“Like war, racism is an immovable facet in our fallen world which must be resisted. When it comes to racism and white supremacy, there is no passport, credential, or jurisdictional border in this world to avoid it.”
“The U.S. church has a lot to offer to the world–but we also have blind spots, and at a time when the white U.S. evangelical church is in many ways facing a spiraling crisis of moral credibility, we urgently need the humility to learn from and submit to the leadership of other parts of the Body of Christ.”
“In most ways evangelical donors are no different from other donors. Your target donors aren’t just supporting other Christian ministries. They’re often favoring entirely secular organizations, so your “competition” is likely much broader than you may realize.”
“I began advocating for women’s rights because I saw Christ do it first. But I found quickly that it came with a high cost…Perhaps if we had a culture that welcomed questions, that interrogated patriarchal teachings, that allowed civil discourse on new ideas--I would not need to speak so loudly.”
“American Christianity must scripturally and prayerfully reconsider its preoccupation with individual liberty and pivot back toward its historical concern for the other. The early church was not preoccupied with securing rights to engage in careless health behaviors; they were concerned with building the first hospitals.”
“God invites us to do something radically different than claw our way to the good seats in the house. We are invited into a kingdom, a way that values rest instead of restlessness, surrender instead of strife, and trust instead of hustle…God is inviting us to give up the good seats—not as a form of punishment—but because he cares about our souls, and the souls of those we influence.”
“Eventually, like Hagar, when we see Him clearly, we can work for Him without feeling as if it’s all up to us. We’ll no longer be held captive by cynicism or despair; instead, we’ll be infused with hope and filled with peace. Our lives will become a living, dynamic portrait of God’s presence, promises, and power.”
“It can feel scary at times to walk across the graduation stage into the next season God has for us, but as we maneuver through the process of seeking God’s will, there is comfort in knowing that no matter what we decide, God can use our lives, even missteps and wrong choices, for his glory.”
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