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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.
Evil Is Real, But Love Is Stronger
We don’t need a weak, shallow, moderated response right now. We need a strong, deep and clear response. That’s why we need Christ's love.
We don't need a weak, shallow, moderated response right now. We need a strong, deep and clear response. That's why we need Christ's love.
No More Frenemies in Ministry
Rather than see other women leaders as competition, we can serve as advocates and allies for one another.
The interview itself was pretty TV ordinary: tears, hugs, and a runway walk-off where the supermodels imitated one another's walks. A reconciliation made in TV heaven.
Confessions of a Former ‘It’ Church Pastor
We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded.
The engineers took it as a rejection. Over the next year, each of those households pulled away from the church. When I reached out for reconciliation, I received little or no response.
Ministry on the Alaskan Frontier
Curtis Ivanoff talks leadership and reconciliation in America’s most diverse census tract.
thing. Something that is very fresh on people's hearts, given the climate of our culture and the struggles we have with unity and division, is reconciliation.
Rise Above the Double Standard
Women leaders are forced to find an impossible golden mean between too much and not enough.
Take over the hospitality ministry, but don't ask men to bake. Lead a group devoted to racial reconciliation, but don't ask to have a leading voice in the church.
On the Road to Racial Reconciliation
Valuing reconciliation is not the same as actively engaging in it.
On the Road to Racial Reconciliation. Valuing reconciliation is not the same as actively engaging in it. Understanding this is the crucial first step in the Reconciliation Roadmap.
Small Church, Big Ministry
God is using 124 people from this historic congregation to feed 145,000.
Then in 2000, Raymie Malloy took on leadership of the church's Social, Mission, and Outreach Ministry, which gave oversight to food collection and distribution.
Young Mom Turned Evangelist
Aimee Semple McPherson encourages us to be creative, compassionate, and courageous.
of a woman minister.” First as a traveling evangelist and later in her culturally diverse church, the Angelus Temple in California, Aimee emphasized the gospel of reconciliation and love
Worship in a Dynamic and Diverse Culture
An interview with Nikki Lerner, Worship Director at Bridgeway Community Church
She continues to consult for The BridgeLeader Network by helping organizations navigate racial reconciliation and matters of diversity in addition to speaking on issues concerning
What Makes Your Church Your Church?
3 building blocks to help you tell your story.
Rather than hiding the split from members and new staff, the church focuses church membership classes on reconciliation, conflict resolution, and healthy relationship building—lessons
Stilling the Storm
A book review
Additional chapters flesh out the nuances of these types and offer examples of how congregational lament can be a balm to crisis and corporate confession and reconciliation can heal
Who Exactly Am I Preaching To?
Crafting a message for your—yes your—congregation.
In fact, you can hardly go through the New Testament without seeing, over and over again, the imperative that gospel work is reconciliation work, that in Christ we are “one new man
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
2. Shifting Assumptions About Sexuality. Cohabitation happens for many reasons: family history, financial pressures, and the complications of insurance coverage.
Pastor, Be Careful the Snapshots You Bring Home from Church
When things are going badly at the church, it can be hard on the pastor. But it’s often harder on our spouse.
The next night we say “everything's great now.” Our spouse has to just accept that without having the chance to walk through the reconciliation themselves.
Neither Jew nor Greek … Republican nor Democrat
Mark Batterson on leading a church in our nation’s capital during a divisive election season.
I love democracy. But first and foremost, I'm a citizen of God's kingdom. What advice do you have for other pastors on bringing clarity and reconciliation during such a divided season?