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Cheating is Wrong… Isn’t It?

SEEK TO UNDERSTAND BEFORE BEING UNDERSTOOD  The first thing most missionaries learn is the mantra, “Different isn’t wrong, it’s just different.”  In situations where we don’t understand others’ actions, it can be helpful to look at the ways Jesus related to people and the types of questions He asked them—He

Am I Practicing an Integrated Faith?

After the George Floyd video hit the internet, racial tensions in the U.S. began to rise—and the Body of Christ was not excluded from this tension. People from all sides voiced their opinions, and as a Christian Black man, I found myself in many conversations about race and racism within

Gentle and Right

“Why do you want to do this now?” my business partner asked. “it’s not the right time.” I sulked for a moment, then retaliated. “I’ve been doing most of the work all on my own for the past month. What does it matter to you when we decide to do

What I Said and How I Said It

“Pastor, I don’t know what to think. A loving God can’t possibly think this about me, can He?” The voice on the recording belonged to a young woman who described herself as bisexual (attracted to men and women). She had been building trust with our community over the last few

Translucently Beloved

As Jesus came up from the waters of baptism, God’s words of love spilled over Him. “This is my beloved son, whom I love; my favor rests upon him (Matthew 3:17).” Can you imagine how keenly heartening this was for Jesus? Can you see the Spirit’s peace and joy resting in Jesus’ countenance? Is this your experience of your belovedness?

A Megadose of Rhythm

“The great thing about faith in God is that it keeps a man undisturbed in the midst of disturbance.” Oswald Chambers

Last week we got news we didn’t want, then a few days later came another challenge we’d prefer not to deal with. Oh, life—ours and yours, no doubt! A friend commented to us, “Chaos is the new normal.” We couldn’t agree more!

Mobile Alongsiding with Mutua Mahiaini

What does mobile alongsiding look like in a practical context? As we continue to explore the Four Contributions through Staff Refresh and others, stories of Navigators everywhere come to the surface. This is what we do.