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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How Do We Curb Alcohol-Linked Deaths in U.S.?
How Do We Curb Alcohol-Linked Deaths in U.S.?

By: Leroy Seat
More than 30,000 Americans die from alcohol-induced causes. Factor in deaths indirectly influenced by alcohol, it climbs to 90,000. Maybe it's time for a long-term educational program similar to efforts to curb tobacco use.

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Being Christian Doesn't Mean Being Against Islam
Being Christian Doesn't Mean Being Against Islam

By: Arthur Brown
Being Christian and being Muslim are not the same. We don't have identical understandings of the God we worship. However, Christians can reject the bigotry of judging others and build bridges of respect.

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Heart Attack is Reminder that Creation Care Includes Us
Heart Attack is Reminder that Creation Care Includes Us

By: Chuck Summers
We need to be good stewards of God's creation, but we often forget that includes our own bodies. When we don't take care of our bodies or the earth, we will eventually pay the price.

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Ministering to Rural Homeless - If You Can Find Them
Ministering to Rural Homeless - If You Can Find Them

By: Jonathan Davis
Homelessness is a significant problem in rural settings. And identifying those rural homeless presents multiple challenges, especially when mandated government strategies get in the way.

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Has Your Generosity Grown Up?
Has Your Generosity Grown Up?

By: Colin Harris
Many people are generous individuals, but are we part of a generous culture? Creating a culture of generosity means our community gives priority to serving a common good over protecting a privileged few.

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Do Your Words Sustain Others or Tear Them Down?
Do Your Words Sustain Others or Tear Them Down?

By: Guy Sayles
Despite the current climate of extreme rhetoric, people hunger for words that inspire hope and hearten the discouraged. Christians need to speak sustaining, life-building and grace-giving words.

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Fueled by Social Media, Society's Quick to Condemn
Fueled by Social Media, Society's Quick to Condemn

By: Zach Dawes
Our social-media savvy, quick-to-condemn society seems to relish calling for immediate resignations and firings. Such incidents reveal our lack of grace, compassion and mercy.

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Standing Up to Rhetoric from Bullying Politicians
Standing Up to Rhetoric from Bullying Politicians

By: Sean McKenzie
Some political candidates are engaging in divisive rhetoric, notably against immigrants, as part of their grab for power. They are modern-day playground bullies, and we must stand up to them.

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