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Giving My Kids a Safe Place to Fall
My goal is not to dictate what they believe or to think that if we do it right they will conform to our desires. I just want to lay out a net for them, in hopes that later in life, when they discover suffering or betrayal or heartache, they will have a safe place to fall.
Why We Go to Church
I was irritated with my kids all through church and the entranced by them later that afternoon at the beach. So which one was the more spiritual experience?
Questions about Disabilities, Prenatal Testing, the Church, and More
An interview with Jonathan Merritt's blog on Faith and Culture at Religion News Service.
Happily Ever After, with Down Syndrome
A priest gives a woman who planned to abort her fetus with Down syndrome the option of adoption. Jezebel accuses him of coercion. But maybe this type of action is one way out of the politicized and polarized abortion wars.
A New Kind of Missions Trip
Sustainable, inexpensive, local, and relational in nature. Part two of my interview with Cameron Doolittle
Just Because the Door is Open Doesn't Mean I'm Welcome Here
Every church makes assumptions. It helps to acknowledge them. A guest post by Kathy Khang.
Ten Books on Racial Reconciliation and the Church
Racial Reconciliation 2.0
We are all called to the work of reconciliation. A guest post by Rudy Carrasco
Want to Be Multiethnic? Get Ready For Discomfort
Living out the gospel ideal of reconciled community proved far more difficult, and wonderful, than we ever expected.
Why We Still Go To Church
It's inconvenient and inefficient and sometimes doesn't even feel spiritual. But I'm glad we keep showing up.
"These Christians Are Weird . . . But They Love"
An interview with Philip Yancey about his new book, Vanishing Grace
From the Sermon to the Super Bowl
What the church has to offer goes beyond entertainment and inspiration.
Why this Evangelical is Grateful for the Mainline Church
Giving thanks for God’s work throughout the church universal.
Why Black Protestants and Evangelicals Still Preach Politics
Why Black Protestants and Evangelicals Still Preach Politics
Amid increasing polarization and shifting church trends, the black church continues to speak out on matters of justice.
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