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James Kelsey

White supremacy, nationalism and racism threaten many people of faith. Those of us undeniably privileged by our culture at birth must use that privilege to benefit those who do not move through the world as easily as we do. […] Read More

The hope of Lent is that we will come out of it a bit different than when we entered, having changed in some way for the better. Here’s the story of one pastor who turned his back on his racial prejudice. […] Read More

If you’re a church leader, your first task is to establish trust. If trust exists, a church and their leaders can survive the stress of tough finances, deteriorating buildings and declining membership. […] Read More

When pastors set boundaries in their lives, they can maintain their emotional, physical and spiritual health so when they are “on,” they bring the best they have to the situation. […] Read More

They were seeking a “biblical form of church government.” This congregation seemed to think that they could achieve this by severing all formal ties with other churches and becoming an independent church. As a Baptist, I am a high-trust, low-control person. I trust local congregations to follow the Spirit and would defend them from outside control. […] Read More