Generosity Mean Thinking of Others

Alex Haley, the author of Roots, is known to have a picture in his office of a turtle sitting on a fencepost. When asked why he kept this picture he said that it reminded him that if a turtle is on a fence post you know he had some help. In an age of platform-seeking celebrities, it’s easy to overlook …

Here’s What Happened When This North Carolina Church Stood up to Discrimination

Here’s What Happened When This North Carolina Church Stood up to Discrimination by Sarah Kramer With over 24 years of service, at all court levels, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has seen the cultural and legal trends clearly shift against the Church. As a result, churches need to be prepared to face the legal issues of today and tomorrow. When At …

You can join the ERLC at the 2018 National Conference: The Cross-Shaped Family

You can join the ERLC at the 2018 National Conference: The Cross-Shaped Family If families are called to live in Christ and to follow him, this will often mean carrying with him a cross of suffering. Our own condition—whether it comes to our family backgrounds, singleness, marriages, or parenting—is clarified when we see that our place in a family is …

“I Can’t Be As Good As God.”

“the gospel is only good news if it gets there on time.” -Carl C. F. Henry I was with a friend. We just finished breakfast and ordered an Uber for the airport. Our driver, smiling ear to ear was interesting, fun and creative. He had what I would consider Chicago style blues playing in his rhythmic sedan—horns and major seven …

Conflict Among Fellow Elders

For the nearly twenty years I’ve been in vocational ministry, I’ve always served in a setting that understood the need for a plurality of elders. Prior to this, I served as a lay elder for a number of years as well. I’m grateful for the foundation of a Biblical ecclesiology that others laid as a legacy upon which I’ve had …

The Power of The Global Church

The Power of The Global Church  by Melissa Russell Melissa is the Chief Advancement Officer at IJM, leading the teams responsible for IJM’s constituent, government and institutional partnerships. She drives the core strategies and engagements that fuel IJM’s growth around the globe. My own personal “Freedom Sunday” happened in 2006 when my pastor in Austin, TX preached on God‘s love …

The Next Generation of Justice

The Next Generation of Justice Brian Cress Brian Cress serves as IJM’s Director of Denomination and Youth Mobilization. He is the author, “10 Minute Moments Seeking Justice”, the creator of IJM’s “24 Hour Justice Experience” and the youth curriculums “Questions to Live By” and “Evil and Suffering”. Prior to joining IJM in 2007, Brian served on the pastoral team of …

IJM Justice Series (Part Six)

The New Activist by Eddie Kaufholz This week’s special guest writer is Eddie Kaufholz. Eddie is the host of The New Activist, a podcast that features conversations with activists and leaders tackling some of the world’s biggest humanitarian issues from the frontlines of the war against injustice. In addition, Eddie is on The RELEVANT Podcast and a Church Mobilization Director for …

IJM Justice Series (Part Five)

IJM Justice Series (Part Five) by Johnny Bido This blog is part of a special series released jointly between Baptist21 and International Justice Mission (IJM). Today’s post is written by Johnny Bido, who serves as IJM’s Director of Mobilization and Advocacy in the Dominican Republic, where he and his team combat the sex trafficking of young women and children. How …