All posts from “Unity”

Fighting Christians: We Need a Christmas Truce

December 23, 2013 11:49 AM

Most of us have heard of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914. For roughly a week before Christmas, the shooting of the First World War ceased, and carols were sung from the trenches and even together across no man’s...

A Prayer for Unity After Ministry-Industry Clashes

November 12, 2013 3:59 PM

After the sad Twitter meltdowns (by which I mean "communication breakdowns") surrounding today's Nines leadership conference (from which no one seems to have emerged more Christlike), a prayer. Will you join me? (Comment with an "amen" if you feel...

Ur Video: Mark DeYmaz on "First Love"

June 15, 2011 12:00 AM


Q Portland: Day Two

April 29, 2011 12:00 AM

"What was the highlight of the conference?" I asked another attendee. I wondered if it was Kevin Kelly, "senior maverick" at Wired Magazine, talking about technology and theology. Or maybe actor/director Mark Ruffalo talking about faith in Hollywood. "I...

One Church, Many Congregations

September 13, 2010 12:00 AM

In late April 2010, more than 50 pastors crowded into a hotel conference room in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The event organizers, a small group of pastors from Chicagoland, were expecting 25 colleagues to turn out for the meeting. But when...

Who Speaks for Evangelicals?

July 20, 2010 9:38 AM

One of the advantages of being Catholic is that, whether you agree or not, at least you know who speaks for you. When a controversial subject needs to be discussed, there are vehicles and forums to help it get a...

Miracle on the Hudson

January 16, 2009 1:00 PM

by Gordon MacDonald This morning I took a few minutes to watch video of the remarkable rescue effort in the Hudson River yesterday. For a long, long time, this will remain in the minds of people as a highpoint in...

Out of Context: Rick Muchow

August 7, 2008 12:00 AM

"The fact is that secular music speaks to people--seekers, unchurched, and churched alike ... because many secular songs articulate universal human needs. The reason so many songs are written about love is because it's a universal desire, and one...

Cartoon: Church Pirate

June 15, 2008 12:00 AM


Audio Ur: Multi-Ethnic Church Staff

June 12, 2008 12:00 AM

How multi-ethnic should your church staff be? Should churches have hiring quotas to ensure diversity? In the spring issue of Leadership, Mark DeYmaz, pastor of Mosaic Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, discusses the importance of being intentional about diversity....

Darned Sox: An Exercise in Rebuilding a Team

October 27, 2005 10:53 AM

Marshall Shelley becomes a fan of the newly well-led White Sox. Though I've lived in Chicago more than twenty years, when it came to the White Sox, I was only a casual fan (is that an oxymoron?). Until recently. Yes,...


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