Silent Doulas: The Problem With Being ‘A Voice for the Voiceless’

It was a doula training course that most effectively challenged my understanding of the relationship between solidarity and love. For reference, a doula is a skilled birth companion who offers support to a laboring mother as she gives birth. A doula is not meant to be a substitute for a medical professional or a midwife;... Read more

The C of E’s clergy discipline scandal is symptomatic of a deeper problem

(Photo: Facebook/Church of EnglandA new report which has branded the Church of England's disciplinary system "toxic" will come as no surprise to everyone who has been following the story. The paper by Dr Sarah Horsman, warden of Sheldon a retreat centre and clergy support organisation described the C of E's Clergy Discipline Measure (CDM) as symptomatic... Read more

My problem with Netflix

(Photo: Unsplash/Sayan Ghosh)The multi-billion dollar online streaming industry has taken the world by storm. The pioneer startup, now giant, Netflix, has changed the home entertainment industry forever. With some 125 million subscribers, families across the globe feed on Netflix like a 9 year old in a candy store, which is actually right in your living... Read more

‘America Has a Sin Problem,’ Black Police Officer Explains to White Protester

'America Has a Sin Problem,' Black Police Officer Explains to White Protester A White Black Lives Matter protester argued with both black and white police officers in Washington, D.C. this week.A Black police officer told a white Black Lives Matter protester that America has a sin problem after the activist said at least... Read more

78 Percent of Black Christians but 38 Percent of White Christians Say ‘U.S. Has a Race Problem,’ Barna Finds

78 Percent of Black Christians but 38 Percent of White Christians Say 'U.S. Has a Race Problem,' Barna Finds Twice as many black Christians as white Christians believe the United States has a race problem, according to a Barna survey that also shows a big difference in opinion about whether the U.S. has... Read more

Tony Evans: ‘Failure of the Church’ Has Led to America’s Current Racial Problem

Tony Evans: 'Failure of the Church' Has Led to America's Current Racial Problem Texas pastor Tony Evans says churches have an obligation to help fix the current divide in America because churches stood on the wrong side of multiple issues of race during the past 200 years.Evans made the comments this month to... Read more

Methodist Church has ‘not eradicated the problem’ of racism yet, says Conference Secretary

(Photo: Unsplash/Julian Wan)The Methodist Church in Britain has been told it must "recognize that we have not eradicated the problem" of racism yet.Rev Dr Jonathan Hustler, Secretary of the Conference, said he was "appalled" by the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month, and the continued injustice experienced by Black, Asian and Minority... Read more

The Problem with Saying All Lives Matter | RELEVANT Magazine

Imagine that you wake up late one night to the sound of your home being burglarized. Through the crack in your bedroom door, you see several figures hauling out your television, computers and nice china to their getaway car parked outside. Thinking quickly, you dial 911 on your iPhone. 911, whats your emergency? Help!... Read more

Racism is a UK Church problem too, says bishop after George Floyd death

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump and George Floyd's son, Quincy Mason Floyd, react as they visit the site where he was taken into police custody, in Minneapolis, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson(Photo: Reuters)The UK Church is being urged to take a fresh look at racism in its midst after the death of George Floyd at... Read more

The Problem With ‘It’s Not a Skin Issue, It’s a Sin Issue’ | RELEVANT Magazine

On Tuesday, Dr. Dharius Daniels took to Instagram to share some thoughts on the idea of racism being a “sin issue,” that can’t be addressed through practical means like law, legislation and activism. His answer addresses some common Christian responses to racial injustice that, whatever the intention, often end up minimizing the work being... Read more

The Ancient Problem of Discontentment

Editors’ note:  Taking the advice of C. S. Lewis, we want to help our readers keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds, which, as he argued, can be done only by reading old books. To that end, our Rediscovering Forgotten Classics series surveys some forgotten Christian classics that remain relevant... Read more

The Downside with Unresolved Guilt | Ideas by Max Lucado

[ad_1] What sort of individual does unresolved guilt create?An anxious one, ceaselessly hiding, operating, denying, pretending.As one man admitted, I used to be all the time residing a lie for concern somebody may see me for who I actually was and assume much less of me. I hid behind my tremendous spirituality however this lie... Read more

Why Fact-Loving Christians Nonetheless Have a B.S. Downside (and What We Can Do about It) – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] Bullshit is a better enemy of the reality than lies are. Harry Frankfurt We are drowning in bullshit and meaninglessness, in keeping with John Vervaeke, creator of the good fifty-part YouTube sequence Awakening from the Which means Disaster. Vervaeke is a cognitive scientist, psychologist, thinker, and professor on the College of Toronto. On his... Read more

The Drawback With Lent

[ad_1] If a goal of Lent is repentance, then the churchdivided, shallow, not recognized for its lovecould use a great Lent. Sadly, we follow Lent in such personal ways in which our Lenten season is unlikely to assist. In my very own life as an example, for Lent Ive fasted on Fridays (a food plan... Read more

Persecution and the issue of western indifference. – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) Over 260 million Christians dwell in locations with excessive ranges of persecution. Each day they face hazard and struggles, but many of the West is ignorant or detached. Why? Todd Nettleton with Voice of the Martyrs, USA says the issue is two-fold. There are issues each with the Church and the federal... Read more

The Historical Downside of Discontentment

[ad_1] Discontentment is an issue as outdated as time. God had created Adam and Eve in excellent relationship with himself and one another. They lived in a lovely world, free to eat from any tree besides one. However they needed exactly what they didnt have. The Uncommon Jewel of Christian Contentment Jeremiah Burroughs Banner of... Read more

Know-how Is not the Downside It is How We Use It | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] By no means earlier than in historical past has know-how and connectivity formed the ecosystem of our world. It's the lens by means of which we view the world. Or, maybe we should always say, the display screen by means of which we see the world. Issues that we take into account... Read more

Evangelical Celeb and the Root Downside behind Huge Eva

[ad_1] Earlier this yr Joshua Harrisseparated from his spouse and renounced the religion. The general public aftermath was the inevitable cascade of articles, blogs, and posts questioning and critiquing evangelical movie star tradition. It’s wholesome to critically consider evangelicalisms embrace of pastors or different “important” Christians as celebrities (Id commend Trueman and Anyabwiles discussions from... Read more