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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Losing in Sports Speaks Volume to Your Character
Losing in Sports Speaks Volume to Your Character

By: Michael Helms
How you lose speaks to your character. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's post-game Super Bowl interviews illustrated how not to handle a loss, while a high school swimmer showed how to come in second.

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Focused Hatred Poisons Our View of World
Focused Hatred Poisons Our View of World

By: Colin Harris
Our fear and prejudice easily morph into a focused hatred, but if history teaches us anything, it is the lesson that life lived as a contest where hatred is a player is a contest that nobody wins.

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How Christian Ethics Guide Cultural Engagement
How Christian Ethics Guide Cultural Engagement

By: Guy Sayles
Faith communities make it either more or less likely that people will be able to live out their faith. You can't nurture peacemakers in a community that uses attack as its main way of relating to culture.

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Debt Crushes Lives of Billions Around the World
Debt Crushes Lives of Billions Around the World

By: David Kerrigan
Debt burdens countless people. Our current economic system isn't working for billions of people, but biblical teaching about the justice of God will dictate how we should live in any economic system.

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Are You Living Up to Your Smile?
Are You Living Up to Your Smile?

By: Greg DeLoach
We are far too guarded with our smiles. In a world deafened by traffic noises, acerbic political discourse and mean-spirited exchanges, we need more smiles of kindness.

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How Christians Should Deal with Internet Trolls
How Christians Should Deal with Internet Trolls

By: Joe LaGuardia
An Internet "troll" is anyone who comments online with threatening, intimidating or abusive language. Such online aggression is not an isolated moral lapse; it's a rampant infestation of sin.

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Dueling Narratives Seek to Define Our Culture
Dueling Narratives Seek to Define Our Culture

By: Colin Harris
Our society is defined by dueling narratives, with each side fighting to control their message. The volume and intensity of this struggle are greater than ever, but the struggle has been around a long time.

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