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Pastor and Author Efrem Smith: “We Cannot Surrender the Outposts of God’s Kingdom To the Ways of Our Nation. Christians Are Here To Transform.”

Over the past several years, cultural divisions of race, class, politics and faith have become starker than any time in recent memory. While it would be easy to only think of American politics here, it is a worldwide phenomenon, one that requires a quiet, global response of love and reconciliation

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The Next Iteration of the Black Church: Why Black Pastoral Leadership Matters

The Church needs Black pastoral leadership. (more…)

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Ed Stetzer Gives Five Truths of Di-ver-si-ty For Overcoming Homogeneity in Our Churches

The deaths last week of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Dallas, Texas police officers Brent Thompson, Michael Krol, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Smith, and Patrick Zamarripa have reopened wounds that are in danger of never healing. The U.S., is, indeed still stuggling around issues of race. We in the U.S. churches face

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Christ Church Pastor and Diversity Consultant to the NBA, David D. Ireland, Shares How to Grow a More Racially Diverse Church

A new study released recently by Baylor University found that churches with the greatest growth of diversity also experienced the steepest declines in attendance. At a time when racial unity is needed most, these kinds of findings are discouraging. (more…)

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LISTEN: The Power of the Resurrection and the Breaking Down of Racial Barriers Among Believers (Powerful Life Lessons from the Aftermath of the Resurrection #6 with Daniel Whyte III)

https://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/260170-the-power-of-the-resurrection-and-the-breaking-down-of-racial-and-cultural-barriers-among-believers.mp3 TEXT: Acts 2:1-11 1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them

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Christian Leaders Urge the Church to Boldly Confront Racial Issues at “A Time to Speak” Discussion in Memphis

In the shadow of race-related protests across the country, eleven prominent Christian leaders gathered at the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination for a discussion on race and the church. The event -- dubbed "A Time to Speak" -- was held at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis,

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Three Characteristics of High-Definition Evangelism In a Multiethnic World

Hi friends, I just finished the first draft of my forthcoming book, The High-Definition Leader: Building Multiethnic Churches in a Multiethnic World. Here is a sneak peek. I sure hope it encourages you. (more…)

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