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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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Eric Metaxas on How Churches Can Rescue Marriages Having Problems

Divorces are sky-high in Tinseltown, and we can't blame Liza Minnelli for all of them. Find out how we can avoid their marital failures. (more…)

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Popular Proverbs 31 Ministries Head Lysa Terkeurst Announces Difficult Decision To Divorce her Husband of 25 Years After ‘Worst Kind of Betrayal’

Author, international speaker and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries Lysa Terkeurst revealed that she is divorcing her husband of 25 years because of repeated betrayal. (more…)

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Two African-American Faculty Members at SBTS Focus on Racial Unity In the SBC In New Book, “Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention”; Albert Mohler, Dwight McKissic Sr., and More Contribute

A new book co-edited by two African-American faculty members at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary aims to equip Southern Baptists for healing racial wounds in the denomination, which was founded in 1845 in a split from Northern Baptists so slave-holding families could serve on the mission field. (more…)

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Community Activists, Ministers Partner for ‘National Heal America Campaign Collaborative’ This Memorial Day

Community activists who are part of the National Heal America Campaign Collaborative are marking Memorial Day as a second "A Time of Love and Reconciliation" opportunity. As part of a yearlong campaign, the collaborative is spreading the word about a 2008 congressional apology for slavery and Jim Crow policies and

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In Israel, Trump Urges Middle East Leaders to Overcome Past Rifts

President Trump urged leaders in the Middle East to seize a “rare opportunity” to overcome past rifts as he began talks in Israel in the second leg of his first overseas trip, a journey that has quickly plunged him into the fraught and complex politics of the region. (more…)

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‘DWTS’ Contestant, NFL Player Rashad Jennings, Says God and Prayer Helped Heal his Relationship with his Once Estranged Father

"Dancing With The Stars" contestant NFL player Rashad Jennings admits God and prayer have truly helped his relationship with his once estranged father. (more…)

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Concern Mounts Among Evangelicals That ERLC Leader Russell Moore Could Lose His Job; Thabiti Anyabwile and Others Warn It Would Have ‘Chilling’ Effect on SBC Efforts Toward Racial Reconciliation

Concern is mounting among evangelicals that Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s policy arm, could lose his job following months of backlash over his critiques of President Trump and religious leaders who publicly supported the Republican candidate. Any such move could be explosive for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination,

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President of SBC’s National African American Fellowship Urges ‘Reconciliation’ Among Russell Moore and His Critics

The president of a network of some 4,000 predominantly African American Southern Baptist churches has issued an open letter urging reconciliation between Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore and those threatening to withhold Cooperative Program money over his actions. (more…)

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Black Southern Baptists Discuss the Race Issues Around LifeWay Christian Resources’ Decision to Remove Sho Baraka’s Album

Being a black leader in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) today can be exciting, as America’s largest Protestant denomination makes unprecedented progress toward diversity. But it can also be discouraging. Even small instances of culture clash are hard to overlook when you’re in the minority. (more…)

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In a First, Georgia Police Chief Publicly Apologizes For Department’s Role In 1940 Lynching of Black Man

It’s been more than 75 years since an armed posse of white men snatched Austin Callaway from the LaGrange city jail, drove through darkness to a country road and violently killed him with gunshots to the head, arms and hands. (more…)

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David Bailey Shares 3 Ways White Pastors Can Talk to Their Congregations About Race, Justice, and Reconciliation

David M. Bailey is the founder and executive director of Arrabon, a ministry that equips churches and organizations to engage in the ministry of reconciliation with cultural intelligence. He is an active speaker, consultant and strategist for many national organizations on cultural intelligence and culture-making. David was named by Christianity

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‘Be the Bridge’ Founder Latasha Morrison Believes the Church Is the ‘Only Place Equipped to Do Racial Reconciliation Well’

The founder of Be the Bridge reveals her vision for solving America's race problem. (more…)

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Barna Research Study Shows How Black and White Christians Differ In Their Approach to Discipleship

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning.” Progress is slow on racial reconciliation in this country, particularly given recent events. But why do lingering divisions exist in the Church, the very communities built on

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Rakeem Jones, right, shakes hands with John McGraw and pats his back during their hearing at the Cumberland County courthouse in Fayetteville, N.C. McGraw pleaded no contest to charges that he assaulted Jones at a Donald Trump rally in March. (Liz Condo/For The Washington Post)

Young Black Clinton Supporter and Elderly White Trump Supporter Choose to Forgive and Reconcile Instead of Pursuing Litigation Over Altercation at Trump Rally

They hadn’t seen each other since the day one attacked the other, and now it was nine months later, and they were approaching a county courthouse to face each other for the second time in their lives. First came John Franklin McGraw, 79, who goes by “Quick Draw McGraw” and

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Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Visit Pearl Harbor Together

More than 75 years later, remembrance and reconciliation are the themes as the Japanese prime minister visits Pearl Harbor on Tuesday, the first formal trip by a Japanese leader to the site where the world changed forever. (more…)

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