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Topic: Hospitality

May 14, 2012

Wesley Hill: Singles in church

You don’t need a big program to practice hospitality to singles in the church.

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February 13, 2014

Asking good questions

Part of our hospitality practices must include welcoming speech that invites our guests and friends to relax, be themselves and share a story or two.

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December 14, 2009

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Church as third place
  • Remember you were an alien
  • A church in pain
  • Pastors by degree
  • Niebuhr and Nobels
  • TV’s only moralist
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December 7, 2012

Practices that sustain Christian community

Ethicist Christine Pohl names four for Christian institutions that want their corporate lives to reflect the very nature of God.

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July 31, 2014

Look at me, not your phone

Mobile technology threatens our practice of Christian hospitality. It’s time for deeper conversations about when it’s acceptable -- and when it’s not -- to use our phones.

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March 4, 2010

Lisa Nichols Hickman: Ronald McDonald is there for the ill. Is the church?

McDonald’s shows up at hospitals across the nations. Not to sell hamburgers, but to provide hospitality to families displaced by the illness of a child.

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January 7, 2014

Finding a church to call home

A recent college graduate finds that how a congregation practices hospitality -- encouraging true, deep human interaction -- is more compelling than good preaching, music or other criteria.

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September 23, 2014

Dwelling together in harmony, amidst differences

A New York City church has welcomed in congregations from other faiths and denominations. This thriving community is marked by hospitality, listening and humility.

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April 3, 2012

Tuesday's News & Ideas

  • Lessons from little Pilate
  • California shootings
  • Christianity in crisis
  • Where's Jesus on Holy Saturday?
  • Someone's in my pew
  • Dude!
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February 6, 2014

How to extend Christian hospitality

Good hospitality is not just about preparing a nice meal. It is about attending to each person in our midst and extending love without judgment or hesitation.

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