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Christian Hospitality

Jesus Christ, Refugee

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Forget about your politics or your party. Forget about what the commentator on Fox or MSNBC feeds you. Look into the faces of these children. There is Jesus. At the border. Being smuggled in under cover of darkness. Invite him in.

Why the Pope Hates Polarization

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Pope Francis shook up the Roman Catholic Church by saying in a recent interview that he will not focus on the polarizing issues of abortion, gay marriage and contraception. Instead, he wants to pursue an inclusive church, one that is "the home of all."

George Jones: A Song's Best Friend

Rick Hendrix | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Rick Hendrix

I learned many hard lessons before I made it in the music industry, and people like George Jones paved the way for me. George told me, "You will never do wrong for doing right -- even if they are bad people." It's a lesson I have learned to live by in my life, family and work.

Christian Hospitality Is Key To Being An Inviting Church

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Extending an invitation, setting up an appropriate site, preparing food and drink, and planning a program at home are all aspects of home-based hospitality that translate very well into church-based hospitality.

Opening 1,000 Doors: Houses Of Hospitality And The Promise Of The Church

Wayne Meisel | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Houses of Hospitality will deliver the powerful message of welcome and inclusivity to a generation and it will make churches a central part of the service movement, which is where it needs to be. All it takes is a desire to do it and the decision to follow through. It is called the Gospel.

The Best Path To Reconciliation Is Through The Stomach

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Obama is using hospitality as a way of breaking partisan gridlock on new taxes and spending cuts. Wasn't that what Jesus was trying to do when he invited himself to the home of Zacchaeus, a hated tax collector and notorious sinner?

Removing Walls And Opening The Church To The World

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

By creating welcoming threshold places and training members to practice good Christian hospitality, congregations can help people to feel comfortable as they move from the outside world to the inside of the church for the very first time.

Breaking Down Barriers Through Christian Hospitality

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

In a violent and polarized world, I am convinced that God wants -- and the world needs -- churches that are truly welcoming.