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  • Reclaiming Biblical Lament in Worship For Social Justice in Kenya
    Oppressive Structures

    To gain an understanding of why the Church’s role in political protest is required, we must gain an understanding of the oppressive socio-economic and political structures. Unless we can see the oppressive ...

  • Here's the Crucial First Step for Becoming More Generous

    Holiness inspires us to live a life of generosity, in all its many forms.
    Here's the Crucial First Step for Becoming More Generous

    John Christopher Frame, PhD, shares insight on the relationship between holiness and generosity. He’s the author of 7 Attitudes of the Helping Heart: How to Live Out Your Faith and Care for the Poor. Below is an excerpt of this ...

  • Children of the Revolution

    On Sunday, March 28, 2021, I was honored to participate in the Asian American Christian Collaborative's (AACC) Chicago rally to uplift and listen to AAPI voices, to lament with them, and to march. As a white woman, understanding ...

  • May 3, 2021COVID-19

    A Novel Virus, Not a Novel Calling

    The church’s role in COVID-19 vaccination.
    A Novel Virus, Not a Novel Calling
    Coping with the COVID Crisis

    One of the best gifts I received this past year was a face mask (because those were the kinds of presents that people gave in 2020). Printed on the front are the *updated* words of Protestant Reformer, ...

  • Apr 30, 2021

    What Trees Teach Us about Community and Crisis

    As we seek to grow resilient communities, let’s look to the forest for wisdom
    What Trees Teach Us about Community and Crisis

    Today is Arbor Day in the U.S. — a tree-planting and tree-honoring tradition that began nearly 150 years ago. Throughout history, humans have recognized trees as pillars of strength. They provide the oxygen, nourishment, and ...

  • Here’s How Radiant Churches Reflect the Radiant Image of Jesus

    Contemplation on COVID-19 and Jesus
    Here’s How Radiant Churches Reflect the Radiant Image of Jesus

    Adaptation from Radian Church by Tara Beth Leach

    Adapted from Chapter 3, “The Radiant Vision of Jesus”

    When COVID-19 first rocked the world, pastors were trying to navigate pastoring churches through a pandemic. While gathering ...

  • Pray for These People If You Care about the Plight of Refugees

    The global refugee crisis has always been about more than just statistics. At its heart, the refugee crisis is about people and how to care for them.

    In the midst of all that’s going on today, it’s easy to lose sight of ...

  • Apr 27, 2021Reconciliation

    How Small Changes Unlock Powerful Cross-Cultural Connections

    New book by Michelle Ami Reyes sits us down to rethink our perception of culture.
    How Small Changes Unlock Powerful Cross-Cultural Connections

    Christian, don’t read this book unless you’re willing to examine your own cultural lens.

    Michelle Ami Reyes is not the first Christian to write on race, but is a fresh voice for the growing bookshelf. In Becoming All Things: ...

  • Classes of 200 and Broken Chalkboards, Only after Your Chores Are Done

    School is a scramble for refugees from Sudan and South Sudan
    Classes of 200 and Broken Chalkboards, Only after Your Chores Are Done

    Have you ever wondered what life is like in a refugee camp?

    I interviewed Amer, a young single woman from South Sudan, and Richard, a middle-aged father from Sudan, to listen to their firsthand experience. Both have lived in Kakuma ...

  • Apr 22, 2021Disasters

    How 1,000 Black Churches Are Caring For the Earth

    A conversation with Kim Noble of Green The Church
    How 1,000 Black Churches Are Caring For the Earth

    When Rev. Dr. Ambrose Carroll joined with other U.S. leaders around environmental issues, he didn’t see people who looked like him — Black brothers and sisters of faith — at the table. Since the pastor founded Green ...