Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Good Behavior Matters After All


News
Surprise Shift in How Multiethnic Churches Affect Race Views
They're now changing black attitudes more than white ones. But is that bad?
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
Multiracial churches—congregations in which less than 80 percent belongs to a single racial group—are supposed to demonstrate the unity of the church for the sake of the gospel. They're also supposed to bring "common understanding of issues across race, which can in turn lead to real change in racial issues," according to Michael O. Emerson, sociologist and provost at North Park University near Chicago. And at first, they did.... continue reading >>


Gleanings
Researchers Reveal Recent Shifts Among American Megachurches
Less seats, more Communion among findings by Leadership Network and Hartford Institute.
 
Ponder Christian Soldiers
What Jesus Said to Me After the Suicide Bombing
Our Savior knows what it's like to have people want to take your life.
 
News
Special Report: Will Success Spoil Cuba's Revival?
With relaxed travel rules, Cuban leaders wonder whether Americans will dampen their churches' zeal.
 
Gleanings
No One Is Happy with Singapore Megachurch Pastor's Prison Sentence
Both City Harvest Church's Kong Hee and his prosecution appeal, but ask for opposite outcomes.
 
Her.meneutics
15 Books That Are Good Enough to Give
Holiday book list: Her.meneutics writers recommend their favorites.
 
Her.meneutics
Loving Our Pro-Choice Neighbors in Word and Deed
What we say about abortion matters, even if we act peacefully.
 
Gleanings
Colorado Springs Pastor Killed in Planned Parenthood Shooting
(UPDATED) Attack at abortion clinic leaves three dead and nine wounded.
 
Movie Review
Creed
A film about legacies lives up to its own.
 
Re-Word
Good Behavior Matters After All
How I discovered God's plan to reach a lost and sinful world.
 
History
The Colonists' New Religious Mystery
Sorry, Pilgrims: Jamestown's spiritual life is suddenly much more fascinating.

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