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5 Creative Alternatives to Trunk-or-Treat
Don’t be scared of Halloween. Seize the (holi) day!
By concentrating on this haunting story in the Old Testament, the church can examine God's expectation of his people to serve the social justice issues in the local community.
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
But on a broader level, Robinson finds herself a bridge-builder in the multi-ethnic church, particularly when it comes to conversations of racial healing, justice, and reconciliation.
Bravely Live Out Your Calling
Joan of Arc is a prophetic witness for us all.
Though French morale was low, she inspired troops to see their efforts as a battle for justice, believing that justice and France's sovereignty were “indissolubly linked.” She also
Find Your Prophetic Voice
First steps you can take to learn to speak out against injustice
Find Your Prophetic Voice. First steps you can take to learn to speak out against injustice. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print.
We Can Stop Modern Slavery—with Churches' Help
Lone "justice freaks" aren't enough. To end exploitation, we need community.
has traditionally done a great job at engaging one-on-one with churches, but if we want to engage the whole church, we've got to equip people to bring the message of justice to their
3 Disaster Myths That Only Compound the Devastation
The biggest threat facing churches isn’t a disaster event—it’s how we think about disasters.
Disasters are one of the biggest moral and biblical justice issues facing the church and society. If the church is to pursue disaster justice we must do better at living out the teachings of .
What the Oppressed Can Teach Us About the Bible
The way I read and lead has changed forever.
For me, the obvious next question is: Am I depending on you to be that sufficient for me? Another key scriptural concept that has me wondering is “justice,” as in Matthew 12:15–21.
When This Pastor Got Political
I thought a town hall meeting would be the perfect venue to fight for justice. I was oh-so-wrong.
day in my sermons. But I need to keep my soul in the right place while finding greater ways to advocate for justice—and to actually do justice. I need to
The Power of Leading by Influence
What I’m learning as Executive Pastor of Willow Creek
After that I stepped into a role on our executive team as the head of compassion and justice, which is where all our local and global community outreach falls.
Young Mom Turned Evangelist
Aimee Semple McPherson encourages us to be creative, compassionate, and courageous.
While unorthodox, McPherson overcame various trials to become a pioneer evangelist and pastor, an activist for social justice and compassion, and the founder of the Foursquare
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
of Church Refugees, a study of the “dones”—people who identify as Christians but no longer attend church—notes that Millennials are particularly interested in service and social justice
Healing and Marching in the Wake of Injustice
How two churches in Cincinnati responded to the shooting of Sam DuBose.
My former co-lead, Troy Jackson, who now leads The Amos Project (a network of congregations engaging issues of justice in our city), called to ask if we'd keep the building open
Social Justice is Dead
"We have killed her, you and I."
If Nietzsche is right, then the death of God is also the death of social justice. If Nietzsche is right, then the death of God is also the death of social justice. The same is true of social justice.
Hollowed Out, Hallowed In
Leading during a time of personal trauma
with little energy to run from the questions that don't come easy: Lord, why do I need to consider what my husband and son need?That child needs to be with us—justice comes first