PRACTICE JUSTICE

Through mutual relationships with the neighbors among whom they're hosted, Christian communities need to join in acts of compassion, justice, and reconciliation as a witness to the ministry of Jesus—particularly in places of suffering and despair.

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Moving Toward a Creation-Care Theology in Congregations

Five steps that any congregation can take toward creation care
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Who I Am Following Now On Social Media: Austin Channing Brown

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Listen and learn from Austin Channing Brown
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Praying Justice in an Unjust World

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Adapt your prayer practices for the needs of our current world.
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What I’m Reading Now: Resources for Racial Justice and Commemoration of the Emanuel 9

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A resource to remember and advocate for racial justice.
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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

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The Holy Spirit calls us to listen, understand, and go out.
Mutual Aid: Three Tips and a Template for Helping Neighbors Help Neighbors

Mutual Aid: Three Tips and a Template for Helping Neighbors Help Neighbors

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Practical tools to get started with aiding your neighbors.
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Keep Feeding People During the Pandemic

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Now is the time to redesign food ministries to serve our neighbors.
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Doctrine of Discovery: A Lens for Scarcity and Abundance

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Grappling with scarcity and abundance, churches in the US must also consider the origin of their theologies.
Preaching the Invitation to Transformation: three steps to invite listeners into God’s work

Preaching the Invitation to Transformation: three steps to invite listeners into God’s work

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Paint a picture for your listeners of God's transforming work.
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How to Preach Relevant Sermons (hint: relevance is not what you think)

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Learn how to preach to your listeners in an authentic and meaningful way.
The Power of the 'Don't Know' Mindset

The Power of the ‘Don’t Know’ Mindset

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Find out why MicroGrants CEO Don Samuels says the willingness to "not know" is the first requirement in transforming the world.
Philip, Ethiopian Eunuch, You and Me (Part Two)

Philip, Ethiopian Eunuch, You and Me (Part Two)

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Read part two of Rev. Dr. Stephanie Spellers inspirational, insightful, and winding journey of faith.
Illuminating Stewardship in Today's Culture

Illuminating Stewardship in Today’s Culture

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Stewardship is an act of practical theology. Accordingly, context matters deeply. In
Stewardship of the Body

Stewardship of the Body

I recently attended a large worship conference hosted by a mainline denomination.
The Stewardship of White Privilege

The Stewardship of White Privilege

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In recent months, I’ve repeatedly been drawn to questions that connect race
Enough

Enough

How does your church measure “enough?” Does the yardstick look different depending
Why Pastors Need the Finance Committee -- and Vice Versa

Why Pastors Need the Finance Committee — and Vice Versa

I sometimes joke with students that “committee meetings” rarely come up in
Drainage, Debt, and the Rain of God

Drainage, Debt, and the Rain of God

For some churches, “debt” is a four-letter word. (Well, technically, it’s a
Generosity For You, Not From You

Generosity For You, Not From You

A lot of stewardship books find their way to my desk and
Missional Lab: Church Insider, Church Outsider

Missional Lab: Church Insider, Church Outsider

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By Chase Smith In the February 2012 issue of The Lutheran magazine,
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Bringing Justice into the Light

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A blog post by Jesse Weiss Recently, a group of young adults

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