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No matter how justified you feel, bitterness and anger are not a good place to stay. Both Jesus and what’s noble inside of you invite you to move beyond anger and indignation and move toward empathy. […] Read More

To protect religious liberty in these challenging times, loving our neighbor is not enough. We must also know our neighbors and be their friends as they face big and small threats to their freedom. […] Read More

Many cite the first chapters of Genesis as God’s plan for male and female relationships, namely that women must submit to men, but it’s clear that God’s original intent for humanity was equal partnership. […] Read More

At a rally, President Trump praised “beautiful” barbed wire going up at the border. Barbed wire is among the most lethal and terrible inventions deployed in modern warfare. Beautiful it is not. […] Read More

The biggest way your church can honor veterans is not through worship services centered around an unauthentic fantasy of “American exceptionalism” on Veterans Day. Instead, try these 3 ideas. […] Read More

‘The Hate U Give’

A black teenage girl is the sole witness when her childhood friend is shot and killed by a white police officer in “The Hate U Give,” a film that brings the reality of shooting unarmed black men into clear focus. […] Read More

More churches are inviting parents to remove their children from worship services so they’re not a distraction. This trend is unbelievably counterintuitive to a faith literally passed down from one generation to another. […] Read More

Local churches and people of faith must actively support sexual assault victims and provide safe spaces for those who have yet to share their stories. These 3 things need to be part of your church culture for that to happen. […] Read More

Joshua challenged the people of Israel to choose whom they would serve. As millions of us cast our votes today, we face a similar decision. Will we settle for the gods of fear and privilege? […] Read More

Far too many stories of sexual assault and abuse have happened among our faith communities. Our churches must be safe havens, where we believe victims and where people know how to respond to them with compassion and helpful steps. […] Read More