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3 Pointers to Read Good Sources of Information About Islam

By Martin Accad | Mar 22, 2019

A lot of bad information is out there about Islam. How can you separate the good from the bad? To reclaim the discourse about Islam in the church, these 3 pointers will help you find sources motivated by love, not fear or anger.

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Making the Case Against Empathy

By Jon Kuhrt | Mar 22, 2019

There are times when being empathetic doesn’t help people. We need to use our heads more than our hearts and adopt a more rational approach to intervening positively in the world.

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Look Back | ‘None of Us is Truly Free While Anyone is Bound’

By Mark Woods | Mar 22, 2019

Every time we make a purchase, we are making a moral judgment. For some of our purchases, we need to face the moral consequences of what we do. We buy our luxuries at the cost of human misery.

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Beneath the Church: Two Responses to the Darkness

By Mitch Randall | Mar 21, 2019

A church basement serving as a stop for freedom on the Underground Railroad. A dungeon in Ghana where Africans were chained before enslavement far from home. Both dark places, but one offered a light of hope.

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Emerging Voices | Welcoming Your Muslim Neighbor

By Christian McIvor | Mar 21, 2019

With anti-Muslim attacks on the rise in the U.S., Christians must offer a more loving way by unconditionally extending radical hospitality to all people of all faiths, in all places, at all times, throughout all of creation.

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Most U.S. Protestant Churches Small with Declining or Stagnant Attendance

By Staff | Mar 21, 2019

More than six out of 10 U.S. Protestant churches are experiencing decline or stagnation in weekly attendance, a report found. Conversions are becoming rarer with 54 percent of pastors reporting less than 10 in 2018.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Christa Brown

By Staff | Mar 20, 2019

Christa Brown, author of “This Little Light: Beyond a Baptist Preacher Predator and his Gang,” has spent years doing volunteer advocacy work on behalf of Baptist clergy sex abuse survivors.

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‘Instead of Fortresses, I Hope We Build Neighborhoods’

By Wesley Allen | Mar 20, 2019

After the March 15 attack on two New Zealand mosques that left 50 dead, I visited our local mosque and sat down with some of my Muslim neighbors as they processed their grief. It was a long overdue visit.

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Meet the Only Baptist Church on the Island of Cyprus

By Daniel Trusiewicz | Mar 20, 2019

With 30-plus members, mainly women migrant workers and refugees without work, Faith Baptist Church in Nicosia, the largest city in Cyprus, is the only Baptist congregation on the European island.

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Emerging Voices | ‘Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence’

By Devon Dundee | Mar 19, 2019

The U.S. has a serious problem when it comes to gun violence. Some say it’s a gun problem; others a people problem. In their new book, authors Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin argue that it’s both.

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