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3 Rules for Preaching in Purple Churches in Political Season

By Rhonda Abbott Blevins | July 23, 2019

For pastors with mixed-politics congregations, here are 3 rules to hold your diverse ‘purple’ churches together as the political discourse grows increasingly toxic when the presidential race heats up.

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Roy Medley, general secretary emeritus of American Baptist Churches USA, is interviewed by executive director Mitch Randall about the necessity for Baptists to be involved in interfaith work around the globe.

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Walking in the Good Way: A Christian Discipleship Study Guide

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By David F. D'Amico | July 19, 2019
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In America’s current immigration environment, how do we see the strangers around us? The ones who don’t look or act like us. We need a spiritual awakening about the “strangers” in our midst. Jesus demands a better America.

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Why Jesus Always Trumps Presidential Racism

By Mitch Randall | July 18, 2019
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How should we react to the president’s racist tweets? Repeatedly, we discover Jesus combating myopic and hateful attitudes. Through words and actions, Jesus offers an example of how to conqueror bigotry, xenophobia and racism.

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The Secret’s Out #1: Pastor Search Committees and Women

By Merianna Harrelson | July 18, 2019
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When churches reach out for recommendations for pastoral candidates, certain candidates are recommended while others are not. It’s a system that disadvantages women and LGBTQ ministers.

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Online Platforms Fuel Swelling Hate Speech, Crime in US

By Staff | July 18, 2019
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More than two-thirds of U.S. adults believe hate speech and crime have increased in the past five years, and many point to social media and the internet as a prime reason for the spike, a survey found.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Erica Whitaker

By Staff | July 17, 2019
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Erica Whitaker is senior pastor of Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

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