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For the Health of the Nation

Two weeks ago, an article by Rick Love was published in the Washington Post. This week, we want to share with you a short piece of his published by the National Association of Evangelicals.

Boldly Going Where No Man Has Gone Before: Bold as Love by Bob Roberts

What happens when a Southern Baptist Pastor takes the Great Commandments as seriously as he does the Great Commission? We don't have to guess. It is happening at Northwood Church in Dallas, Texas. Bob Roberts Jr. and his church are breaking out of the evangelical box and modeling bold love.

Five Core Competencies of Conflict Resolution Part Five: Forgive Others

We are social beings built for peace. Every human being inherently longs for harmonious relationship...

Five Core Competencies of Conflict Resolution Part Four: Ask for Forgiveness

Asking for forgiveness is humbling. Who likes to admit they're wrong? But if we want to make things right, we need to do this right. This blog is part four of a series on the five core competencies of conflict resolution: 1) Take Responsibility 2) Lovingly Reprove 3) Accept Reproof 4) Ask for Forgiveness and 5) Forgive others. In this blog we will look at what it means to ask for forgiveness.

Bobby Ghosh: Why Global Jihad is Losing

Today we thought we'd share this TED video from TEDxGeorgetown. TIME magazine editor Bobby Ghosh talks about 'jihad', and says that the global jihad of terror is in its final days. "Bin Laden probably thought 9/11 was his greatest achievement," he says. "In reality, it was the beginning of the end for him. He killed 3,000 innocent people, and that filled the Muslim world with horror revulsion, and what that meant was that his idea of jihad would never become mainstream."

Five Core Competencies of Conflict Resolution Part Three: Accept Reproof

Whenever I teach on peacemaking I ask those at the seminar, “Which aspect of conflict resoluti...

Five Core Competencies of Conflict Resolution Part Two: Lovingly Reprove

This is part two in a series about the five core competencies of conflict resolution. In my last blog I focused on taking responsibility. We are accountable for our part in the conflict, and we take initiative by going to the person privately. But what do we say? This is the second core competency.

Five Core Competencies of Conflict Resolution Part One

We all know the pain of conflict. We have been wounded by words and wounded others with our words. In our hearts we realize that unresolved conflict poisons relationships and multiplies alienation. So we need help. Many people have the will to make peace but not the skill. So in my next number of blogs I want to strengthen readers' will and help with the skills of peacemaking. To do that, we will look at five core competencies of conflict resolution.

Growing Pains, Cultural Diversity & Gifting Fit: Three Challenges for Leaders

There is a fascinating account about wise leadership and conflict resolution in the early church. Acts 6:1-6 describes three kinds of challenges that face leaders continually. The church was growing, cultural diversity was increasing, and old structures were creaking. I'm going to look at this text and address three key questions for us in our leadership roles today.

Don't Get Ambushed: Two Things You Can Do When Sparks Fly on Your Team

Leaders disagree, sparks fly, and teams divide. Been there. Done that. Here are two lessons I have gleaned that can help you keep from being ambushed by conflict.