Congregations Promoting Peace in Volatile Times – Reflections from a South African-born Mediator
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Congregations Promoting Peace in Volatile Times – Reflections from a South African-born Mediator

By Harold Tessendorf  As the United States enters the final stages of the 2020 presidential election and as the summer of protests and counter-protests continue in cities and communities across the country, the following questions keep recurring to me:    Is it possible for protestors and counter-protestors alike to express their political views in a non-violent and … Continue reading

Faith and Politics That Make Sense, A Conversation with Robb Ryerse
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Faith and Politics That Make Sense, A Conversation with Robb Ryerse

By Andy Hale  In my lifetime, I have never thought positively about the mixture of faith and politics. There is an endless and nauseatingly long list of incidents of toxic political discourse and religiosity. If you need more tangible examples, I’d recommend reading Kevin M. Kruse’s One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian … Continue reading

Voting as an act of faith? Conversations from 2020’s Advocacy in Action, Part 2
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Voting as an act of faith? Conversations from 2020’s Advocacy in Action, Part 2

By Andy Hale  “She’s not a Christian, so no I can’t vote for her,” “He’s a good Christian man,” “She has good Christian values,” or “There is no way that he’s a Christian if he supports ____,” are common talking points among Evangelical voters. Among Evangelicals in American, the faith affiliation of prospective political candidates … Continue reading

Has the Evangelical concept of a ticket into Heaven disregarded the implications of the Kingdom now? A Conversation with Eugene Cho
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Has the Evangelical concept of a ticket into Heaven disregarded the implications of the Kingdom now? A Conversation with Eugene Cho

  By Andy Hale When Jesus spoke about the Kingdom of God, he spoke of it in both present and future, both in terms of great distance and proximity. For many, the Kingdom of God comes down to talking about and fixating on Heaven. Oh, that sweet Beulah Land. In other words, the point and … Continue reading

A Commitment to Christ & Christian Citizenship: Take Action Sunday, November 3
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A Commitment to Christ & Christian Citizenship: Take Action Sunday, November 3

By Stephen Reeves To say our country is politically divided is to put it mildly. Our disagreements about the nature of our problems and how they should be solved are real and deep. While many divisions are historic and longstanding, by many measures we are more politically divided than ever before. The accompanying hateful rhetoric … Continue reading

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Must We Be Silent?

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.         Proverbs 31:8-9 “People of faith feed hungry people every day through church food pantries, programs for people experiencing homelessness and meal deliveries to the elderly.  The … Continue reading