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The Practicalities of Change: Racial Integration in a South African Church By Marthe Hesselmans

In South Africa churches may be among the last bastions of apartheid, but some churchgoers are crossing racial lines, for the sake of survival.   Philippolis is a small farm town far away from everything. Far from the city and the government, far from justice and equality. The...
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Competition in the Neighborhood? By Mark T. Mulder, Calvin College

Why would a church ask a departing pastor to sign a non-compete agreement? In December 2018, World magazine, a touchstone periodical for a conservative swath of the evangelical world in the United States, published an exposé on leadership issues at Harvest Bible Chapel—a...
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The Bittersweet Reality of Multiracial Churches by Korie L. Edwards

Multiracial congregations are all the rage, it seems, at least among Protestants. Conferences are being held across the country encouraging pastors and other religious leaders to be multiethnic, and groups like Mosaix and Kainos have been established to support the effort. People...
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