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Living with 'An Illegal:' How a Friendship Changed My Perspective on Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/21/2014 - 7:44pm | Type: Blog

How one person changed everything I knew about immigration reform and undocumented immigrants. I don’t know what came over me. Was it what Noel Castellanos (CEO of CCDA) had said? ...

Meeting the Demands of a New Generation of Christian Leaders
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 8:30pm | Type: Blog

Part of the theology was there already for the CCDA. A deep faith in the lordship of Jesus Christ coupled with a desire to love one's neighbor — especially the vulnerable — has long drawn people to work w ...

Helping Churches Die Right
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 1:34pm | Type: Blog

We have much invested in our communities of faith: in the facilities; the history; the relationship and the vision for what they could be. But these can’t stand in the way of living out the call to selflessly ...

LIVE STREAM: Evangelical Leaders Unite on Principles for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Evangelical leaders from across the political and religious spectrum meet today to call for immigration reform based on a set of five principles:  Respects  the God-given dignity of every person Protects  the unity of the immediate family ...

Love God, Love Your Neighbor: How Are We Doing?
Originally Posted: 04/27/2012 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

It doesn’t stop with individuals—the ultimate goal is to make a neighborhood a better place for all who live there. It is a holistic approach to loving God and loving our neighbors—and ALL aspects of their liv ...

Shane Claiborne: Five Great Gatherings in 2012
Originally Posted: 01/18/2012 - 8:15pm | Type: Blog

Sometimes folks ask me if I’ve spoken at any conferences that I get excited about. I’ll be speaking more than 150 times this next year in about a dozen countries — at all sorts of events from a Spanish speakin ...

Meet the Martinezes: One Family's Reach For the American Dream
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the [Lord], is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world."</em> (James 1:27)& ...

Grass-Roots Practitioners, in Their Own Words
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

From September 7 to 11, the <a href="http://ccda.org" target="_blank">Christian Community Development Association</a> (CCDA) celebrated 20 years of restoring under-resourced com ...

Evangelical Border Perspective: If Seeing is Believing
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

I recently guided a national group of evangelical leaders to the Arizona-Mexico border. The visit was momentous and timely for many reasons. I recently guided a national group of ...

Beyond 'Diversity': New Creation and a Mestizo Vision
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

"Integration" and "diversity" do not express God's purpose for reconciliation deeply enough. What we need is a fresh paradigm that declares our <em>new</em> culture in Chri ...

Republicans Want Health-Care Reform Too!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I'm a registered Republican. I didn't vote for Obama. I believe in free-market enterprise. I like smaller government. There, I said it. It's out!</p> I&# ...

Lift Every Voice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I was there at the Lincoln Memorial Opening Inaugural Event, the Inauguration I was there at the Lincoln Memorial Opening Inaugural Event, the Inauguration Nice writin, ...