biblical Case for Creation Care
Making the Biblical Case for Creation Care

By: John Weaver
We can see the results of global warming around the world, but does Christianity support concerns about climate change? God encourages us to hold on to hope and will ultimately bring about the redemption of creation.

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At Tipping Point, We'll Need an Ethics of Restoration
At Tipping Point, We'll Need an Ethics of Restoration

By: Colin Harris
The U.S. seems to be facing a national tipping point that will reorient our thinking on the matter of leadership. While many will declare winners and losers, faith leaders must cultivate an ethics of restoration.

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How Churches Must Move Forward on LGBTQ Debate
How Churches Must Move Forward on LGBTQ Debate

By: Steven Schafer
Christians fall into two viewpoints - revisionists and traditionalists - in the debate regarding the inclusion of LGBTQ people and their relationships in the church. Neither side is asking the more pressing questions.

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Think Twice When You Rationalize Your Moral Outrage
Think Twice When You Rationalize Your Moral Outrage

By: Ron Rolheiser
We live in a world awash in moral outrage, which is actually the antithesis of morality. Its practitioners claim to be on the side of God and truth, but they often are complicit in the vert things they demonize.

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Pastors Share How Their Churches Support Creation Care
Pastors Share How Their Churches Support Creation Care

By: Zach Dawes
Many churches support creation care but aren't sure where to start or what to do to make a difference. If your church needs some inspiration, here are ideas on what other congregations are doing.

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Not Quite Ruined by the Fall
Not Quite Ruined by the Fall

By: Molly T. Marshall
A persisting theological question is what actually happened to our forebears as sin entered the world. While some speak of "total depravity," a more accurate picture is no part of us is untouched by sin.

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Why Our Worship Must Focus More on Creation Care
Why Our Worship Must Focus More on Creation Care

By: Helle Liht
Creation care seldom plays a significant role in worship services and Bible studies. Faced with a cumulating and accelerating ecological crisis, churches must make a greater effort.

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4 Thoughts That Define Your Easter, Christian Worldview
4 Thoughts That Define Your Easter, Christian Worldview

By: Joe LaGuardia
Our worldview is the lens through which we interpret the world and our place in it, but few Christians reflect on whether they see the world as Christ sees it. Do you know your worldview?

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How Churches Can Turn Around Our Environmental Woes
How Churches Can Turn Around Our Environmental Woes

By: Chuck Summers
Somehow, someway, the church must encourage and model love for God's creation. More than ever, the church needs to help people make the connection between loving God and loving the earth.

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Social Justice: Good News for the Poor - Part 3
Social Justice: Good News for the Poor - Part 3

By: Trevor Neill
The picture of Jesus offered by the gospels is that of a figure who is constantly taking sides on behalf of the poor and marginalized. However, many of our presentations of the gospel skew this vision of Jesus.

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How Martin Luther King's Death Birthed Environmental Justice
How Martin Luther King's Death Birthed Environmental Justice

By: Aaron D. Weaver
Martin Luther King Jr. and Memphis sanitation workers launched the environmental justice movement 50 years ago. Today, we must ensure that environmental injustices don't linger on the backburner.

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When Churches Work Together for the Common Good
When Churches Work Together for the Common Good

By: Ed Hogan
Churches from all denominational stripes came together in Houston to help the community rebuild after the hurricane. If only churches in the U.S. could sustain a similar unified purpose to reflect Christ's love.

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Social Justice: A Danger in Individualism - Part 2
Social Justice: A Danger in Individualism - Part 2

By: Trevor Neill
An emphasis on the reform of individual lives has long been a mainstay of evangelical conviction, but the danger is that it blinds us to the injustice that is hardwired into systems and structures.

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Social Justice: A Time for Reflection - Part 1
Social Justice: A Time for Reflection - Part 1

By: Trevor Neill
Churches once understood evangelism to be mainly about proclamation, but many churches have had a reawakening of their social conscience. Does our thinking need time to catch up with our doing?

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Want to Choke the Life Out of Your Church? Try This.
Want to Choke the Life Out of Your Church? Try This.

By: Dennis Bickers
Churches used to do many things in the past, but that doesn't mean they need to continue doing them now. Maintaining worn-out traditions will choke the life out of your church.

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When Was the Last Time You Heard a Sermon on Taxes?
When Was the Last Time You Heard a Sermon on Taxes?

By: Zach Dawes
Analyzing taxation from a faith perspective has become taboo. It's rarely discussed from the pulpit; theologians have shied away from it. Yet a just tax system is one avenue by which we pursue the common good.

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Faithfully Paying Taxes to Support the Common Good
Faithfully Paying Taxes to Support the Common Good

By: Lori Walke
People of faith should work to make sure that our state and federal taxes go to the common good, specifically for economic justice, public education and social services for our most vulnerable neighbors.

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5 Steps to Lead Your Church to Be Innovative
5 Steps to Lead Your Church to Be Innovative

By: Ircel Harrison
Even though the Christian movement has survived and prospered over the year because followers were willing to learn, grow and innovate, church folks still resist innovation. For a start, check out Google.

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Paying Taxes is Our Duty, Not Our Reason to Rant
Paying Taxes is Our Duty, Not Our Reason to Rant

By: Bob Browning
Paying taxes is the duty of every citizen. In the U.S., we have a say in how the government levies, collects and distributes our taxes. As Christians, we must join these discussions because the gospel shows up in budgets.

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7 Deadly Tactics if Screwtape Advised Your Church
7 Deadly Tactics if Screwtape Advised Your Church

By: Mark Tidsworth
Looking for the best method to revitalize your congregation? Not! With inspiration from the mind of C.S. Lewis, here are 7 deadly tips from Screwtape on how to keep your church from fulfilling its calling.

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Your Church, Local Schools Can Partner to Bless Community
Your Church, Local Schools Can Partner to Bless Community

By: Patrick DeVane
Schools and churches have much to offer each other in mutually beneficial ways that bless the church, school and greater community. Here's how one church began to make a difference in local public schools.

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When Jesus Faces Legion: Making Sense of Today's Evil
When Jesus Faces Legion: Making Sense of Today's Evil

By: Gordon King
Destructive violence has plagued society since the earliest days of our history. It didn't make sense then; it doesn't now. Studying Jesus' encounter with Legion, however, can help us make some sense of evil.

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God Loves All Creation - Not Just Human Beings
God Loves All Creation - Not Just Human Beings

By: Leroy Seat
God loves all of creation - the plants, the animals, the minerals, the whole of nature. Humans, therefore, created in God's image, must love and care for the natural world as well.

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It's Time for Christians to Stand Up for Public Schools
It's Time for Christians to Stand Up for Public Schools

By: Anika T. Whitfield
Public schools represent all without discrimination, privilege or preference, yet remain under fierce attack. Many Christians have failed these schools through silence or lack of support. We can no longer remain so.

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