For most Christians, missionaries seem exotic and mysterious. What do they do, really? Hollie Wells invites us into her ordinary family's story of how God called them to be a missionary family to the Roma people in Bulgaria.
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.
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.
Immigrants are thrust into a new culture and a different way of life, often with no preparation. How can we be desperately needed friends to the strangers in our lands? Karen Vine shares the joy of opening doors to new people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is prostitution really a victimless sin? It may mean the difference between life and death to know the truth about prostitution and sex trafficking. This true story has been given to us to be published, to help others see how easy it is for the vulnerable to be exploited and to see that there is a very real victim in the midst of this evil form of modern-day slavery.
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.