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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

CT Direct ~ July 21, 2015

Christianity Today Direct Newsletter

Cover Story
Dear Pastor, Can I Come to Your Church?
Inside a new experiment on evangelicals, mainline Protestants, and race.
Bradley Wright
In a multiethnic church in Columbus, Ohio, white members addressed their minister by his first name. Black members viewed that as disrespectful, believing he should be addressed as "Pastor." Conflict also broke out over disciplining children during worship services... continue reading >>

Gleanings
Two CCCU Colleges to Allow Same-Sex Married Faculty
Goshen, Eastern Mennonite add "sexual orientation" to nondiscrimination policies.
 
Her.meneutics
Sin Gone Viral
How Internet outrage hits deep.
 
The Exchange
Fighting Ebola for the Sake of the Gospel: The Story of Kent and Amber Brantly
Medical missionaries like Kent and Amber Brantly put hands and feet on the sacrificial love of the gospel.
 
The Exchange
Morning Roundup 7/21/15
Planned Parenthood Rhetoric; Planned Parenthood Video in Context; Trivialization of Life
 
Testimony
Trapped Inside My Own Body for 12 Years
Everyone thought I couldn't hear them, but I did.
 
The Exchange
3 Things Christians Should Consider in Light of Radical Islam
We must grieve for lives lost at the hands of radical Islam, but we must pray for the Islamists, too.
 
Culture Matters
'Inside Out' and Christian Sadness
The new Pixar film reminds us that sadness is often necessary.
 
Her.meneutics
How We Became Too Busy for Friends
Our surface-level relationships have social and spiritual consequences.
 
The Exchange
Evangelism and the State of American Theology
A large percentage of our country—and world—is confused about who God is and from where salvation comes.

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