Articles Tagged 'Prejudice'

No Fear Here!

No Fear Here!

Do we let love drive out our fear, or are we still holding back?

Phil Ware reminds us what we know, but often don't practice; our love must have no barriers.

Refresh

Refresh

If the gospel we believe doesn't cause us to liberate people from the chains of our prejudices and selfishness, then perhaps we don’t understand it.

Patrick Odom uses the short letter of Paul to Philemon to remind us what is important in Christ.

How Big Is Our Aquarium?

How Big Is Our Aquarium?

Why do we have to be the big fish in our small puddle?

Phil Ware looks through The Jesus Window and is led to ask a question of all of us: just how big is our aquarium, just how big is our Jesus?

Love: The Deep and The Quiet

Love: The Deep and The Quiet

Love means so much more than a warm fuzzy feeling; it means we act differently.

Ann Voskamp's article on love and the river is merged with Delirious? and Martyn Smith's song Find Me in the River.

Messenger to Humankind

Messenger to Humankind

Is there any message we can take from our dark night of the human soul?

Phil Ware adds some beginning thoughts and Phillip Morrison writes beautifully about a messenger to mankind and The Messenger to humankind.

Ready for Anything That Comes

Ready for Anything That Comes

Here is someone whose faith has stood the test of time and continues to display that faith in the face of great challenges.

Phillip Morrison reminds us of the decency, faith, and goodness of two former presidents, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.

The Emmaus Option

The Emmaus Option

How an old journey and a brief meal can help us reshape ourselves... and our world.

Ann Voskamp looks at our ravaged world this summer and uses the image of a ravaged countryside to help us remember the power of sharing scars with the one who bears our sin in his scars.

'I Don't Judge People'

'I Don't Judge People'

Are you so sure you don't judge people?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we have to make correct judgments about many things and many people, the secret is not being judgmental.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

So what does this mean for all of us!

Rubel Shelly writes about the current epidemic of racism that has shown up in recent days and has been confronted with the Black Lives Matter campaign.

Alert to Satan's Tactics

Alert to Satan's Tactics

No one wants to be an expert, but we all must be alert!

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the sly intentions of the evil one who would like to deceive us, but we can and do have the power to resist.

One of Us

One of Us

Sometimes what we need most is a friend!

Phillip Morrison writes to remind us that the Ferguson tragedy is not new, but a repeated wound or scar, and we need trusted friends to help address the issue, and the same is true with our lives and Jesus our friend.

Going to the Dogs

Going to the Dogs

What can we learn from this faithful friend?

Teresa draws a parallel between what we can learn from our dogs and what we can learn from Jesus.

Do Our Churches Prefer Cushions over Crosses?

Do Our Churches Prefer Cushions over Crosses?

When sports fail to bring us together as one, then what will we do?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of MLK, Martin Luther King, Jr., and how he taught us we were all equal in God's eyes and that Jesus was the answer to uniting us into one people under God.

And God Saw that It Was Good

And God Saw that It Was Good

Perspective gained from a view of earth from space.

Phillip Morrison writes about the Apollo 8 moon orbit and the famous earthrise photo taken by the astronauts orbiting the moon in what otherwise would have been a disastrous year for America.

Looking beyond Our Pigeonholes

Looking beyond Our Pigeonholes

You know you don't fit, so why climb into someone else's pigeon hole for you?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we can refuse to climb into the pigeonholes that other people have made for us because we know who our real Father is.

The Faith Gap in '42'

The Faith Gap in '42'

Want to know what is missing in this great story of freedom?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that behind the great 42 of Jackie Robinson was a heart of faith and willingness to honor Jesus in the way he dealt with injustice, hatred, and prejudice.

C2K - Mission Minded

C2K - Mission Minded

You ready to reach out?

Phil Ware talks about being mission-minded and outreach oriented and not letting other cultures, languages, ethnicities, races, or differences block us from sharing Jesus.

Worthless Religion?

Worthless Religion?

What can empty our faith of its value?

Tammy Marcelain shares insight on who we welcome and how we welcome them into our midst, and also reflects on what we do to push them away and hurt them with our words and actions.

Included!

Included!

Are you an insider or outsider to the promises of God?

Phil Ware reminds himself that he didn't have any right to expect the grace of God to be shared with him since he wasn't a child of Abraham by race and was included only because of God's mercy.

Tearing Down the Walls

Tearing Down the Walls

What divides and separates us?

With very different types of issues emerging recently on the issue of race, why not look at some Scriptures to see how God feels about this issue.

Sausage Over Souls

Sausage Over Souls

Why in the world would anyone choose sausage over a life being changed?

The healing of the madman and the reaction of the crowd remind us once again that people are often prejudiced against anything that costs them something even if it benefits other people.

The Guts to Not Fight Back!

The Guts to Not Fight Back!

Do you have this kind of courage?

Jackie Robinson demonstrated true courage when he handled himself in an exemplerary manner when becoming the first black to play pro baseball in the major leagues.

Christmas Clause

Christmas Clause

Would people really want to take Christ our the nativity?

A preacher gets in trouble talking about Christmas on Sunday, but warns that the world will take Christ out of Christmas.

Thank You Rosa Parks

Thank You Rosa Parks

Isn't it time we said it?

what we can learn from Rosa Parks' simple act of courage and defiance.

Game Over

Game Over

When will it all stop?

The comparison game hurts us no matter what side of the game we play on.