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November 25, 2013 | A North Carolina pastor explodes some of the cherished myths surrounding church-made Brunswick stew. (Fill in the blank with your regional specialty.)
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November 25, 2013 | Churches are the front line of encountering suffering in large portions of our culture and have the opportunity and responsibility to minister to people with mental illness, say two psychiatrists trained in theology.
Reflection
November 25, 2013 | What do you do when the pastor asks you, “Is that right?” Or when you are tempted to ask your more learned colleagues the same thing?
Reflection
November 21, 2013 | At this time of year, a Texas pastor sees much more in his 1977 F-100 than a cantankerous truck and memories of the grandfather he loved. Is an old pickup preparing him for Advent?
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November 21, 2013 | The Bible is not a modern work but an ancient anthology of many voices, says a noted Hebrew Bible scholar. So be careful about saying, "The Bible says . . .," because on almost every subject, it has more than one perspective.
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November 15, 2013 | The ministry of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina has worked in the Chicora-Cherokee community of North Charleston for 10 years and has created a sustainable model of faith-based, community-led, asset-driven community development.
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November 15, 2013 | A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship ministry in South Carolina has created a sustainable model for community development by focusing on assets -- those of the neighborhood and those of the organization.
Reflection
November 15, 2013 | The cult of consumption requires more than the occasional Advent sermon cautioning against “losing the real meaning of the season.” What if Advent became a season of baptismal renewal?
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November 15, 2013 | The digital culture isn’t changing religion as much as it is reflecting offline shifts in Christian life, says a scholar of religion and media at Texas A&M University.
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November 15, 2013 | The human rights organization International Justice Mission is effective in part because everyone working there understands their role in the Christian institution’s mission, says a senior leader.