Is Jesus irrelevant to the immigration debate?

Apply the vision of Jesus to the immigration crisis and you get a radical platform no sensible politician would touch.

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We’ve got a lot of race work to do in America

The church should proclaim clearly and forcefully, “We’ve got this.”

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So very, kind of pretty much, thankful

It’s both easy and difficult to give thanks.

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Giving thanks: A defining attitude

Choosing an attitude of gratitude enriches life in more ways than you might think.

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On megachurches, Millennials and modernism

What Frank Lloyd Wright can teach us about church’s true function.

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After Ferguson, a letter to my children

None of us will be free until all of us are free.

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Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

It’s key to imagining God’s positive dream for a church’s future.

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The season to ‘stir-it up’

Beginning with thanks for what God has given and ending with wonder at what God has done.

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Churches less inclined to look to denominations for resources

Denominations need to realize — they can’t provide everything to everyone.

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A Chilean love story: A Catholic priest and his wife

The most amazing thing is that these weathered saints’ are still devoted to the church.

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Thanksgiving Day, 2060

On marriage, covenant and Thanksgiving Day, 2060.

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Religion’s killing fields: When will we ever learn?

Religious people have been decapitating, burning, hacking and bombing each other to death in God’s name for a long time.

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Endings and beginnings — both essential to healthy churches

Finding a balance in the new and the old.

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Evangelism implosion

No single approach adequately embodies what churches need to live out the call to make disciples.

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Has church become a fairytale?

Youths need to see models of relationships in real life — including the hard ones.

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Humblebragging — a double technical foul

The culture wants to be awesome and self-effacing at the same time.

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We really do love you, honey, but …

What happens when the child you expected isn’t the child you got?

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Balancing a congregation’s spiritual diet

It’s ironic that Baptists, who have divided over how much we believe the Bible, often spend very little time in worship services actually reading God’s Word aloud.

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Connection between parents, children is at heart of ‘Interstellar’

It only looks like a science fiction film.

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No longer singing alone

The community of faith pulls us toward a shared melody of hope and promise that will not let us forget God’s persistent invitation.

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