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XPLOR, STORIES

A Letter to Next Year’s XPLOR Residents

Sarah Bates-Scott   |   April 20, 2016

(Especially the One Who Will Be Doing My Job)

There’s a lot you will see and hear and want to fix, but you have to accept that you can't fix it all.

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XPLOR, STORIES

“Hope is the thing with feathers.”

Sarah Bates-Scott   |   September 16, 2015

Too often, I wake up and hear on the news about a shooting, about a bigoted politician, about police brutality, about refugees dying as they flee violence, and part of me just wonders: Is this world too broken to be fixed?

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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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Virzola Law

Mission Specialist, NBA XPLOR
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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.