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Franklin Graham Responds to School Canceling Shoebox Campaign

A school in Kansas recently cancelled their Operation Christmas Child shoebox campaign because of complaint filed by The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group which advocates for atheists, agnostics, and non-theists.

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6 Signs Your Church Is Dysfunctional

In recent months, I have run across several people in dysfunctional churches and unhealthy organizations. The issue continues to grow and, although such organizations can actually do good, the harm they cause to many others is immeasurable.
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6 Ways the Team Reflects the Leader

Based on my observation of teams with different leaders, here are six ways the team reflects the leader
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What I’ve Observed When Institutions Try to Apologize and How They Can Do Better

If the institution has the moral courage to give an authentic apology, then this S.C.O.R.E. card might provide a helpful test. It is in no way comprehensive.
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Opening the Windows of the Echo Chamber

But the further I go into the echo chambers of my own belief systems, the less I like what I find. Even when I agree with the content, the attitudes feel dangerous – and not in a good way.

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Christina Dent: How Becoming a Foster Parent Changed My Views on the Best Way...

"I thought a mom who used drugs when she was pregnant must not love her child," says Christina Dent, "[but then] I saw this mother who loved her son just as much as I loved my three sons, this fierce love, this desperate desire to do the right thing."
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Matt and Laurie Krieg: This Is How God Saved Our (Mixed-Orientation) Marriage

Both Matt and Laurie Krieg are primarily attracted to women. Yet God has used their "impossible marriage" to display the power and beauty of his love for us.
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Kathy Branzell: Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray in a Polarized Time

"No matter who is in the White House," says Kathy Branzell, "no matter the health concern, no matter what’s going on in the world, we can pray, ‘Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'"
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Scot McKnight: How to Be a ‘Tov’ Church, Not a Toxic One

"We need to root out toxicity by being Christ-like," says Scot McKnight, "by listening and by responding in a way that takes into consideration who that person is and what their story is."
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Ed Stetzer: How to Pastor People in an Age of Outrage

It's hard to pastor Christians in the age of outrage. In a time of bitter arguments and divisiveness, Ed Stetzer offers leaders a thoughtful way to approach the hot-button issues of the day.
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Steve Cunningham: Are You Living Out the Second Part of the Great Commission?

"Somebody who is a very good negotiator can tell you exactly what they do when they negotiate," says Steve Cunningham. "Similarly, if we are living out [Jesus’] commands, we can tell you exactly how to do it."
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Chuck DeGroat: How to Recognize Narcissism in a Church Leader

"It’s not just the megachurch pastors," says Chuck DeGroat. "There are small church pastors who lead with this grandiosity, these narcissistic characteristics."

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12 Things A Church Pastor Cannot Do

There are 12 things a church pastor cannot do. Pastors are amazing people and, in faith, they can do a lot...just not these things.