Too often, we see people misusing the Word of God to suit their own agendas. What does Jesus really have to say about justice and race? Dr. Craig Keener explains his journey of exploration through Scripture and what he found there in terms of racial reconciliation.
Domestic violence is a widespread problem, but it can be shocking to encounter a situation in which a victim comes to you for help. Unfortunately, unhelpful and even damaging responses are far too common. This post details some of the most common hurtful things people say to domestic violence survivors and some advice on things that actually are helpful.
Domestic violence is a widespread problem, but it can be shocking to encounter a situation in which a victim comes to you for help. Unfortunately, unhelpful and even damaging responses are far too common. This post details some of the best things people can say to domestic violence survivors and some advice on actions that actually are helpful.
Is hospitality becoming a thing of the past? Kare Vine muses about the ways hospitality has changed over the years and what our responsibility is as Christians: to practice warmth and welcome to the stranger.
God absolutely desires racial reconciliation, but how do we get there? Learning is the path to understanding. Patricia Taylor discusses ways to begin to learn from those who are different than us.
In some confession liturgies, the congregation asks forgiveness because "we have not heard the cry of the needy." But, sometimes it can be really hard to listen. Karen Vine shares her experience of finding listening difficult.
If you are reading this post, chances are, you have never had to worry about whether you would have enough water to drink. Cyndi Downing shares about her trip to Thailand, where she encountered a man they called "Grandfather" and his gratitude in the midst of unimaginable poverty.
June 20th is World Refugee Day. Medine Keener shares 7 facts about refugees and gives us an inside look on what it is like to be one.
At the 2016 New Room Conference, our hosts gather around the microphones of two of our favorite people. We fired up the mics and let the Holy Spirit roll. What happened was a fascinating conversation about ministry.
Sometimes we all struggle in planning worship for one reason or another. Shannon Sigler shares how the artistic ones in your congregation can be an invaluable help when you are stuck.