How Should Christians Respond to the Orlando Massacre?
How Should Christians Respond to the Orlando Massacre?

By: Bill Ross
"The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history." These words bring fear, hate, exclusion, injustice, hurt, shock and pain. How should Christians respond? It boils down to one word.

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How Churches Should Reflect Jesus' Radical Ministry to Women
How Churches Should Reflect Jesus' Radical Ministry to Women

By: Kathryn Freeman
We live in a culture that degrades and devalues women. If we are to follow Christ's example, we should lead the charge against destructive messages about the value and worth of women.

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Welcoming the Immigrant in Your Neighborhood
Welcoming the Immigrant in Your Neighborhood

By: Martin Brooks
Why are these "foreigners" moving here? It's a sentiment shared by many, even Christians, as immigrants settle into their cities. But God determines where people move and live and does so with purpose.

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When Media Dehumanize People in Their Reporting
When Media Dehumanize People in Their Reporting

By: Phil Palmer
Some media call them migrants, others may say immigrants or refugees. Much of our media is guilty, consciously or otherwise, of dehumanizing people in their reporting.

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What You Can Learn from Examining Your 'Roots'
What You Can Learn from Examining Your 'Roots'

By: Michael Helms
Your family roots have a deep influence on you. On your life's journey, you must recognize the parts of your family system that still exist around you and within you - and ask yourself what needs to change.

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Martin Luther King: Extremists for Hate or for Love?
Martin Luther King: Extremists for Hate or for Love?

By: Thomas Kidd
In "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. was at first disappointed but then satisfied to be labeled an extremist. The question is what kind of extremist will you be?

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Many of Us Share Guilt in Exalting False God of Football
Many of Us Share Guilt in Exalting False God of Football

By: Ferrell Foster
Football has become one of our nation's modern-day false gods. We have gotten so out of hand with football that we are putting the safety and well-being of women at risk.

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On Memorial Day: Practicing the Discipline of Remembering
On Memorial Day: Practicing the Discipline of Remembering

By: Barry Howard
Memorial Day is not just another "day off" but a day to remember those who have lost their lives in the military service of our country. Rather than a time to celebrate, the day offers us a chance to reflect.

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A Visit with Jeremiah Provides Perspective for Today
A Visit with Jeremiah Provides Perspective for Today

By: Colin Harris
An alliance of religious influence and political power around the unholy trinity of power, prestige and privilege that appealed to the victims it was exploiting. That was life in Jeremiah's time. Sound familiar?

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6 Steps to Help You Overcome Discouragement
6 Steps to Help You Overcome Discouragement

By: Matt Sapp
Discouragement often sneaks up on us. It drains energy, stifles motivation, clouds vision and leads to paralyzing anxiety and inaction. Here are six steps you can take to overcome it.

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3 Practices to Help You Wage Peace in a Violent World
3 Practices to Help You Wage Peace in a Violent World

By: Rick Love
U.S. mainstream media, and all too often Christians, view Muslims - all Muslims - as evil extremists who want to harm us. Are Muslims really security threats? No.

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The Last Crusade?
The Last Crusade?

By: Philip Jenkins
As an integral part of Western rhetoric, crusades indicated a noble or righteous struggle inspired by higher motives. The word is now actively toxic, suggesting religious fanaticism and Islamophobia.

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To Make a Better World, Let's Put Others First
To Make a Better World, Let's Put Others First

By: Zach Dawes
A self-centered philosophy lurks behind many societal problems. We need to restore as a central expression of Christianity what's good for the collective rather than the individual.

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What Does the Bible Say About Laughter?
What Does the Bible Say About Laughter?

By: Colin Sedgwick
Is there a specifically Christian view of laughter? The Bible has very little to say about it, but some leaders from Christian history have some intriguing observations. So lighten up and enjoy.

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Religion Coverage
Religion Coverage

By: Martin Marty (The Martin Marty Center: Sightings)
Even as media outlets scale back their coverage of religion news, we need astute professionals who can provide fresh appraisal of religious topics in a conscientious and informed manner.

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4 Ways You Can Wage Peace with Wisdom
4 Ways You Can Wage Peace with Wisdom

By: Rick Love
Hate speech, inflammatory rhetoric and uncivil discourse are all too common in politics and social media. Rather than fight fire with fire, we must master the art of civil discourse.

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How Christians Can Change Culture. (Hint: It's Not Politics)
How Christians Can Change Culture. (Hint: It's Not Politics)

By: Thomas Kidd
Culture is extraordinarily complex and not susceptible to quick change, especially through politics. While evangelicals can participate in politics, we must remember that politics simply reflects culture.

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Allowing Our Labels to Unite Us, Not Divide Us
Allowing Our Labels to Unite Us, Not Divide Us

By: Guy Sayles
We divide each other into all sorts of categories. Instead of using those names and labels as reasons to separate ourselves, let's use them as places for genuine conversations to begin.

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What You Can Hear Listening to People's Faces
What You Can Hear Listening to People's Faces

By: Trevor Barton
Often, you can listen to people when they don't speak a single word. Listening to people's faces is hard work and must be developed slowly over time, but they have so much to tell us.

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Is There a
Is There a "Christian Economics"? Part 2

By: Roger Olson
Christian thinkers support a variety of economic theories as 'middle axioms' for implementing Kingdom ethics within the world that is not yet the Kingdom of God. Here are four major options.

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How You Can Be a Good Steward of Your Anger
How You Can Be a Good Steward of Your Anger

By: Guy Sayles
Anger is a hazardous material, to be handled with extreme caution. If we manage anger carefully and wisely, we can use it for good. When we're good stewards of our anger, it doesn't have to be destructive.

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Economically Fragile Greece Faces Refugee Crisis
Economically Fragile Greece Faces Refugee Crisis

By: Bob Newell
As it wrestles with its own economic crisis, Greece must now feed and house many desperate refugees seeking safety and a better chance at life. And the daily grind of life wears almost everyone down.

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God Works Through the Weak to Thwart the Powerful's Plans
God Works Through the Weak to Thwart the Powerful's Plans

By: Simon Jones
God often works where he's not invited or welcomed - except by those who have no other prayer but that he'll come to their aid in their distress. Just ask those, many of them Christians, in the refugee camp in France.

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