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Palmer Chinchen
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A rising voice in the missional movement, Palmer Chinchen is a popular speaker and author of BAREFOOT TRIBE (Howard Books - Simon & Schuster , June 2014) and True Religion: Taking pieces of heaven to places of hell on earth (David C. Cook, June 2010).

He grew up in Liberia, West Africa, witnessing firsthand the ravaging pain of the AIDS and malaria pandemics, the atrocities of civil war, and the daily burden of extreme poverty. For many years Palmer served as a College Pastor in California and Wheaton, IL. Today he serves as Lead Pastor of The Grove, in Chandler, Arizona.

Palmer is passionate about the need for people everywhere to respond to the problems of affliction and injustice. He holds a PhD from Trinity International University (TEDS) and a BA and MA from Biola University.

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7 Things Kids Love Best About Dads

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 3:31 PM

As a father I want no regrets. When my four sons have finished college and moved out I don't want to ever look back and say, "I wish I had..." So I sat down and pictured myself older, with my children out of our home and asked myself, "What could...

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Put Down Your Weapons And Promote Peace

(3) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 9:58 AM

The news footage from Ferguson is dominated by military-clad police with weapons trained on unarmed protesters.

It looks like Mosul or Gaza, or worse, 1963 Birmingham.

It looks like there will be more violence.

It's time to put down our weapons and promote peace.

An unarmed black...

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I'm An Immigrant, Come Harass Me Too

(6) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 11:45 AM

"Alex" was pulled over and harassed yesterday because of his skin color.

Alex is a close friend. Everyone who knows him loves Alex. I felt angry and sick as Alex told me about the humiliating incident.

Alex says he is certain skin color was the reason for his...

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Banned From the Table

(17) Comments | Posted December 7, 2011 | 5:20 PM

"Interracial Couple Ban."

I could not believe what I was reading. An interracial couple is being banned from a Kentucky church in 2011? Unbelievable. Banned from participating in worship, banned from membership, banned from the Lord's table.


Banned is the worst of feelings. I know...

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Phoenix's All-Star Shame

(97) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 6:54 PM

It's all about shame.

That's the motivation behind the Maricopa County (Phoenix, Arizona) Sheriff announcing that he will assign his chain-gang to weed duty outside Chase Field during the 2011 All-Star Game.

You read correctly, his chain-gang.

The first time I passed the sheriff's chain-gang, when I...

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