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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 Nick Lear | July 22, 2019
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In the United Kingdom and United States, certain politicians seek – or hold – the highest office in the land while making statements designed to attract attention and appear to be on the side of ordinary folks. Or am I being paranoid?

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Millennials Bypass Church Because They Feel They Don’t Belong

By Christina Embree | July 22, 2019
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Many millennials don’t darken the doors of our churches because they feel they don’t belong. Instead of a place that meets our preferences, our churches must become a refuge from the chaos and a place to foster relationships.

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Racial, Ethnic Gaps Remain in Well-Being Measures of US Kids

By Staff | July 22, 2019
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Racial and ethnic disparities remain despite progress in many areas of US children’s well-being, according to a report that examines the well-being of US kids using a mixture of 16 negative and positive indicators.

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The Secret’s Out #2: Churches Mum About LGBTQ Affirmation

By Merianna Harrelson | July 19, 2019
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Even churches on the progressive end of the Baptist spectrum, who are open to the LGBTQ community being members, still prefer that their welcoming stance and support of same-sex marriage aren’t too widely broadcast.

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Religious Liberty Restrictions Decline Slightly, Remain High

By Staff | July 19, 2019
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The number of countries with significant government restrictions on religious liberty declined slightly in 2017, even as the number of nations with high levels of social hostility toward religion increased, a study says.

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