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What to Do When You Don’t Know a Family’s Immigration Status


Nov 20 2014
Amid the confusion over immigration laws, here are five things you should know.
What to Do When You Don’t Know a Family’s Immigration Status
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After speaking to a Sunday school class about immigration, a woman asked if she could talk to me. She pulled me aside and whispered, “I think there’s a girl in my daughter’s class this year who is, umm, not legal. What should I do?”

She explained ...

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Christine Caine: Would God Give Me Ministry and Marriage?


Nov 19 2014
How God multiplies our loves and passions.
Christine Caine: Would God Give Me Ministry and Marriage?
Courtesy of Christine Caine

When you are passionate about someone or something, you do not take no for an answer. You are unstoppable in your determination to find a way. You get creative. Passion drove Nick to get up at five in the morning to get to the pool before me. Passion drove him to finish his ...

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Christian Cries for Justice Can Save Women of All Faiths


Nov 12 2014
Our call to rally against persecution extends beyond the church.
Christian Cries for Justice Can Save Women of All Faiths
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Christians have rallied around the stories of our sisters across the globe who’ve faced horrific punishments for their faith, from Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan to Asia Bibi in Pakistan. While the church is rightly concerned with the persecution and eradication of Christians ...

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Why Bankrupt Detroit Needs Art More than Ever


Nov 11 2014
Seeing God’s design in blighted neighborhoods.
Why Bankrupt Detroit Needs Art More than Ever
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National headlines declare that the long-troubled city of Detroit is at last revitalizing, as decisions and dollars get poured into its future… and the arts in particular.

This year, officials launched a $650 million project for a new entertainment district, centered ...

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Hope for More Diverse Conference Lineups


Nov 10 2014
How our exposure to minority voices can lead to greater shifts in the church.
Hope for More Diverse Conference Lineups
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Dear evangelical conference planners: Thank you for your diversity statements. Thank you for inviting feedback. Thank you for listening.

In response to concerns over lack of diversity at past conferences, the Leadership Network released a statement to say, “We welcome ...

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The Calvinist on the Bestseller List


Nov 7 2014
Marilynne Robinson’s rich, grace-filled prose strikes again.
The Calvinist on the Bestseller List
Brian Ray / AP

Given the dramatic and oft-noted rise of the religious "nones," Marilynne Robinson's sterling reputation and popularity as a novelist and essayist—not merely among Christians, but among critics and readers of every faith and no faith—is something ...

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God’s Grace Through the Pain of Pregnancy


Nov 6 2014
Nine months can feel like a long, dark valley.
God’s Grace Through the Pain of Pregnancy
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Millions of women here in the United States experience infertility or an impaired ability to get pregnant, in addition to staggering numbers of couples across the globe and in developing countries in particular. No doubt for many of these women, the pain and suffering associated ...

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Bright Lights, Big Cities


Oct 30 2014
Shifting demographics broaden opportunities for urban and suburban Christians.
Bright Lights, Big Cities
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Earlier this year, Nielsen reported on the millennial generation’s draw to cities, with Austin topping its list of places with high concentrations of people in their 20s and early 30s.

"Breaking from 'previous generations’ ideals, this group’s ...

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My First American Halloween


Oct 28 2014
Finding cultural nuance in the Christian trick-or-treating debate.
My First American Halloween
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I was 30 years old the first time I dressed up for Halloween.

Halloween was not a part of my childhood in South Africa—only something we knew from seasonal episodes of sitcoms exported from the West. I remember my sisters and I pretending to trick-or-treat, singing ...

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Why Do We Still Need Women’s Conferences?


Oct 22 2014
Q cofounder explains the purpose behind gathering as women.
Why Do We Still Need Women’s Conferences?
Courtesy of Rebekah Lyons

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While some Christian conferences and events face criticism for underrepresentation, our national gatherings are a refreshing exception. In fact, women made up half of the more than 10,000 participants in our recent Q Commons event, held in more than 60 cities across the ...

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