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7 Lessons About Peace From My Time in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

There is no place on earth that has exploited human story and experience for the sake of a tourist “experience” more than in the Holy Land. Having just gotten home from guiding an ...

5 Ways Money Quietly Poisons Our Faith
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 9:55am | Type: Blog

It’s sometimes cliché for Christians to warn about the dangers of idolizing wealth and money, but the negative impact it can have on our faith is more subtle than we often realize. Here are a few ways it cover ...

Radical Ruptures and Rhetorical Questions
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

In all my followings, I rarely encountered a Christian leader who dared to enact Augustine's famous words and turn the Truth loose, trusting that it will defend itself. ...

To Tell the Truth: The Courage to Speak Out Against Respected Men
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

I long for each of us to wrestle with the truth that we are never to blame — no matter how we dress, what we look like, or how much we’ve had to drink. We never, ever deserve to have our bodies treated as obje ...

Urban Legends: Rethinking Inner-City Ministry
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 3:04pm | Type: Blog

Here is the most common myth that Christians mistakenly apply to urban areas: The Inner-City is Morally Bankrupt. I used to lead and organize inner-city mission trips. Churches, y ...

Time to Declare a Mission Trip Moratorium
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Like many Christ-followers in the United States, I have participated in my fair share of mission trips to the Caribbean and Central and South America over the past few decades. Li ...

The Perils of Well-Meaning But Short-Sighted Generosity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Rick Warren, the most prominent evangelical pastor of our day, has established a highly successful program arranging teams from his church to help specific villages in Africa. Ric ...

Love God=End Poverty: Why I'm Going to the Mobilization to End Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.m2ep&amp;item=m2ep-home"></a>A year ago, anyone driving around Columbus, Ohio, was likely to see a billboard with the slo ...