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The Church Needs Better Critics (9 Ways to Win Hearts, not Just Arguments)
As Christians – especially Christian leaders – our criticism should elevate the conversation, not debase it.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Criticism done well can be a powerful tool for change in culture, politics and the church. Criticism done well can be a powerful tool for change in culture, politics and the church.
You’re Not Always Right
We all have biases that affect the way we interpret the Bible.
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Bible and gleaning the truths there, we do gain insight on things like politics, parenting, dating Otherwise we open the door for our culture and background to influence our opinions in
Why Do People Only Notice My Clothes?
The reason we get more compliments on our clothing than our sermons
WomenLeaders.com - Article
(Watch politics.) And, most men look good in the outfit. All the crap that goes along with being a woman in this judgmental culture gets squashed from the get go.”.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
of today's ministry. When fear and loathing are two primary characteristics of a culture, the task for pastors isn't easy, but it's clear. "The greatest opportunity
Why I Don’t Preach Politics (A Follow-Up with Q & R)
Last week's post on politics in the pulpit generated some great dialog. Here's a synopsis of that dialog in a Question & Response format.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Church & CultureDecember 11, 2015. Why I Don't Preach Politics (A Follow-Up with Q & R) Last week's post on politics in the pulpit generated some great dialog.
My Silence Is Not Compliance: Why I Don’t Preach Politics from the Pulpit
Preachers need to take our cue from God's Word, not the current obsession of the 24-hour news cycle.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Church & CultureDecember 01, 2015. My Silence Is Not Compliance: Why I Don't Preach Politics from the Pulpit Preachers need to take our cue from
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
“It's why most of us get into the business.”. Kara Bettis is a Boston-based freelance reporter on the topics of faith, politics, and culture. Follow her on Twitter @karabettis.
CT Pastors’ Hidden Gems of 2017
In case you missed them, here are 10 of our editors’ favorite articles from the past year.
CT Pastors' Hidden Gems of 2017. In case you missed them, here are 10 of our editors' favorite articles from the past year. The editors of CTPastors.com.
When This Pastor Got Political
I thought a town hall meeting would be the perfect venue to fight for justice. I was oh-so-wrong.
on a theological level that Christians should engage in and redeem the political sphere, but on the other hand, prefers that pastors shut up and stay out of politics when speaking from
Blessings of a Post-Christian Culture
In the country’s “least-Christian city,” churches have partnered with government to revolutionize schools, help the homeless, and fight sex trafficking. How did it happen?
Blessings of a Post-Christian Culture. This is a sociological term. It means Christians make up a minority population in the city. And a minority culture is by definition non-threatening.
Farewell, Cultural Christianity
How a changing landscape can strengthen our witness.
of some in the church as the country veered into Sexual Revolution and an abortion culture. Some will see any reframing of Christian public witness as a “pullback from politics” or a
Reclaiming Your Week
Jesus as Lord affects your 9-5
art, science, politics, economics, education, and homemaking. Kuyper gave me my first insight into the fact that Jesus Christ is relevant to every dimension of society and culture, and
Did Pastors Pave the Way for Trump?
We bear some responsibility for the state of political discourse, but we also hold the power to change it.
This Christ-like way of speaking of hard truths and laying down one's life is exactly the opposite of what many of our people have begun to cheer on in their politics.
Q&A: The Current State of Church-State Relations
What a religious liberty law professor and blogger is noticing in the legal landscape.
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probably ever since Jerry Falwell's mobilization of conservative Christians brought politics and religious So culture war battles that have previously been framed in religious terms may
I Voted Clinton. He Voted Trump. We Still Do Ministry Together.
How my right-hand man and I reconciled our political differences for the sake of our church.
I Voted Clinton. He Voted Trump. We Still Do Ministry Together. How my right-hand man and I reconciled our political differences for the sake of our church.
The State of the Pastorate
The ever-shifting condition of church leadership
Along way he also founded and edited Christ and Pop Culture, a highly regarded online magazine and podcast network dedicated to thoughtful and discerning engagement with culture
Where Has Grace Gone?
A conversation with Philip Yancey
perspective. Why should we expect grace from western culture? Politics is an adversary sport, not a grace fest. History focuses on winners, not losers.
The Power of Ethical Congruence
Senate chaplain Barry Black reflects on 14 years of pastoring politicians.
The Power of Ethical Congruence. Senate chaplain Barry Black reflects on 14 years of pastoring politicians. Interview by Drew Dyck. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print.
Neither Jew nor Greek … Republican nor Democrat
Mark Batterson on leading a church in our nation’s capital during a divisive election season.
I was a pre-law major at University of Chicago my freshman year, and one piece of that was politics. You have to be willing to go where the culture isn't willing to go.
Have Coffee With a Radical: The Value of Listening to People We Disagree With
If we’re only hearing from people who think like us, we're missing out on a lot. Politically, theologically and relationally.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Church & CultureNovember 18, 2016. Have Coffee With a Radical: The Value of Listening to People We Disagree With If we're only hearing from people
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