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Toward Racial Reconciliation – Where Is the Church in This?

Following the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the violent backlash that occurred afterward, Chuck Harrison was troubled by the thought: How will we respond when something like this happens in our area?  

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Ed Jordan: Five-lettered Life Changers

Think of something, represented by a five-letter word, that almost everyone in the world has encountered and that often has changed the life of the person who encountered it. What would be the word you would choose?

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John Upton: Moment of Decision  

The Gospel plot could hardly be simpler. A man walks up to two fishermen saying, “Come with me,” and they get up and do it. Jesus sees two more fishermen, says the same thing, and they, too, get up and follow.  

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The V3 Movement: Stay? Go? A Better Question When Church Planting Gets Tough

Would you stay in the neighborhood if the church plant fails?

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Via Ethics Daily: Martin Luther King Jr. – Cultural Hero and Theologian

On this day, we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "[He] brought together in a significant way his rootage in the traditional theology of his academic preparation and the pressing needs of the context of racial oppression," Harris writes.

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Joe McDowell: Strong Motivation Required

Setting goals is one thing; following through is another. Staying on target requires strong motivation. Personal goals are much harder to reach, because the motivation to complete these goals often must be self-generated. In other words, no one else is "holding your feet to the fire,” so you must do it yourself!

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