Dr. King is regarded as one of the greatest non-violent leaders the world has ever known. He spent nearly 13 years (December 1955–April 1964) working towards racial equality and freedom, becoming the leading figure of the American Civil Rights Movement. (more…)
Dr. John M. Perkins is one of the last living figures of the Civil Rights Movement.
Born into poverty as the son of a sharecropper, Dr. Perkins grew up on a Mississippi plantation under extreme racism. He lost his teenage brother to murder, was beat multiple times, and was imprisoned. He was harassed continually—not to mention experiencing the countless traumas of segregation and oppression in the American South. [Read more…]
With the end of the Civil War in 1865, the black church and its worship gained a more public face, even in the South. Black groups within white churches could separate and begin self-determining congregations. [Read more…]
Explore the intersection of Bible and technology at this year’s BibleTech conference, coming to Seattle on April 11–12, 2019.
Learn about advances in biblical studies from over 25 leaders in the tech, Bible translation, and publishing industries. Plan on discovering new ways technological advances equip us to explore and share God’s Word.
Presentations at the conference include: [Read more…]
In preparation for this blog post, I asked my 13-year-old nephew what he valued most in a small group leader. He said, “I just want someone who really wants to know me and cares about my life.”
That takes the pressure off being a perfect leader, doesn’t it? Students have an uncanny ability to sense when someone’s being fake, but they will respond to authenticity all day. [Read more…]