Let the Foster and Adopted Children Come to Me
Families of vulnerable children often feel unwelcome in their own churches. Here are five ways to change that.
God adopted us driven by his altruistic compassion towards us, not because of any need he of the fostering and adoption charity Home for Good and lectures on justice, hospitality, and
Young Mom Turned Evangelist
Aimee Semple McPherson encourages us to be creative, compassionate, and courageous.
While unorthodox, McPherson overcame various trials to become a pioneer evangelist and pastor, an activist for social justice and compassion, and the founder of the Foursquare
The Power of Leading by Influence
What I’m learning as Executive Pastor of Willow Creek
After that I stepped into a role on our executive team as the head of compassion and justice, which is where all our local and global community outreach falls.
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
the good news of Jesus through their lives and in conversations with their neighbors and coworkers, to encourage them to join Jesus' kingdom work of restoration and justice in their
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.
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. Keith Mannes. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print
3 Disaster Myths That Only Compound the Devastation
The biggest threat facing churches isn’t a disaster event—it’s how we think about disasters.
Disasters are one of the biggest moral and biblical justice issues facing the church and society. If the church is to pursue disaster justice we must do better at living out the teachings of .
What the Oppressed Can Teach Us About the Bible
The way I read and lead has changed forever.
For me, the obvious next question is: Am I depending on you to be that sufficient for me? Another key scriptural concept that has me wondering is “justice,” as in Matthew 12:15–21.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
"The greatest opportunity for pastors is to speak courageously into the issue of race, justice, and violence," says Norman. What does Christian compassion look like in such situations?
How to transform anger into action.
It's a vision for hopeful outrage you might appreciate as well. Compassion. These men's actions infuriate Chris. But he has let something even more visceral guide his work: compassion.
How a Texas Church Drove Out the Predatory Loan Industry
For one Garland pastor, living out the gospel means collective political action.
2013. All the same, in Stewart's eyes, the church showing compassion and offering spiritual nurturing was not enough. There also had to be justice. It
Social Justice is Dead
"We have killed her, you and I."
Social Justice is Dead. "We have killed her, you and I.". What are the pastoral implications of a world unmoored from the divine prompt for justice? -Paul.
The Ever-Broadening Role of the Pastor
Over the centuries, shepherding a flock has gotten a bit more complicated.
Today every pastor is aware of the need for evangelism and outreach and, more recently, working for justice and compassion in the name of Christ. Leith
It’s Time for the Church to Speak against Injustice toward Our Youth
An interview with Dr. Kimberlee Johnson, minister and director of the Center for Urban Youth Development at Eastern University
To justify our lack of compassion, we lash out against poor parenting, failing schools, broken systematic structures, and government Additionally, I have a passion for juvenile justice.
Same-Sex Marriage: New Challenges, New Opportunities
4 Christian leaders reflect on how the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage could affect churches.
We are still working to see justice roll on like a river, and righteousness like a never-failing We want to talk about this matter with respect and compassion, with faithfulness to our beliefs.
Who Exactly Am I Preaching To?
Crafting a message for your—yes your—congregation.
legacy of Roe v. Wade and recommitted ourselves to speaking up for justice for the that I've rarely seen elsewhere, both speaking from the Scriptures prophetically and with compassion.
Ministry after a Fatal Police Shooting
Amid Charlotte’s tragedy, Claude Alexander calls pastors to be both critics and reconcilers.
Find the courage to look at those realities for what they are and allow the strength of the God of justice, mercy, grace, love, and peace to equip us to come together.
Darkness and Light in Ferguson
A pastor reflects on recent resignations, a controversial report, and another act of violence.
Within hours of that shooting, people started asking me, “What's it like in Ferguson?” I am being asked this again with greater frequency since the Justice Department's “Investigation of
The Church and the Huddled Masses
Throughout US history, the church has had a complicated relationship with the "homeless, tempest-tost" looking for a better life.
States, as a nation, has likewise been driven variously by both compassion and fear in its Scriptures, God repeatedly commands the Israelites to love, welcome, and seek justice for the
Is Your Church Accessible?
It takes more than a ramp to minister to those with disabilities.
The US Department of Justice recently sued the state of Florida for segregating and isolating Though these are extreme examples of a lack of compassion or caution when assisting