When people in under-resourced communities experience trauma, the local church can be a beacon of hope. Alvin Sanders learned this from firsthand experience. While serving as an urban leader in the second most violent neighborhood in the country, a tragedy took place. A police shooting with racial overtones rocked the neighborhood. As a response, Alvin planted an innovative church that continues to care for, serve, and encourage people from all walks of life. Through this experience, he discovered his personal mission: to follow hard after God, to love his family and to invest in those who invest in the poor.
Dr. Sanders’ educational background includes a BA in Biblical Studies from Cincinnati Christian University and a MA in Religion & Urban Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Miami University. Since 2004 he has served as an adjunct professor at a variety of seminaries across the nation. He also authored the book Bridging the Diversity Gap. With his passion for church leaders, his move to World Impact in 2015 was a natural fit. In November 2017, Alvin was named the President and CEO of World Impact.
When you pray, does it often seem as though you are simply saying the same old things about the same old things? That kind of praying often leads to boredom and a constantly wandering mind in prayer. We’re persuaded that this kind of prayer is almost universal and causes people to believe, "I guess it's just me. There's something wrong with me. I guess I'm just a second-rate Christian." But there's a simple, permanent, biblical solution to this problem, a solution that can be understood and practiced by everyone.
Sometimes a wide-angle view adds to our appreciation of Scripture. We will run through all of Romans, trying to understand the broad contours of the argument and how that understanding can enrich our interpretation and application of this great letter.
Dr. Mike Bullmore dives deeper into Revelation by covering the topics "Pictures of Jesus in Revelation" and "What Should We Do With the Words of this Book?"
Dr. Tim Mackie, a Hebrew Bible Scholar and co-founder of The Bible Project, spoke on "The Making of the Bible." He answers where the Bible comes from and why should we care.
Can a "Christian right" and a "Christian left" both exist? What does the Bible say about our political engagement? Is it possible to have a deep disagreement over politics and genuine love—both at the same time?