All Faith Groups, Evangelicals Included, Need to Reflect on #MeToo

All Faith Groups, Evangelicals Included, Need to Reflect on #MeToo

We are going to hear the voice of survivors, trauma counselors, and Christian leaders who will call evangelicals to a better way.


Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Beyond Disease Transmission: Evangelical Missions and the Consequences of Colonialism

Beyond Disease Transmission: Evangelical Missions and the Consequences of Colonialism

It matters how the church enters a mission field.


What We Long for the Church to Face about Sexual Violence

What We Long for the Church to Face about Sexual Violence

Improving our prevention and response to sexual violence will take sustained, significant efforts.


We believe that the vast majority of people of faith, if asked, would state a sincere desire to respond to sexual violence with wisdom, justice and support for victims. Numerous narratives from survivors, however, caution us to consider that we vastly overestimate our readiness to respond well, and underestimate the challenges involved in doing so.

Technology, Politics, and Evangelicalism’s Good News

Technology, Politics, and Evangelicalism’s Good News

Power, wealth, and political influence may not be the prize that the world needs to experience. In fact, it may be the problem.


What We Long for the Church to Do about Sexual Violence

What We Long for the Church to Do about Sexual Violence

Four practical steps churches can take to eliminate sexual violence.


John Chau, Missions, and Spreading Disease: What Do We Really Know?

John Chau, Missions, and Spreading Disease: What Do We Really Know?

An interview with experts.


Ed: What is the danger when someone from outside comes into contact with an uncontacted tribe like John Chau did with the Sentinelese?

John Chau, Missions, and Lessons to be Learned

John Chau, Missions, and Lessons to be Learned

There are things about Chau’s story that raise questions worth our consideration.


Missions, as the world has seen this month, is controversial.

Reflecting on Our Posture Toward Sexual Abuse Survivors

Reflecting on Our Posture Toward Sexual Abuse Survivors

What can we learn from the story of Tamar and Amnon?


I was moved and astonished as the pastor spoke. He was preaching about the rape of Tamar. Tamar was the beautiful virgin daughter of King David who was raped by her brother Amnon (2 Sam. 13).

The pastor was acknowledging that the people of God caused suffering and that traumatic events could happen in holy places.

What We Long for the Church to Know about Sexual Violence

What We Long for the Church to Know about Sexual Violence

Abuse can skew more than just a survivor's relationship with the church.


Papers, crayons, vanilla wafers, and juice. Toys, toys, and more toys. Brightly-colored flannel-graph Adam and Eve figures hiding behind bushes. Banners hanging on the walls which read: “Scars of love: He bore your pain” and “Jesus loves the little children.” Musical crescendos, quiet prayers, stirring sermons, bread and wine, kneeling, reciting Scripture, raising hands.

How to Discover God’s Vision for Your Community

How to Discover God’s Vision for Your Community

There are three questions must be answered in order to discover God’s unique assignment for your ministry.


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