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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. […] Read More

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. […] Read More

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. […] Read More

President Trump once again spewed racism during a weekend Twitter tirade. Rather than become numb to his latest racist rant, Christians can choose to be part of the national dialogue about racism in a way that honors Christ. […] Read More

While many pastors may jump to greener pastures every few years, the congregation whose pastor stays put for a couple decades or more will reap numerous advantages. Check out these 21 truths. […] Read More

Born in Russia in the 1920s, Yevgeniy Yudin endured countless hardships yet persevered until he and his family immigrated to the US. In this time of discord about immigration, it is incumbent to remember stories such as Yevgeniy’s. […] Read More

What is the HLPF, you ask. Not many have heard of it. It’s a United Nations conference for nongovernmental organizations to meet and discuss the Sustainable Development Goals. And here’s why I’m excited to be part of it. […] Read More

Christianity in China is growing at a rate not seen since the 1930s. Despite political restrictions and regulations on constructing church buildings, Christians adapt to meeting in hotels or private premises for worship services. […] Read More

Some of us admirably keep the greatest commandments – loving God and loving your neighbor – but most of us fail to do these Christian ethics. Loving your neighbor means more than being neighborly. It’s hard but not impossible. […] Read More

Power dynamics exist throughout society, even within our churches. How do you use the power you have? How do you assess the character and fitness of those holding positions of power in society? Esther has some answers for us. […] Read More