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Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 1)
Call. Context. Commission.
Father. We are not sent to the same ministry (of death and resurrection) but to the same message: the proclamation of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Are Evangelicals Losing the Gospel in Our Day?
The Gospel itself never changes; the way we share the Gospel must.
to address: How can reconciliation and justice in our divided and stratified world win? Maybe even better put, how can reconciliation with justice win?
A Surprising Life Cycle: A Glimpse at Rwanda Today
Reconstruction and revival in Rwanda
tiresome burdens of hatred. In a past Dispatch, I wrote of Bishop John Rucyahana, who serves as chair of the Reconciliation Commission. His book, The
What Does #MeToo Have to Do with You?
When we tell our stories, we move from the western “I” to the biblical “we.”
Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice, who have done much research on the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the importance of reconciliation in all things, explained it this way:
More on Leaving White Evangelicalism: A Response from Bryan Loritts
People of color need to establish our own conferences, organizations, and networks.
friends, not because it's pushback, but because they have grown up in all white churches that refuse to educate them on biblical, gospel issues like diversity and racial reconciliation.
How the Coming of the Son Brings Hope to the Fatherless
An overlooked prophecy points to the family togetherness we crave at Christmas.
The idea that the last days would be marked by the reconciliation of fathers and children was a part of Malachi's vision of eschatological renewal: “Behold, I will send you Elijah the
Trickle-Down Evangelism
Are disciples becoming disciple-makers?
Writing to the church in Corinth, Paul reminds believers that all those who have been reconciled to God through Christ have been entrusted with the message of reconciliation (2 Cor.
How Christians Can Combat Racism Theologically After Charlottesville
A pair of scholars bring up a new and old approach.
Enough With Racial 'Reconciliation'. By Clifton Clarke. There are some serious flaws with the “reconciliation project” championed by many evangelicals.
A Public Health Emergency: The Opioid Crisis & Our Response
The Church has an opportunity to repent and respond with compassion.
west side. I understood the need for racial reconciliation and believed the church was the place where true and lasting change could happen. In one
Race and Ethnicity
The local church is unrivaled in its potential to bring about meaningful transformation.
Fenway Park. In this follow-up post, I will attempt to explain why I believe the local church is an ideal context in which to pursue racial reconciliation. I
Zimbabwe Can Be Born Again: Church Leaders Explain Mugabe-Military Crisis
As politicians and media debate coup, evangelicals see ‘opportunity for the birth of a new nation.’
As politicians and media debate coup, evangelicals see 'opportunity for the birth of a new nation.'.
The Real Story Behind Ray Rice Speaking at Liberty
What does a former abuser talk about at a Christian college? Repentance.
When it comes to the Christian obligation to forgive (not a substitute for justice), Holcomb offers important distinctions among forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration.
How 1,000 Pastors Pursue Racial Reconciliation
Personal relationships and prayer preferred over preaching and protests.
Research. How 1,000 Pastors Pursue Racial Reconciliation. Personal Lightstock. Nine out of 10 American pastors say they recently encouraged racial reconciliation.
Racial Difference Without Division
The power of an ethnicity-honoring witness.
Asian, black, Latino, and white women and men came to speak to our group about how God shaped their ethnic journeys and invited them into deeper racial reconciliation and justice.
The Great Divide (in the Church) in 2016, and Why It Still Matters
It seems we cast more blame than light.
And so is the Church. But if we finally lead in the areas of love, unity, and reconciliation as Christ calls us to, then the world will see us and consider the person of Jesus whom we reflect.
When East Meets West
A response to Bradley Nassif's suggestions for Protestant and Orthodox communion.
Such love is not “tolerant” indifference to true doctrine and right practice but demands patient, persevering effort toward reconciliation with fellow Christians from whom we are estranged
Latasha Morrison: The Church Is the ‘Only Place Equipped to Do Racial Reconciliation Well’
The founder of Be the Bridge reveals her vision for solving America's race problem.
Latasha Morrison: The Church Is the 'Only Place Equipped to Do Racial Reconciliation Well'. “My strategy was to be a pioneer for reconciliation within the white church,” she said.
The Reformation, Viewed from the EastSubscriber Access Only
An Eastern Orthodox theologian assesses Luther’s famous doctrine of ‘sola fide.’
Although the Confession sought reconciliation with the Protestants, it landed like a bombshell throughout Western Europe because of its clearly Calvinistic theology.
Praying for the Pieces of Jerusalem: Mideast Christians Explain Trump’s Embassy Move
(UPDATED) Local leaders debate whether major US policy change would jolt or freeze the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
(UPDATED) Local leaders debate whether major US policy change would jolt or freeze the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Politics, Elections, and Christians: Reconciling the Church after the Great Divide of 2016
Have you allowed election speech to replace the speech of the 'elect'?
he or she chose a candidate of which we don't approve, we create a toxic environment in the church that does not allow for civil dialogue and hurts the opportunity for reconciliation.
Handel’s Messiah: A Brilliant Blend of Transcendence and Transgression
Handel’s Messiah: A Brilliant Blend of Transcendence and Transgression
How the composer (and his lesser-known collaborator) wedded Scripture and music in daring new ways.
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