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A Light in the Darkness: Coping with Mental Illness

Approximately one in 25 adults experience serious mental illness in any given year. How do we as Christians deal with the stigma, advocate well for ourselves and our loved ones, and find God’s grace and healing in the midst of confusion and grief? Theresa Marks, director of pastoral care and advocacy, Develop Leaders, ECC, Chicago,…

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Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter movement, which is said to be the civil rights movement of this generation, has sparked much controversy. Let’s unpack how it came to be, why it is so fiercely debated, and its significance to the church. Liz Mosbo VerHage, associate pastor, Quest Church, Seattle, WAMichelle Dodson, associate pastor, New Community Covenant…

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#MeToo

Bringing awareness of the prevalence of sexual violence and relating the various effects of sexual trauma and the hope of healing through Christ. We will also address how to walk alongside those who have been assaulted. Elizabeth O. Pierre, assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling and counseling psychology, North Park University and North Park…

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A Biblical Response to Immigration

Addressing past and current issues surrounding immigration. What should be our genuine biblical response? Alexia Salvatierra, founder of Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork and co-author of Faith Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World, Los Angeles, CA

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