“This is not our land. None of us own this country, this town, this neighborhood. We are not the hosts. We are merely guests; the whole earth is God’s. We live on God’s land by God’s invitation.
As long as we kept our eyes focused on our common identity in Jesus, we were able to loosen the grip on our smaller cultural identities that we had held onto for so long.
“As they discover truth, the closer they come to truth, the closer they come to God.”
By Preston Ulmer, excerpted from the book The Doubters’ Club.
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The year 2020 was the deadliest in US history. After annual deaths fell by 1.2 percent in 2019, they surged nearly 23 percent during 2020.
Modern life seems determined to undermine faith in God at every step. That’s why we gather: to remind ourselves we are not isolated—not from each other and not from God.
How to Pursue Peace in Times of Political Unrest: What MLK’s Famous Speech Can Teach Us about Responding to Recent Events
We have a dream, too . . . that one day we will truly be united as a country, marked not by unrest and division but by a common commitment to uphold the dignity and freedom of all under the God who created us equal.
By Matt Freeman
“Why do I live where the air hurts my face?
The popular internet meme of a frowning, introspective doodle-kid resonates with me deeply between the months of December and March.
No matter how good our cause, when our conversations are tinged even with a hint of superiority, exclusivity, or self-righteousness, we weaken our collective immune system and become vulnerable to the cancer of division
The Kingdom of truth, beauty, and goodness does not come by convincing people we are right at any cost or by cramming our truth down someone’s throat.