Church Diversity Done Right: 9 Keys for Including Everyone

Church Diversity Done Right: 9 Keys for Including Everyone

For far too long, evangelical life has been divided on the issue of diversity. It’s been aptly said segregation still exists in America. It exists every Sunday morning in churches across our country. In a nation that is so ethnically diverse, why are we still behind in the church? What can we do to better welcome those of differing races, nationalities, and socioeconomic levels? As a pastor, I know firsthand how hard it is to break through the cultural barriers that exist. But if we are to... Read More
Do You See “Them” as Family?

Do You See “Them” as Family?

by Brad Thompson It’s fairly early Christmas Eve morning, and I thought I had this almost finished. But as I was making some final edits, our daughter Hali came in to get the update from Santa’s shop on how things are progressing at the North Pole. Hali is 26. I hope you can see the “bitter sweetness” of that. It seems to be our nature to look around us and see what makes us different, creating an “us and them” mindset. I believe one of the most damaging outcomes of... Read More