Hair Styles And Restoration

Beautiful Hair At Any Length Hair length, much like hair color, clothing styles and body art, are all very subjective. In the ever-changing social acceptability, pretty much anything goes now, from blue hair to full sleeve tattoos. Some older generations have some social mores that they cling to, like women over forty shouldn’t have long Read More

North Carolina Sports

Tar Heels’ Athletic Excellence   What do legendary basketball player Michael Jordan, current Colorado Rockies starting catcher Chris Iannetta, the National Football League’s Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, one of golf’s greats, Davis Love III and soccer phenom Mia Hamm have in common? They are all alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Read More

How To Tell If You Are A Hipster

A Hipster Quiz A Hipster, according to Dictionary.com, is “a person who is stylish, trendy or progressive in an unconventional way; also, a person from the 1950s and 1960s who had a strong sense of alienation from most established social activities and relationships; a beatnik or hippie. “ Hipsters love to break the social norms Read More

What Happens When You Love a Racist

He was a budding white nationalist leader. His friends thought he could be something different. Growing up, I imagined I could easily spot the racists around me. They were the ones proudly displaying the Confederate flag across the back of their pickup trucks or blatantly disregarding other people based on the color of their skin. Read More

The #MeToo Movement Has Educated Pastors. And Left Them with More Questions.

More pastors say they are addressing these issues from the pulpit. Still, half say they lack training in how to address sexual and domestic violence. In recent months, churches have been rocked by high-profile accusations of sexual misconduct among clergy. While the Catholic church’s continued abuse scandal has dominated the headlines, Protestant churches have also Read More

How Mothers (and Others) Minister in Disrupted Spaces

Christ’s kingdom work involved detours. Can we follow his model? For many parents, the advent of the school year brings with it a familiar and difficult dynamic: cycles of interruptions. As mothers, in particular, we learn to be flexible with our plans and structure our days to bend to our kids’ needs. Nonetheless, as Michelle Read More

How Faith Changes Campus Sex Assaults

Cultures of restraint fare better than cultures of mere consent, research shows. When college freshmen step on campus for the first day of school, they will be entering what experts consider the riskiest period for sexual assault, spanning from the start of the semester to Thanksgiving break. One Christian college graduate remembers her first weeks Read More

Can You Hear Me Now?

In an age when most are rushing to have their say, Christians can love by giving others a hearing. I remember having a discussion around faith matters years ago with an intelligent person. I met him at an event I was attending with a few friends. On one particular evening, we all decided to have Read More

The Myth of Missionary Neutrality

Everything we do either propels God’s mission forward or hinders the embodiment of his kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Cars rarely operate in neutral, but churches do all the time. Maybe this is because neutral is the normative posture of those who make up the church. It’s common to hear people speak Read More

Who Is My Digital Neighbor?

A Christian call to reject polarizing public discourse. In the Western world of 2018, there is a hard standoff on every (ideological) street corner: progressive versus populist, millennial versus baby boomer, religious versus secular, conservative versus liberal, globalist versus patriot, and so on. Our age, of course, is not unique in being riven by division. Read More

The Many Flavors of Latino Protestantism

Three sociologists look at the impact of this growing body of believers on the American church. According to sociologists Mark Mulder, Aida Ramos, and Gerardo Marti, Latino Protestants are a force to be reckoned with. They “are simply more religiously active” than their Latino Catholic or white or black Protestant counterparts. They are “more actively Read More

Drowning in the Shallow End: How Cultural Attachments of Yesterday Are Diminishing Our Effectiveness Today

Evangelism in a postmodern context is predicated on listening well. Ask any veteran of the international missionary world and they’ll likely be happy to tell you what one needs to do to see success. Among the many skills they’ll mention, one theme will bubble to the surface over and over again: you must to be Read More

Can Christians Trust Muslim Hospitality?

Arab theologians counsel Americans fearful of “taqiyya,” Islam’s alleged permission to lie, around Eid al-Adha and Ramadan holidays. The holiest of Islam’s two yearly holidays is Eid al-Adha; in Arabic, “the feast of the sacrifice.” This week, on August 21, Muslims worldwide slaughtered sheep, remembering how God saved Abraham from sacrificing his son Ishmael. Wait, Read More

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