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Walking in Obedience to the Promptings of God’s Spirit and His Command to Love: Lessons from Burning Man
Many of the people at Burning Man are searching for something to satisfy them spiritually
Burning Man is an annual festival that draws over 70,000 people to the desert of Black Rock City, Nevada, during the week leading up to Labor Day.
Why Girls Need Camp
Christian camp can be a powerful, confidence-building experience for girls.
Over Labor Day weekend, I was in Miami with my youngest daughter. She keeps in touch with a number of friends she met at a camp she attended, so we met some for lunch.
The Problem of Suicide: How is the Church Caring for those Impacted?
A church without the broken is a broken church.
Instead of sitting back and waiting for the day to come when they're no longer around, it's save everyone, but we can still trust that God will honor the faithfulness of our labor and that the
How Can We Cultivate a Sense of ‘Belonging’ in Our Gospel Witness?
Belonging is one of the great longings of the human soul.
A friend shared with me how her mentor introduced her as “the fruit of her labor.” While the mentor Think back over your day and ask God to show you times when you were prejudicial
Why the Enslaved Adopted the Religion of Their Masters—and Transformed It
The story of early African-American Christianity proves the power of the Resurrection against oppression.
that “during the exhortation, God made manifest his power in a manner sufficient to show the world that I was called to labor according to my ability.” In the audience that day was Bishop
Rest in Your Labor
Rest in Your Labor. Hannah Anderson. @sometimesalight Facebook. Today's Verse. Or does an ever-present sense of failure loom over you before you even begin your day?
Waiting Outside an Abortion Clinic Years Ago Was Worth It
The mother of an almost-aborted baby reached out with this letter about her son.
of course, even as we wait, that many of the returns on our investments—whether of time, money, teaching, love, or labor—will never be I was alone, there to start a two-day procedure.
Churches No Longer Face Overtime Pay Increase
Does mandated time-and-a-half help or hurt ministries? Experts weigh in.
Does mandated time-and-a-half help or hurt ministries? Experts weigh in.
Healing Victims of Human Trafficking: A Long, Slow Road to Transformation
When we give our lives to the service of others, THEY will change US.
heard or know anything about human trafficking, then you've heard the term “modern-day slavery.” And women, boys and girls all over the globe are being forced into both labor and sex
Gleanings: November 2017Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our November issue).
Just before Labor Day, a federal judge struck down a US Department of Labor mandate that full-time, salaried workers—including church and parachurch staff—who earn up to $47,476
Missions Sunday: Hermeneutics for Healthy Churches, Part Two
Training in biblical interpretation should be an integral part of every missions strategy.
He wrote in 1 Thessalonians 3:5 that such a result would mean “our labor would be in Study the Target Culture For missionaries, this process starts the day they arrive on the field, and
The World’s Biggest Trafficking Problem Remains in the BackgroundSubscriber Access Only
How Christians in Cambodia are drawing attention to labor trafficking and the quiet power of prevention.
the broad category of labor trafficking. It happens on a massive scale around Cambodia; some recent studies estimate a quarter million Cambodians are victims of modern-day slavery.
We Won't Know Until We Get to Heaven: A Snapshot of By The Hand Ministry
Faith-based after-school program takes kids from inner-city Chicago by the hand.
We won't know until we get to heaven the fruit of our labor here on earth. in school, getting in trouble, and literally had no place to go after school, the most dangerous time of their day.
Dying to Self and Living for Christ
Why We Must Surrender and Sacrifice Daily in Order to Know Jesus More
Will you sacrifice sleep in order to gather with your community before your busy day to unite in That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is
The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Most Dangerous to Follow Jesus
If trends continue, North Korea will no longer be the world’s worst persecutor of Christians.
The Top 50 Countries Where It's Most Dangerous to Follow Jesus. Research.
Pockets of Celebration
hosts in six days. On the seventh day—with the canvas of the cosmos completed—God paused from His labor and rested. Thus God blessed day seven
Simple Joys
of daily responsibilities, it can be easy to live on autopilot, simply making it through each day rather than I know for sure, it's that this job of nurturing my soul is an ongoing labor of love
Leadership Legacies: Why Character Trumps All
Good leaders are known for leading, encouraging, and caring for those in their organization.
the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. the glory of his name, and those with whom they stood shoulder to shoulder day by day to
Cover Story: Blessed Are the HandoutsSubscriber Access Only
Why some Christian poverty experts believe we should give cash to the poor, no strings attached.
poor communities in Kenya and Uganda, where the average recipient lives on $0.65 a day. global positioning system (GPS) data, satellite imagery, and crowd-sourced labor to validate
Give Us This Day Our Daily ChoresSubscriber Access Only
Why even our smallest routines are the stuff of worship.
beloved.” And if that revolutionary thought is our first, every moment of an ordinary day takes on that our daily doings can “aim our love and desire toward God,” our labor ceases being
Why the US Thinks Restricting International Adoptions Will Save Them
Why the US Thinks Restricting International Adoptions Will Save Them
Experts debate State Department strategy to let the little children come less.
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