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XPLOR, STORIES

Reflection: Ecumenical Advocacy Days

CJ Dyer   |   May 17, 2016

On April 15, 2016, my XPLOR housemate Sarah, our spiritual companion, her husband, and myself traveled to Washington, D.C., to take part in the Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) happening there that weekend.

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XPLOR, STORIES

One Door Closes as Another Opens

CJ Dyer   |   April 05, 2016

I came into NBA XPLOR one person, and I will be leaving it as another. Nothing that has happened to me these last few months has been by chance or a bad thing. Everything happened for a reason…so that I may grow.

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XPLOR, STORIES

Naptime

CJ Dyer   |   October 07, 2015

I have been working at an early-learning center called Little Village. So far, it has been a very rewarding experice to work there. I am working with kids, so they can have their moments of…rowdiness. This is especially true when it comes to naptime and they do not want to fall asleep. Thinking of naptime got me thinking about how we live our lives.

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

Why Followers of Jesus Should Oppose Capital Punishment

May 26, 2021

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of executions of people on death row, particularly by the federal government. For decades, there have been debates over the use of capital punishment as a sentence for serious criminal offenses. What does the Bible say about capital punishment? Should followers of Jesus Christ, who was executed himself, oppose the use of capital punishment? Learn from a chaplain who has worked on death row in Florida for many years why followers of Jesus should be opposed to the use of capital punishment.

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Dani Loving Cartwright

Vice President of Operations
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CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, ADVOCACY

Reach Beyond Mission is a poverty education/mission program for youth. Youth join youth from other churches across the country to explore issues of culture, gender, and poverty in an urban setting.