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The pandemic sent many pastors into retirement
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Jeff Weddle, a 46-year-old, wise-cracking, self-deprecating, Bible-loving, self-described “failing pastor” from Wisconsin, was already thinking of leaving the ministry before COVID and the 2020 election. He was, as he put it, fed up with church life after two decades as a pastor. Then, what he called “the stupid” — feuds about
Some Black congregants report prejudice in multiracial congregations
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Most practicing Christians believe the church can enhance race relations in this country by welcoming people of all races and ethnicities, new research finds. But 29% of Black practicing Christians say they have experienced racial prejudice in multiracial congregations, compared to about a tenth who report such an experience in monoracial Black churches.
Christians should change how they treat people with a criminal record
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
I joined the staff of Prison Fellowship in 2016 with a decade of experience as a prison ministry volunteer. Our founder, Chuck Colson, was a mentor of mine, and I shared his vision for restoring those in prison. But I paid little attention to the names I used for people I was here to serve. I used common terms like felon, offender, convict and shrugged it

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Critical race theory debate is not debatable

Republicans have found their latest racial bugaboo. They’ve elevated something called


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Should my child get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Food and Drug Administration expanded emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech