'Light upon Light' Brings Meaning to Advent and Beyond
A book review

Each year I look for ways to make the Advent season more meaningful. It can be surprisingly hard to find something fresh and new. But a new release compiled by Sarah Arthur, Light upon Light, is my pièce de résistance for this year.

As Arthur says in her introduction: ...


Time to Stop Worrying
It’s about who God is, not who we are
Time to Stop Worrying
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The sensational displays of God's power described in the Bible may seem to us as though they happened all the time, because they are collected and familiar. But like us, most people throughout history, even ancient history, never saw such faith-bolstering events. They ...


Study Reveals Missing Influence of Women among Nonprofit Leaders
An interview with researchers Dr. Janel Curry and Dr. Amy Reynolds
Study Reveals Missing Influence of Women among Nonprofit Leaders
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The Women in Leadership National Study, funded by the Imago Dei Fund of Boston, has completed two phases of a three-part study that examines institutional leadership among evangelical nonprofit organizations. Researchers have studied a number of organizations that include ...


Did Jesus Say to Welcome Only the Documented Stranger?
I am firmly convinced that I am obligated to love
Did Jesus Say to Welcome Only the Documented Stranger?
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When my former boss sent a link to preview the new film The Stranger, I grabbed a pen and a journal, ready to take notes. I was so eager to learn more about immigration from a Christian worldview. I desired to become more educated about immigration reform, so I couldn’t ...


What I’ve learned from Working with Young Immigrants
Children often feel as if they are straddling two worlds
What I’ve learned from Working with Young Immigrants
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She was petite, with softly colored brown skin, brown eyes, and long brown hair. This tenderhearted young Latina of 15 was weeping, torn between obeying her father, full of machismo, or blending in with the American culture of her adolescence. Straddling two worlds, she sought ...


5 Good Ways to Welcome Strangers
It’s not illegal to care for immigrants, whatever their status
5 Good Ways to Welcome Strangers
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Like many congregations, my church struggles with how to welcome strangers into our midst. We have visitor cards and welcome badges and the greeters at every door, but we stop short of translating information into another language or specifically serving the large immigrant ...


Mentoring with Intention
It’s more than just hanging out
Mentoring with Intention
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It’s easy to confuse mentoring and friendship. Friendships are essential connections important to our sense of well-being. Women need friends. Times with friends bring laughter, listening ears, and encouragement. As friends browse the sale racks, their conversation ...

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