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Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
warfare. This ministerial odd couple became loyal friends and prayer partners, meeting regularly to fast, pray, and study what the Bible said about violence.
The Power of Women Helping Each Other
Follow the example of Harriet Tubman.
Going Back to Help Others. I have several friends and partners in ministry who by the grace of God have been delivered from a lifestyle of substance abuse and violence.
Preaching in the Midst of Tragedy
In four years of pastoral ministry, I’ve had to preach through four national tragedies.
preaching. The Trauma of Preaching in Tragedy. There is only one word to describe preaching after the recurring violence that is shaking the nation: traumatic.
What It Means to Burn Down a Black Church
Exploring the relentless tradition of arson in the US.
In fact, Pieterse noted, stories of racial violence are even passed down from generation to generation. That's why, for example, many black millennials
Backhanded Compliments and Cold Shoulders
The inevitable effects of envy on our leadership
Jealousy is about the fear of losing. Competition is about the commitment to win. Envy holds a darker violence. It's not about losing or wining; it's about spoiling.
What Pastors Can Do about Violence in the Home
How to help victims of domestic abuse.
children. The police are the best first responders because an act of violence is a crime, potentially life threatening, and should be addressed immediately.
The Legacy of Women in the Black Church
I stand on the shoulders of the strong black women who have gone before me.
As far back as African American history begins, during a time when their bodies were bound by the violence of slavery, black women gathered to worship communally a God who gave
Ministry Shouldn’t Hurt
What to do when the church starts acting like an abusive boyfriend
well. In fact, the church sometimes acts like an abusive boyfriend. The tales of abuse are as shocking as they are numerous. Tales of violence. I know
3 Things to Say to Victims of Domestic Abuse
These powerful statements from church leaders can help women in abusive relationships find hope and healing.
By acknowledging intimate partner violence and learning more about it, Christ-followers can learn how to offer a safe haven of support, help, and hope.
Three Christian Responses to Religious Violence
In a world of bloodshed “for God,” three peaceful ways forward.
To ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do?” in response to violence around the world can have radical implications for our discipleship. This doesn't mean
Hollowed Out, Hallowed In
Leading during a time of personal trauma
We pray. We do our jobs: We stand in the gap and assure those walking wounded that this present injustice or that past violence will not be the final word in their lives.
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.
Violence at U.S. Churches
New report shows decline in violence at U.S. churches in 2013.
Violence at US Churches. New report shows decline in violence at US churches in 2013. Matt Branaugh. 0; tweet. share. expand: email; print; save. 0; tweet; email; print.