October 27, 2017
CGCN Resource Highlight
Dear Common Ground Christian Network,

We've just concluded our Fall meeting in Atlanta and have several resources to share with you. The audio links are to recordings of our featured speakers.
Mark Tooley, Institute on Religion and Democracy
What principles guide us in social witness and how do we do so with integrity in Christ and according to God’s Word?  - Download or Stream Audio

Subscribe to IRD's Providence magazine, a journal of Christian and American foreign policy.
Dr. D. Scott Weimer, North Avenue Presbyterian Church
“Engaging our post-truth culture" - Download or Stream Audio
Kathy Branzell, Mission America

The Mission America Coalition (MAC) is an alliance of leaders in evangelism and discipleship who have prayerfully come together to mobilize the Church to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in deed and word.
Justin Giboney, AND Campaign
AND Campaign, a non-profit representing an authentic and active Christian witness in the public square and a resource for churches, faith organizations and families seeking to disciple through cultural and civic engagement.

Carmen LaBerge
The Reconnect (Radio Show/Podcast)

"Speak the Truth": Carmen LaBerge's  Speak the Truth  seeks to give believers the confidence to speak the truth and the tools to re-engage in the culture and address the problems we are facing today by boldly—and lovingly—bringing God back into every conversation
Jeff Christopherson, Send Network
The Send Network of the North American Mission Board enhances the church planting experience through collaboration and unmatched support with assessments, training, coaching, resources and care.

The Rev. Canon David Roseberry, Leaderworks
“Generosity: the New Evangelism and Discipleship” - Download or Stream Audio, Power Point

Book: Giving Up - Generosity is the ‘third rail’ of today’s church-most people are afraid to touch it.  But it is one of the core value of the early church.

LeaderWorks exists to help church leaders do their work. We help leaders and churches strengthen their ministry, work together in unity, and gain the momentum they need for ministry. 

Quote of Note: ". . . Christianity served as a revitalization movement that arose in response to the misery, chaos, fear, and brutality of life in the urban Greco-Roman world. . . . Christianity revitalized life in Greco-Roman cities by providing new norms and new kinds of social relationships able to cope with many urgent problems. To cities filled with the homeless and impoverished, Christianity offered charity as well as hope. To cities filled with newcomers and strangers, Christianity offered an immediate basis for attachment. To cities filled with orphans and widows, Christianity provided a new and expanded sense of family. To cities torn by violent ethnic strife, Christianity offered a new basis for social solidarity. And to cities faced with epidemics, fire, and earthquakes, Christianity offered effective nursing services. . . . For what they brought was not simply an urban movement, but a new culture capable of making life in Greco-Roman cities more tolerable.” 
Rodney Stark, The Rise of Christianity, Princeton University Press, 1996, page 161
The Rev. Canon Phil Ashey, American Anglican Council
Anglican Conciliarism : The Church Meeting to Decide Together