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Being positive is a challenge. Being negative is easy. Even when our words are meant with the best of intentions, they can still cause hurt. This Sunday, on Say Something Nice Day, put your positive words into practice. […] Read More

In our social-media world, we’ve reached a point where it’s entirely acceptable to be negative about what others think, create, do or say, insulting and getting personal with them in our comments. Christians often are the culprits. […] Read More

How should people committed to the teachings of Jesus respond to genocide? If Christians are going to stand in solidarity and empathy with those who have been marginalized, we must practice these four steps – at a minimum. […] Read More

The use of demeaning language is a first step to dehumanize people, which ultimately leads to suffering and possibly death. It’s been true in our history and is still true today. […] Read More

Disputes litter our lives. People backbite; politicians gaslight. Rather than hear the ugly truth, we pick up stones. In a world offering illusions at half price and selling wholesale deceptions, we must call for peace. […] Read More

We should beware the damage we can cause with an ill-spoken word, but that shouldn’t prevent us from sharing a kind word whenever we can. When it comes to our speech, don’t be a one-hit wonder. […] Read More

Our words have power. With our words we bless and with our words we curse. We can create an environment of peace and love or an atmosphere of anxiety and fear. How are you using your words? […] Read More

White evangelicals overwhelmingly support President Trump, who regularly denigrates women of color. By remaining silent about their candidate’s sexism and racism, they are selling their souls. […] Read More

Avoiding cuss words is great if that’s what you feel led to do, but if you still use slurs, which demean and dehumanize others, you’re overlooking something far more dangerous. […] Read More

Our society has come a long way in forbidding pejorative phrases that refer to someone’s race, gender or disability. But one slur still cuts deep and is not yet banned. […] Read More