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Just Peacemaking Theory, developed by the late Baptist ethicist Glen Stassen, involves practices in civil and international life that reduce and resolve conflicts without violence. Here is a summary of those 10 practices. […] Read More

While suicide awareness is important, it’s even more vital to develop suicide alertness. As Christians, we should take the lead to learn to recognize the signs and invitations of a person who is at risk for suicide. […] Read More

How and why does sexual abuse continue at epidemic levels? Because some people choose to be dedicated keepers of the lie. The only antidote is truth-telling. It’s never easy to do, but it will set you free. […] Read More

As we strive to seek peace, the global strife around us can make us apprehensive that peace can ever be attained. How do we balance our idealism and our realism? This Advent, the life of Edward Hicks may give us some direction. […] Read More

Setting aside the partisan divide over the impeachment inquiry, we must examine a larger question: How is our constitutional framework handling the stress? Is our governmental system breaking down or holding up? Here are 4 lessons. […] Read More

As we enter into Advent season, US culture bombards us with consumerism. Our hearts are not with the suffering, the homeless and those in need. They’re aligned with spending more money on more stuff. Can this Advent change us? […] Read More

The divine right of kings is being repackaged today by politicians attempting to advocate for God’s endorsement upon their policies and candidates. However, proclaiming such a right is dangerous for both our faith and democracy. […] Read More

My dad died Thanksgiving morning nearly a decade ago. Even after years of sexual and emotional abuse, finding an old family photo made me long for what that little girl had – if only for a moment. That’s the daddy I miss. […] Read More

This Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the National Day of Listening, a perfect time to sit down with your family to tell and record your stories. Don’t let those stories die. They’re important to you and future generations. […] Read More

Your Advent journey goes beyond what happens at your church services. It’s a season to prepare your heart, mind and soul for the coming of Christ. Many ways exist to enrich your family’s Advent celebration. […] Read More