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The Focused Leader: Keeping the Mission as the Ultimate Goal
Missional leaders must cultivate biblically-shaped leadership and the gospel-structured mission.
4:5). Our shape as missional leaders must flow from the transforming power of the gospel. Distractions like social media, branding, locations, politics, finances, and more will vie for your
Make American Politics Hopeful Again
How the call to “carry one another’s burdens” breaks down partisan stalemates.
self-interested politics. Yes, to carry another's burden is a risk, but so is continuing to pursue a vision of politics that is solely about accumulating power.
Politics & Religion: Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Dr. Amy Black is Professor of Political Science at Wheaton College.
Maybe, but it need not be. What does it look like to share power for the flourishing of all? And how can our character impact the discussions around politics that we do have?
Building Bridges of Witness in Turkey
To be Turkish is to be Muslim.
In the turbulent world of international politics, Turkey sits right in the middle. It enjoyed enormous power as the Ottoman Empire from 1657 to the end of the First World War.
Don’t Dismiss Abuse: People Matter More than Institutions
No more prioritizing institutional protection over individual needs
the floodgates. It's also happening in our nation's halls of power. The latest years ago. It's evident that partisan politics simply don't matter here. When it
Ripples of Faithfulness: Remembering Billy Graham
Dr. Greg MaGee shares his experience at a Graham Crusade as a young boy.
ministry. He instituted practical steps to guard himself against temptations of infidelity, financial greed and impropriety, and the lure of power. Graham
The Christian Case for Trump’s Meeting with Kim Jong-un
The President should go through with his talks—for the sake of three Americans and millions of North Koreans.
explain that even with the rest of the world buzzing about possible denuclearization, North Korea's state-run newspapers continue to emphasize the country's nuclear power as national
Gandalf on the Quad
What The Lord of the Rings can teach Christian leaders in higher education (and elsewhere).
Gandalf shape[s] the affairs of Middle-earth by the power of his words.” This becomes most clear when Gandalf refuses to take the Ring of Power when Frodo offers it to him.
Preaching Redemption Amidst Racism: Remembering Billy Graham
Carl Ellis, Jr. reflects on the impact of Rev. Billy Graham on race relations and culture today.
Graham never took an active or visible role in civil rights demonstrations, stating that the key to solving the problem of racism lay in redeeming the human heart through the power of the
Super Bowl LII Brings Bold Testimonies of Faith and Many Opportunities for Prayer
NFL players leverage their visibility to fight human trafficking and pediatric cancer.
For some in positions of power in the NFL and elsewhere, these questions are seldom even asked. Most are quick to use the gifts they've been given to self-satisfy and gratify.
DACA Done Right: A Moment We All Can Stand with DREAMers
President Trump and many immigration leaders agree with faith leaders: Congress should act in compassion toward the DREAMers
However, I share many American's frustrations with a president's overt overreach of Presidential power. We are never just dealing with “politics as usual” when we discuss these matters
Dear 'Whole-Life' Progressive Evangelicals, Did You Forget 'Pro-Life' and the Unborn?
Progressive evangelicals must speak into the abortion debate.
They called us to speak truth to power in our own political tribe, making the compelling case that it was precisely the voices of conservative evangelicals that could pierce through the
Are Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Women Any Closer to Finding Common Ground?
A year after the first Women’s March, politics continue to splinter the women’s movement.
A year after the first Women's March, politics continue to splinter the women's movement. The shared concern over abuse at the hands of men in power, now discussed with more
Does the Church’s First Spiritual Abuse Verdict Give Critics a New Weapon?
We emulate Jesus when we expose abuse. But dividing it into special categories may do more harm than good.
parish church in the Oxfordshire town of Abingdon, was guilty of “conduct unbecoming to the office and work of a clerk of holy orders through the abuse of spiritual power and authority.”.
Unapologetically Pro-Life—From the Moment of Conception Until the Last Breath on Earth
Being pro-life goes from the womb to the tomb, and Christians need to be unapologetic about those values.
Our founders themselves sent a letter to the King of England telling of their belief in the concept of God-given, inalienable human rights that no political leader had the power to strip
The Red Carpet Is No Longer a Refuge from Real-World Issues
This Academy Awards season, celebrities and fans are looking for more from Hollywood, but even with more robust coverage, they may not always find it.
are hoping to keep the awards ceremony focused on filmmaking rather than politics, but celebrities As people who value truth and justice, Christians can celebrate the power in hearing
The Power of Small Groups
They can create community that can change lives.
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The Power of Small Groups Leer en Español. They can create community that can change lives. Small groups have the power to radically change lives.
#ChurchToo: Andy Savage Resigns from Megachurch over Past Abuse
Memphis pastor who faced backlash after standing ovation: “Apologies are important, but more is required.”
The first was my inappropriate relationship with Jules, which was not only immoral, but meets the definition of abuse of power since I was her youth pastor; therefore, when our
The Biggest Loser in the Alabama Election
It’s not Republicans or Democrats, but Christian witness.
Clearly, there are moments on the Left in which partisans are too weak to resist the temptation to entrust themselves to the power politics of the moment instead of “to him who judges
Lovers, Fighters, and the World They Made
Alec Ryrie explores the emotional bonds that have held the Protestant family together for 500 years.
from dead formulae.” In the Protestant ethos, politics is at best secondary, a defensive posture meant to preserve the heart of the movement: its message of salvation and divine power.
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Bill Hybels Accused of Misconduct by Former Willow Creek Leaders
Bill Hybels Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Former Willow Creek Leaders
John and Nancy Ortberg, others confront megachurch with its own #MeToo moment. “The charges against me are false,” says Hybels of former friends’ “collusion.”
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