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Then Goliath, a Philistine champion from Gath, came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel. He was over nine feet tall! He wore a bronze helmet, and his bronze coat of mail weighed 125 pounds ... Goliath stood and shouted a taunt across to the Israelites. “Why are you all c…

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From Aug. 19-21, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) convened a New Church Summit to strategize about the future of its New Church Movement over the coming decade in light of current and future realities. This three-day virtual event was hosted by Pastor Terrell L McTyer, minister of …

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When younger people want to learn how to work on their car, who do they go to? Their parents and grandparents. And when elders need help setting up their cell phone or getting on Zoom to see their grandkids, who do they turn to? Younger people.

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A few days ago, I recalled a thought-provoking statement a friend made years ago that resonates today. She simply said: “It’s better to ask forgiveness than permission.” My interpretation: Be bold enough to do what you need to do, yet humble enough to ask forgiveness, if necessary. 

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“Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God,” Psalm 46:10 (The Message)

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Indianapolis has a lot of churches. They don’t pay property taxes, don’t pay income taxes — but they do find ways to meet the spiritual and many times material needs of the communities they serve.

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“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all t…

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This is a renewed season of Pan African agency and global solidarity. Recently, 54 African nations called the United Nations to an urgent meeting on racism and asked for an investigation into the killings of people of African descent at the hands of police. The meeting was not only a respons…

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“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” – Isaiah 43:19

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The title of this article is borrowed from a book by George Grant. Micah is the prophet who boldly proclaimed the mandate. Micah lived from about 735 B.C. to 690 B.C. He prophesied primarily to the southern kingdom. Moresheth, his hometown, was about 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem near the …

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When the pleas of a fully grown, 46-year-old man reach the point of moaning for his mother, that man is broken in heart, mind and spirit. The oppressors knowingly — with a false sense of superiority, sprinkled with glee — self-appointed themselves to be the judge, jury and executioner of Mr.…

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A few years ago, I was in conversation with a sister and fellow ministry colleague about this thing called life. We talked of how people go about life in their own way, doing what they deem best for them. Sometimes what’s best for them, in their eyes, doesn’t always look and feel like the be…

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“Open your mouth for those who cannot speak, and for the rights of those who are left without help. Open your mouth. Be right and fair in what you decide. Stand up for the rights of those who are suffering and in need.” Proverbs 31:8-9(New Living Translation)