How Churches Can Address Hidden Feelings of Prejudice and Racism

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Jackie Hill Perry—writer, speaker, and artist—discusses how churches can seek to uproot sins of racism and insensitivity that can persist in a church: by creating a community that values the image of God in all people.
Editors’ note: We invite you to join the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Gospel Coalition at a special event, “MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop,” taking place April 3–4, 2018, in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Urban Hope: Partnering Together for Renewal

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Fairfield, Alabama, lies forgotten on the west side of Birmingham. Urban Hope Community Church and non-profit organization Clerestory are partnering to transform this city spiritually and economically.

Greg Mixon and Alton Hardy will discuss their partnership in-depth at The Gospel Coalition 2017 National Conference, April 3 to 5 in Indianapolis. On Monday, April 3, at 11:30am both of these men will be featured in the session “Urban Hope: Stimulating the City’s Economy Through Non-Profit Partnership.” You can register at

Ministry Is Best Learned in the Trenches

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Jeff Robinson—a senior editor for TGC and pastor of Christ Fellowship Church in Louisville, Kentucky—discusses the necessity of learning on the job in training for ministry.

Many hopeful men emerge from seminary eager to dive headfirst into ministry. Confident that seminary equipped them with the tools they need for the journey ahead, they find themselves discouraged when the realities of their first call don’t line up with what they came to expect from assigned readings and classroom discussions.

This book, with contributions from 15 veteran pastors, including Daniel L. Akin, Juan Sanchez, Phil A. Newton, and Scott Sauls, offers real-world advice about the joys and challenges of the first five years of pastoral ministry—bridging the gap between seminary training and life in a local church.

Armed with wisdom from those who have gone before them, young pastors will find encouragement to stand firm in the thick of the realities and rigors of pastoral ministry.

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