A Polarized Culture

A Polarized Culture

One of the realities of living today is the growing intolerance we are witnessing, towards one another. It seems that people are unwilling to listen to anyone whose opinion differs from their own. These attitudes breed disrespect and ultimately fear, anger and personal stress. There is a new harshness in the tone of public discourse that has even begun to infect some churches like a cancer. The ultimate impact on Christian outreach has been devastating.
Many unchurched people today have been fed a steady diet of cynicism all their lives.

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When Unity Fails

When Unity Fails

Whether in a Sunday morning sermon, a life group bible study or a ministry workshop, a common discussion topic is “Unity in the Church.” We are often reminded about the serious problems that can arise when churches and Christian organizations are divided and lack unity; lets consider all sides of the equation though. Is unity always a good thing? Well, not according to the bible.

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A Christian Response to Black Lives Matter

A Christian Response to Black Lives Matter

People of color in many urban communities today live with three realities:

The first is crime, often perpetuated by street gangs and drug dealers, particularly in urban areas. The abundance of crime leaves them feeling that law enforcement has let them down. It’s not safe to walk the streets. Those feelings are exacerbated by so many situations where police have been called and a troubling situation ends in the injury or death of a young black man or woman.

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