Why Has It Become Harder To Stock the Church Planter Pipeline?
It’s become more difficult to recruit church planters today compared to the recent past
others who do may struggle with seeing any golden age in North America as they recount the history of the Church's often complicit attitude towards issues like slavery and inequality.
We Need to Read Stories of People Who Were Enslaved
Six reasons why listening to these voices is worth your time.
1. Hear It Firsthand. The United States has lost much of our interior history of slavery because many slave narratives were never written down or published.
In the Face of Moral Crisis, Churches Can’t Choose ‘Neutrality’
How Civil War–era churches that avoided taking sides on slavery ended up siding with its supporters.
How Civil War–era churches that avoided taking sides on slavery ended up siding with its supporters. In the Face of Moral Crisis, Churches Can't Choose 'Neutrality'.
One-on-One with Brian Stiller on the World Evangelical Alliance
Ed Stetzer talks with Brian Stiller about World Evangelical Alliance important happenings.
(It is estimated there are up to 600 million Evangelicals today.) Connections happen around a variety of issues, including evangelism, religious persecution, missions, slavery of all kinds
The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass
The great abolitionist spoke words of rebuke—and hope—to a slaveholding society.
while in a foreign land? (v. 1–4). The Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society had invited Douglass to deliver the keynote address for their Fourth of July celebrations in 1852.
Southern Christianity Is Bigger Than the Bible Belt
A scholar’s journey through the region reveals much more than Baptists and church barbecues.
wondered if God had abandoned them. But it kept them from reckoning honestly with the cruelty of slavery and, later, Jim Crow. “Everybody in this country has
How a Disney Ballerina Ended Up Fighting Modern Slavery
A director of church mobilization for International Justice Mission says women can’t have it all, but they can have something better.
How a Disney Ballerina Ended Up Fighting Modern Slavery. I heard Gary Haugen, the founder of IJM, speak about God's heart for justice and modern-day slavery at a conference.
Cover Story: Facing Our Legacy of Lynching
How a memorial could help lead America—and Christians—to repentance from a dark history.
“We don't have many places in our country where you can have an honest experience with our history of slavery, and there are no spaces where you can have an honest experience
King’s Dream Succeeds If We Study the Bible
Cross-racial partnerships only have lasting power if they’re rooted in Scripture.
of our cultural and racial history in America.” With that in mind, facilitators will need to reflect on our complex, collective history—which includes slavery, immigration injustices, and other
Created for Asylum Seekers, Israel Intends to Deport Thousands
40,000 African migrants—many of whom are Christians fleeing Eritrea or Sudan—considered “infiltrators” in need of urgent deportation.
40000 African migrants—many of whom are Christians fleeing Eritrea or Sudan—considered “infiltrators” in need of urgent deportation.
John Perkins Has Hope for Racial Reconciliation. Do We?
The civil rights hero delivers his “final manifesto” on race and the church’s call to unity.
He leads us to lament numerous failures from our collective past: the enduring racial segregation of our local churches, the egregious misuse of Scripture to defend slavery and protect
The Incredible Hospitality of Good Friday
Jesus’ death demonstrates God’s love for outsiders, enemies, and strangers.
of his only Son. The captivity of humanity to sin is finished with the payment of the ransom necessary to liberate us from slavery to sin. The Passover is
God’s Letter to Us
How evangelicals read Scripture.
For example, for centuries it was largely assumed, especially among Southern evangelicals in the early 19th century, that slavery was a legitimate practice.
The Centuries-Old Habits of the Heart
How our accomodation of sin found us out in Charlottesville.
At key moments, Christians have advocated for the abolition of slavery, death of Jim Crow, and the end of mass incarceration, but the commitment to equality has consistently
Should Churches Keep Their Civil War Landmarks?
How historic congregations grapple with Confederate legacy.
Leaders are now discussing how to move forward with presenting a history that acknowledges racism and slavery in its past. “The slavery question was argued on a biblical basis.
We Can Stop Modern Slavery—with Churches' Help
Lone "justice freaks" aren't enough. To end exploitation, we need community.
We Can Stop Modern Slavery—with Churches' Help. Today, we're in a situation where slavery is illegal everywhere in the world, but the laws are just not enforced.