We are out of shape and the people of the Sahel are paying for it. A major crisis is wreaking havoc in the Sahel region of Sub-Saharan Africa, but few people care. Even though the United Nations estimates that 18 million people are at risk of starvationi, most Westerners aren’t even aware of the problem. This is in stark contrast [...]Read more ›
Articles by: Christena Cleveland
After studying the social psychology of groups at Dartmouth (B.A.) and UC Santa Barbara (Ph.D.), Christena Cleveland now uses her knowledge to help church leaders build hopeful bridges across cultural and theological lines. She teaches as St. Catherine University and Bethel Seminary, serves on the pastoral preaching team at her church and is a volunteer Young Life leader in urban Minneapolis. She blogs regularly at www.christenacleveland.com.
I have a love/hate relationship with the city of Chicago. The city is beautiful and diverse but also astoundingly segregated. Christians often act as if the Kingdom of God is supposed to look like Chicago. In theory, we support the vision of a diverse, integrated and interdependent body of Christ, but we sure don’t want to venture outside of our neighborhoods.Read more ›