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Power and Pastors: Part 2

This series is an expanded version of my talk at the GC2 Summit, December 13, 2018. James, the half-brother of Jesus, writes, “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins” (James 4:17). Applying Andy Crouch’s definition of power—the ability to make something of …

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Power and Pastors: Part 1

The Billy Graham Center recently hosted a conversation at the GC2 Summit about sexual assault and abuse, harassment, legal issues, consent, responses to abuse, the important role of governmental authorities, the rule of law, and additional topics vital and urgent to discuss in today's culture. Church leaders—women in particular—are gaining …

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Chinese Officials Wipe Away First Commandment From Church Display Because It Challenges Power of President

Chinese government officials have ordered the removal of a church display which contained the First Commandment because they believe it directly contradicts the policy of President Xi Jinping. The government-approved Three-Self Church was forced to remove the First Commandment after a visit from the central “patrol inspection team” of Luoyang city …

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Remember the power of love

In his Christmas Message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer urges the wider church to use the power of love to overcome the divisions that exist in our world. “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace and glad tidings …

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Pope: The power of the Kingdom of God is love

Vatican City, Nov 25, 2018 / 06:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Kingdom of God takes its power from the strength of Christ’s love, not the strength of the sword, Pope Francis said Sunday, on the feast of Christ the King. History shows that kingdoms built on the power of arms, …

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Power in the Plate

I sat in silence at a corner table of the bustling Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The spread before me was vibrant: a bright and creamy saag paneer, chicken curry spiced as one might find in the Kerala region of India, and stewed chickpeas prepared according to …

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Power of Past Super-Floods

What evidence do we see that a global Flood devastated the earth’s surface during Noah’s day—on a scale unlike anything we see today? It seems unbelievable, unless you consider how much dirt water can move. In our own backyards, small floods can deposit layers of dirt on a tiny scale. …

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Renewing Your Church: The Power of Revitalization

Crossway Church had given themselves two years to die well. The question for us was, Were any other options possible? The answer was, “Not necessarily.” Only God can bring about revitalization, and he is under no obligation to revitalize my church. Every good thing we enjoy, and every plan we …

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