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Closing the Gender Gap in Tanzania

Plant With Purpose trains entrepreneurial women farmers by Heather Tomlinson Poking around my small backyard vegetable garden, I tire quickly, and the fruits of my work are scanty. Yet on a recent trip to...

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BEYOND THE ABORTION WARS by Charles Camosy

reviewed by Christopher White There’s a common feeling of fatigue when the abortion debate is brought up—be it in dinner table conversation, at a cocktail party, or on the nightly news. “What’s left to...

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So That None Are Rejected

A litany of lament, confession, and commitment to our brothers and sisters who are sexual minorities Leader: All loving God, Creator who has always seen the beauty of all persons, all made in your...

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The Church Potluck, Reimagined

by Lauren Lisa Ng Macaroni salad, tuna casserole, deviled eggs, Stroganoff meatballs, cream cheese-layered gelatin dessert. Welcome, my friends, to the church potluck. Sunday after Sunday, Christian congregations gather in their fellowship halls, loading...

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Prayer for a Peaceful Kingdom

Creator God, We lift our voices Joining the chorus of wind and waves Of barks and tweets and roars and coos and clucks To praise and glorify your name throughout all the earth. From...

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       Issue #808  July/2015 The 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report has just been released, presenting a great opportunity for anti-slavery advocates across the country to take action! International Justice Mission (IJM) is a leading...

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Post-Heroic Ministry

Does the church’s obsession with muscular leadership mask our true calling to be followers of Christ? by Amy Laura Hall While browsing for something to read on a long flight to a speaking engagement...

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Sharing the Search for Abundant Life

How can we pursue good for our siblings in Christ when their convictions clash with ours? by Ben Barczi We increasingly live in a world where people—even fellow Christians—disagree about what is good, what...