Category: Christian Living

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Endurance for a Slow Reconciliation

Dante Stewart

In 2013, Christiopher Muther wrote on the connection between instant gratification and impatience in American culture saying, “The demand for instant results is seeping into every corner of our lives, and not just virtually….But experts caution that instant gratification comes at a price: It’s making us less patient.” This is not only true of American […]

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Christian Living Relationships/Family The Witness

Christians and Public Education: A Matter of Biblical Justice


One year ago, Jemar Tisby wrote, There are Children Here: Christians and Public Education. In this article, Jemar details his experience as a teacher and principal as a Christian in the public school sector. He also argues against the apathy and, often, the disdain that some Christians feel towards the public school system. Jemar was recently interviewed […]

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Theology How to be an Ally 101 Christian Living Identity

5 Ways Christian Institutions of Higher Education Can Avoid White Supremacy

Jarvis Williams

When you hear the phrase “white supremacy,” you might naturally associate it with violent, white hate groups that assaulted, harassed, and murdered people of color in the 1900s to create and preserve a white society. In my view, this is a narrow understanding of white supremacy. Certainly, the above definition is an example of white […]

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Christian Living Relationships/Family

We’re all Renting

Chris-Ann Manning Forde

In this piece, Chris Ann highlights the undue weight placed on home ownership, and argues against it being wielded as a symbol of status, success, good investment and identity, especially in the black Christian community. Our identity is in Christ alone, not in acquiring a property. We should look forward to our Heavenly home and seek daily to find our identity in Christ alone.

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Cultural Trauma and the Acculturated Jesus


This article first appeared on The Twelve blog. It has been re-posted with permission. Christina Edmondson is the Dean of Intercultural Student Development at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. You can find the original and more great content by clicking here. The Jesus of the Bible was a deeply connected, culturally credible Hebrew son. There is […]

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Trump’s Election and Feeling “Safe” in White Evangelical Churches

Jemar Tisby

Some of my comments on an episode of Pass The Mic have invited scrutiny and strong disagreement. In general, I accept this as part of the task of racial reconciliation and a positive sign of tackling the right topics. Due to distorted interpretations, however, I do sense the need to clarify those statements and extend their application. What […]

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Politics How to be an Ally 101 Current Events Christian Living Relationships/Family

Jesus and Your Political Party

Duke Kwon

Jesus didn’t (and doesn’t) fit neatly into any political party. His kingdom is “not of this world.” Therefore, we should expect the values and priorities of that “alien kingdom” both to transect and to transcend the political categories of the world. Jesus is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. OK. But, practically speaking, what does […]

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Theology Politics Current Events Christian Living

Whatever Happened to Civility?

Duke Kwon

Incivility in American politics is hardly new. Politicians and ordinary citizens alike have long bemoaned “the divisive tone of politics.” But this year’s presidential race seems to have broken new ground. We’ve beheld an embarrassing litany of personal invective, verbal aggression, puerile put-downs, and playground insults. We’re now at the point where the presidential debates […]

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Lecrae Freestyles Good News for Black Lives

Matthew Linder

Anyone who has been following Lecrae on Twitter since the Ferguson riots, will notice that he has increasingly spotlighted racial injustice, particularly, in regards to the police shootings of African-American men, women and children. Most recently, on September 19th, he tweeted about Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest: “Take a knee…people riot. Take a bullet…people quiet.” […]

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Christian Living

We Persevere Round-Up 16


We Persevere: Week Ending 10.7.16 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.” (Proverbs 31:8) We Persevere is a roundup of items of interest concerning religious freedom at home and abroad. It is curated for RAANetwork by K.A. Ellis, Ambassador for International Christian Response. WORLD: November brings us […]

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Theology Christian Living Identity Justice

Policing, Protesting, and Patriotism: Navigating Kaepernick, Crutcher, and Charlotte

Ernest Cleo Grant II

While his play on the field has suffered considerably over the past two seasons, causing him to lose his starting position, Colin Kaepernick, the once revered quarterback, famous for his flamboyant touchdown celebrations, has managed to remain a fixture in the media spotlight. During the pre-game ceremony of the singing the national anthem, the quarterback […]

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Pastoral Advice for Minority Pastors Shepherding White Christians in Predominately Minority Contexts

Jarvis Williams

In my post last week, I offered pastoral advice for White Christians shepherding ethnic minorities in predominately White contexts. In this post, I offer pastoral advice for ethnic minorities shepherding ethnically white Christians in predominately minority contexts. Of course, overlap exists between the two pieces. For example, both white pastors and minority pastors should shepherd […]

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