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Series: The Church and Racial Injustice in America

By Austin Humbles August 6, 2020

The posts in this series represent our effort to reflect on racial injustice from a biblical framework and to help churches grow in their courage and desire to fight against it as they live out the kingdom of God in their communities.

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Cortny’s Story: Surprised by Restoration

By Austin Humbles August 3, 2020

How a single mom overcame obstacles, experienced healing, and became a mentor for others in the process.

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Race, Materialism, and the False God of Western Civilization

By Austin Humbles July 29, 2020

If we are transformed into the image of whatever we worship, and our culture worships the pursuit of material wealth and pleasure, then racial injustice must have something to do with this. If we truly want to help without hurting and overcome racism, the first step is to repent of our materialistic idolatry.

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From Fear to Flourishing: Pam’s Story

By Austin Humbles July 21, 2020

When Pam approached First Presbyterian Church, she needed help with her rent. But what she found was a supportive family willing to walk with her during a difficult time.

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Responding to the Global Impact of COVID-19

By Justin Lonas July 14, 2020

We’ve all felt the impact of the global pandemic in our own backyard. But what’s been the effect on our global neighbors, their families, and vulnerable children? And what can American Christians do about it?

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Potlucking with Jesus: Poverty, Injustice, and the Church

By Austin Humbles July 13, 2020

What if ministry with the materially poor looked like a potluck instead of a soup kitchen? Hear from Michael Rhodes, co-author of Practicing the King’s Economy, as he shares what he’s learned from his friends and neighbors in South Memphis.

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Racial Injustice and Our False Gods

By Austin Humbles July 1, 2020

What is the church supposed to do about racial injustice? Evangelism and prayer should be central tools in the fight against systemic injustice. But what else should the church be doing? To fully answer this question, we must first answer another important question: Why did Jesus come to earth?

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Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?

By Austin Humbles June 18, 2020

What is the church supposed to do about racial injustice? Evangelism and prayer should be central tools in the fight against systemic injustice. But what else should the church be doing? To fully answer this question, we must first answer another important question: Why did Jesus come to earth?

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A Call to Pray; An Invitation to Lament

By Austin Humbles June 10, 2020

The Chalmers Center wants to declare loudly and unequivocally that racism is demonic, that it is ongoing, and that through the power of Christ’s death and resurrection it must end.

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Shout It Aloud and Do Not Hold Back

By Austin Humbles June 3, 2020

The Chalmers Center wants to declare loudly and unequivocally that racism is demonic, that it is ongoing, and that through the power of Christ’s death and resurrection it must end.

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The Local Church in a Pandemic World

By Austin Humbles May 19, 2020

When we’re faced with a pandemic or a global economic crisis, we look for solutions that are as big as the problem. As part of the global body of Christ, your local church is part of the biggest solution to the world’s biggest problems!

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Churches Supporting Churches

By Austin Humbles May 12, 2020

In some places, there are churches on every corner—but they often stay disconnected. Listen to this episode of Rethink Poverty and hear how one local ministry is working to change that.

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A (Re)orientation to Chalmers Resources

By Austin Humbles May 6, 2020

Whether you’re new to Chalmers or have been with us for many years, this online guide will help you get connected to the right tools for your ministry.

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What is Normal?

By Austin Humbles April 28, 2020

Many of the certainties of our daily lives have been upended. We all just want to get back to normal! But what is “normal”? What are we eager to get back to?

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Benevolence in an Economic Crisis

By Austin Humbles April 23, 2020

In a global pandemic and economic crisis, helping your neighbors in need can seem like an impossible task! But your church can do something to help. Watch this webinar to learn more!

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Innovation in a Crisis Webinar

By Austin Humbles April 21, 2020

Recently, we hosted Innovation in a Crisis, a free webinar to help churches discover how to love their neighbors in creative ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch a replay here!

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What’s the Best Way to Provide Help in a Crisis?

By Austin Humbles April 14, 2020

The best approach to helping someone depends on the situation. In a time of crisis, we should definitely err on the side of generosity. What does this generosity look like during a global pandemic?

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The Easter Epidemic

By Austin Humbles April 9, 2020

It’s Easter weekend—the pinnacle of the Christian calendar. It’s supposed to be a weekend full of joy and celebration. How are we to experience joy and celebrate in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis?