How Has Society Grown Up After 9/11?
How Has Society Grown Up After 9/11?

By: Mitch Randall
After 15 years, you would assume our society has grown up regarding the relationship between Christians and Muslims. At times, the opposite seems true. We must set aside our ignorance and biases.

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7 Ways to Live Proactively in Our Post 9/11 World
7 Ways to Live Proactively in Our Post 9/11 World

By: Barry Howard
Our nation takes extraordinary security measures that would have been unthinkable and excessive 15 years ago. In our post-9/11 world, how can Christians take proactive steps to be 'salt' and 'light'?

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9/11 and Rethinking of the American Covenant
9/11 and Rethinking of the American Covenant

By: Colin Harris
Catastrophic losses bring profound changes to communities. Fifteen years after 9/11, will we continue to let our loss drive wedges between parts of the human family or will we reach out to bridge the separation?

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Labor Day: Thinking About Work from Christian Perspective
Labor Day: Thinking About Work from Christian Perspective

By: Bill Tillman
Labor Day. Little is said about it from biblical, theological and ethical perspectives. This allows the culture to shape our attitudes on work and money. It's time for churches and ministers to add their voices.

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Myth Busted: Undocumented Immigrants Do Pay Taxes
Myth Busted: Undocumented Immigrants Do Pay Taxes

By: Zach Dawes
Repeat a lie often enough and people eventually believe it. Case in point, many people accept the myth that undocumented immigrants don't pay taxes.

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Defriending Gossip, Slander and Discourteous Talk
Defriending Gossip, Slander and Discourteous Talk

By: Alan Donaldson
Christians have a perspective to share on political life that is inspired by belonging to the Kingdom of God, but our social media comments fall short. They're filled with anger, defensiveness and vitriol.

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How Olympics Can Reignite Our Resolve for Justice
How Olympics Can Reignite Our Resolve for Justice

By: Phil Jump
Olympic athletes have been supported by policymakers and funding bodies in their pursuit of success. It begs the question: What injustices might we eradicate if we approached them with the same collective determination?

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Gallup: Education Views Linked to Political Affiliation
Gallup: Education Views Linked to Political Affiliation

By: Zach Dawes
U.S. views of education seems to be closely tied to their political affiliation, a Gallup survey suggests. Yet two-thirds of parents of K-12 students expressed satisfaction with their oldest child's education.

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Should the Poor Seek Justice and Liberation? Part 1
Should the Poor Seek Justice and Liberation? Part 1

By: Rupen Das
Nowhere in Scripture does God encourage or exhort the poor to seek justice. Throughout the Bible, the responsibility for social justice and care for the poor and those on the margins of life is on society as a whole.

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Lessons Your Church Can Learn from Comic-Con
Lessons Your Church Can Learn from Comic-Con

By: Michael Parnell
San Diego's annual Comic-Con event is the largest gathering of pop culture in the world. Find out what one Baptist pastor discovered that this event could teach our churches.

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What Do Your Words Really Say About You?
What Do Your Words Really Say About You?

By: Guy Sayles
We're told as children that "words will never harm" us, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Words can open wounds that never fully heal. We have a responsibility to use our words wisely.

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Pedaling through Life Alone Leads to Burnout
Pedaling through Life Alone Leads to Burnout

By: Michael Helms
When we go at life alone and decide not to trust or collaborate with others, we burn out without reaping the results we want. When we work together, we have what it takes to reach the finish line.

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Diatribe or Dialogue: Which Way Will You Choose?
Diatribe or Dialogue: Which Way Will You Choose?

By: Colin Harris
Our public conversation has degenerated into little more than competing sound bytes. We seek control, rather than cooperative understanding. Can we learn to offer more humility and less grandstanding?

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3 Responses to Our World's All-Too-Common Violence
3 Responses to Our World's All-Too-Common Violence

By: Brian Lee
With all the eruptions of violence, it's easy to overreact and paint certain groups with a brush that is far too wide and certainly unwarranted. How do we respond in light of all that is happening? Here are 3 ways.

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Microfinance Industry: Predatory Lending Practices?
Microfinance Industry: Predatory Lending Practices?

By: Zach Dawes
Predatory lending practices within the U.S. payday loan industry are becoming more widely recognized as advocates push for reforms. But how widespread is the problem within the microfinance industry?

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Why We All Need Knowledge and Wisdom
Why We All Need Knowledge and Wisdom

By: Guy Sayles
The intertwined serpents on the physicians' caduceus represent knowledge and wisdom. Good doctors need both, and so do we. Knowledge is about "what" and "how"; wisdom muses about "why" and "who."

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Taking the Long View: Lessons from 17-Year Locusts
Taking the Long View: Lessons from 17-Year Locusts

By: Joel Snider
Our lives are consumed by the 'tyranny of the urgent,' those things that get in our way and demand attention. Instead, as the 17-year locust reminds us, the long view of life is the healthiest and most effective.

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Closing Loopholes to Protect Our Girls
Closing Loopholes to Protect Our Girls

By: Larry Eubanks
A new Virginia law makes it illegal for girls 13 and younger to wed, closing a loophole allowing men who committed sex crimes to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. This and other laws protect our girls.

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Rejecting Muslim Stereotyping, Focusing on God's Mission
Rejecting Muslim Stereotyping, Focusing on God's Mission

By: Martin Accad
Many people see the world as divided between Muslims and "the rest." How will the church repudiate this stereotyping driven by fear and return to God's hopeful mission?

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Questions Abound As Nation Grapples with Violence
Questions Abound As Nation Grapples with Violence

By: Gary Furr
Rage and death are all around us in our nation. As we search for the answers to the unrelenting violence that plagues our society, it seems like we only have more questions.

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A Modern-Day Exodus Tale Unfolds Across Europe
A Modern-Day Exodus Tale Unfolds Across Europe

By: Clare McBeath
We all know the Exodus story, in which Israelites wandered through foreign lands for 40 years en route to the Promised Land. Do we recognize the modern-day exodus story unfolding in Europe?

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America's Violence Problem: No More Excuses
America's Violence Problem: No More Excuses

By: Brent McDougal
Five police officers are dead, killed by a sniper while protecting a peaceful protest in Dallas. How did we get here? Could Rwanda hold some answers for us? And how will churches make a difference?

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4 Healthy Responses to Social Media's Political Chaos
4 Healthy Responses to Social Media's Political Chaos

By: Ryan Jespersen
With the political season approaching a fevered pitch, social media sites are a minefield of political arguments. Here are 4 ways you can exemplify a Christlike response amid the chaos.

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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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