TAG: UNITY


God Moving In Los Angeles: A Conversation Worth Having

In what began as a conversation about the movement of God in the City of Angels a few years ago in the form of a three-day conference continued last summer in a panel discussion with four pastors from four corners of the county. And in light of all that’s transpired over the last three years, with God still on the throne, it’s important to continue that conversation. BY ALEX MURASHKO Los...

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When Hollywood Christians Come Together

I attended seminary in the Bible Belt and know first-hand that seminarians love to debate theology. Sometimes these are important conversations we have to further deepen our understanding of our infinite God. Sometimes these conversations are rather tedious and get caught up more on semantics than intention. BY SPENCER T FOLMAR Even outside of seminary halls, it is easy to see how divided Christians can become. We need to look no...

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Churches To Rally Together To Bridge Gaps In Orphan Care System

Founders of an orphan care initiative said they want to implement a plan that would protect all children in or outside the Foster Care system from being left without a caring family. Their goal to eliminate the number of children without a caring family to zero can be met by using a church-to-church strategy alongside local government agencies, a plan successfully implemented in the entire nation of Rwanda, they said....

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Christian Leaders React To Charlottesville Chaos; Enter Twitter Firestorm

LOS ANGELES — A firestorm of reaction to the events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia, continued Sunday morning with Christian leaders taking to Twitter to express their views.“The ‘Cross’ will always be more powerful than the swastika! #Charlottesviille,” tweeted Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)/CONEL, which is America’s largest Latino Evangelical organization.The "Cross" will always be more powerful than the swastika! #Charlottesviille — Rev.Samuel Rodriguez...

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Why Unity Is an Inside Job

It’s too easy to point out the wrong in the world. So where does that leave hope for unity on this planet? Coming up with dirt on someone is not only easy, it can become an obsession. I will not mention names, but holding up a “life-like” decapitated bloody head of a U.S. president during a video and photo shoot as a person who is pretty much a mainstream comedienne — not...

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Political Firestorm: DC Church Elder Shares 16 Ways to Promote Unity Within Congregations

Editor’s Note: Jonathan Leeman is an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., editorial director of 9Marks, and author of several books, including Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ’s Rule (Bio as it appears at The Gospel Coalition). His response to a pastor who is wondering “how can the gospel show a better way” during the current political unrest in the U.S. from both outside and inside the...

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