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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 EthicsDaily.com executive director Mitch Randall about the necessity for Baptists to be involved in interfaith work around the globe.

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