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Diversity and inclusion built strength and resilience in the early church, threatening political and social powers. Today, the church is increasingly known for accepting some and rejecting others. It’s not what we’re called to be. […] Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. saw the movement he led as a call to redeem the systems and structures that created and sustained the evil and hatred that kept America from accessing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all people. […] Read More

Human societies have a long and complicated relationship with numbers. We like to count things and then assign significance to the totals and the way we can divvy them up. But sometimes a number is just a number. […] Read More

Calling peace ‘a great and precious value,’ Pope Francis, in his message for World Day of Peace, urged Christians to engage in peacemaking by taking a journey of hope, listening, reconciliation and ecological conversion. […] Read More

Bringing a simple and thoughtful gift when you’re a guest in someone’s home is an expression not only of appreciation but also of connection. You can leave a piece of yourself as a token of your bond of friendship or love. […] Read More

In society and church, our desire to measure and value everything in monetary terms always takes us down the path of dehumanization and idolatry. As people of a gracious God, do we know the most important things in life are free? […] Read More

In our era of deep political divide, it’s extremely hard for church members to have civil dialogue about moral issues that have become politicized. Here’s how your church can learn to talk to each other and discern God’s leading. […] Read More

The church is both a household and a body politic. When churches recover and live in alignment with the gospel’s political claims, they will attract the attention and even ire of the powers and principalities of this world. […] Read More

Implementing Brexit illustrates what happens when we give in to populists’ fears about the world and reject global community and cooperation. Even Jesus eschewed the isolationists of his day and embraced a global vision. […] Read More

A quiet dinner at a Chinese buffet was shattered by a foul-mouthed woman shouting racial slurs at eight Muslim women. The scary part? A restaurant full of patrons continued to eat their dinners without coming to the women’s defense. […] Read More