What Hinders a Fully Integrated Christian Life

by Alexei Laushkin In the present-day Western Church there are two dynamics that often hinder and slow a fully integrated Christian life: excessive individualism and the role of economic secularism. Excessive Individualism Individualism the sense of self and privacy and identity is not in and of itself a bad thing. There is a scriptural basis … More What Hinders a Fully Integrated Christian Life

The Botham Jean Case, Race, Justice, and Faith

by Alexei Laushkin The case of Botham Jean has been on my mind and something I’ve tracked since the killing took place. Botham Jean was a worship leader at the Dallas West Church of Christ. Here was a young man pursuing Jesus and leading and contributing to the people of God. His unjust death on September 6 2018 was a shock … More The Botham Jean Case, Race, Justice, and Faith

Christian Post Publishes My Piece on Immigration

The Christian Post is up with my op-ed contribution on immigration, politics, and faith. Small Excerpt: he plight of believers from across the world should have a greater hold in our attention and affection. In this life, just because someone is a Christian from another place doesn’t mean they are perfect or free of sin, … More Christian Post Publishes My Piece on Immigration

Connecting around the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

by Alexei Laushkin “What can I do?” is a frequently asked question when it comes to issues related to race in our communities. Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. and Kingdom Mission Society (where I am the founder)  are commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by engaging 50 houses of worship, … More Connecting around the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Inward Alienation

This emptiness which was formed in him as a result of falling away from God, kindles in him an incessant craving that nothing can satisfy. This craving is vague but constant (St. Theophan the Recluse). That times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed … More Inward Alienation