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August 11, 2014 | The pastor of a church plant in Seattle explains the nuts and bolts of how his congregation merged with an established church in a way that honored both organizations. The key, he says, was a friendship between the two pastors and a shared belief that the assets of the church belong to the kingdom.
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August 11, 2014 | In her book “Got Religion?” a journalist profiles seven religious institutions that have created new models for inviting young adults into lives of faith. Interestingly, she says technology is not the answer.
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July 28, 2014 | A theologian who works in the discipline of trauma studies says that Christians need to pay more attention to Holy Saturday. Believing in the promise of resurrection doesn't eliminate suffering -- and in witnessing this suffering, we are about the work of redemption, she says.
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July 28, 2014 | When the John Merck Fund decided to spend all its money within 10 years, the move inspired a new strategy and heightened board members' focus, say two siblings who serve their family foundation.
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July 14, 2014 | Continuing inequities in our nation's public schools are a moral injustice that Christians are called to address, says the founder of The Expectations Project.
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July 14, 2014 | Many leaders want change, but only some are willing to take the heat, says the senior vice president of Purpose Built Communities. Ask them, 'Are you willing to stand up and be an advocate for disruptive change?'
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June 30, 2014 | Young people have much to contribute to the field of global health, says a co-founder of Global Health Corps. It's about matching their skills with the specific problems that health care providers and nonprofits face.
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June 16, 2014 | The future of theology doesn't lie in the agendas and biases of theologians but with the body of Christ and the one who is the Word of God, says the chair of systematic theology at the University of St. Andrews.
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June 15, 2014 | Poets, like theologians, address questions of meaning and the context of our lives, says the award-winning Irish poet.
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June 2, 2014 | Regarded as a spiritual and intellectual father to Martin Luther King Jr., the late Benjamin Mays is well worth knowing in his own right, a major figure who helped launch the civil rights movement, says a Mays biographer.