There’s No Dishonor in Kneeling: A Response on Colin Kaepernick

There’s No Dishonor in Kneeling: A Response on Colin Kaepernick

Charlie Dates responds to Ed Stetzer's article on Kaepernick’s protest


Let me rush to acknowledge that the growing racial tensions in America need not create further racial division in the Church of Jesus Christ. I submit these words to you not to intensify an already hostile culture, but to say that the Church must not be silent while bigotry holds the mic in America.

7 Principles to Lead as Jesus Led

7 Principles to Lead as Jesus Led

We can draw inspiration from the ways that Jesus led.


Jesus did not come to be your leadership guru. He came to die on the cross, for your sin, and in your place.

Yet, he did lead. And we can learn from how he led. If we look closely, we see that his leadership was wrapped in humility and servanthood. Even for those in high leadership positions, we all ultimately submit to one Person, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Helpful History of Minority Demonstrations

The Helpful History of Minority Demonstrations

John Richards responds to Ed Stetzer's article on Kaepernick’s protest


Kaepernick, Speech, and a Job: The Cleat May Soon be on the Other Foot

Kaepernick, Speech, and a Job: The Cleat May Soon be on the Other Foot

Free speech is important, but is it always helpful, and how does it relate to employment?


Free speech can be quite controversial.

But this shouldn’t be surprising. If we all agreed on everything, we wouldn’t need the First Amendment. Unpopular speech is why we have the First Amendment. And, let me be clear, Colin Kaepernick was exercising his First Amendment right when he kneeled during the national anthem.

Fake Apocalypse News Shouldn't Eclipse Real Tragedy News

Fake Apocalypse News Shouldn't Eclipse Real Tragedy News

There are real issues that deserve full coverage, not another fake story about the end of the world.


Leadership Is Not About You

Leadership Is Not About You

Leadership means hard work and service.


Leadership is not about you.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that leadership is not for you—leadership is something you can learn and excel at. But no matter how many theories you study or how many clubs you led in high school, if your leadership is about you, you will not be an effective leader.

20% of Americans Are on the Threshold of Religion

20% of Americans Are on the Threshold of Religion

New research on American religion.


An important trend in American religion has been the rise of the religious nones. A religious none is someone who has no religious affiliation. They are given this name because when researchers survey them as to which religious faith they affiliate with, they check the box “none.”

Current estimates identify about 20% of Americans as religious nones, with the remaining 80% having some religious affiliation.

Can Leadership Be Learned?

Can Leadership Be Learned?

You do not have to be a natural-born leader to become a great leader.


Is leadership something we’re born with, or is it something we learn?

Yes. Both-and.

Go Where The Humans Are: What One Movement’s Small Town Task Force Has Learned So Far

Go Where The Humans Are: What One Movement’s Small Town Task Force Has Learned So Far

If there are humans in small towns, then they need churches.


When Disasters Bring Out the Best in Our Gospel Witness

When Disasters Bring Out the Best in Our Gospel Witness

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.


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