A 100 year-old plus-mainline-congregation closes its doors. The church dies. What’s left? An empty shell of a building and a disbanded group of church members. Many have predicted the death of mainline churches for the last 20 years. People have “headed to the hills” or more accurately, to less connectional churches or no churches at all. I keep a pulse on my denomination, the American Baptist Churches USA, as it appears in the news. One “dead” congregation caught my attention. It is a New England American Baptist congregational and it died. After 163 years, the Massachusetts church closed its doors. [...]

The Honeymoon

by Ircel Harrison

July 31, 2012

The Honeymoon

Experience and Expertise Matter

by Thomas Whitley

July 30, 2012

The sixth sense

by Jayne Davis

July 27, 2012

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Receiving hospitality

by Rob Nash

July 25, 2012

Receiving Hospitality

Church: The unwanted product

by Elizabeth Evans Hagan

July 24, 2012

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Praying with the cat

by Peggy Haymes

July 23, 2012


Should we abolish the death penalty?

by Fisher Humphreys

July 19, 2012

Competition or Communion?

by Craig Nash

July 18, 2012

Never say never

by Nell Green

July 17, 2012

It is finished

by Jayne Davis

July 13, 2012

A lever and a place to stand

by Barrett Owen

July 12, 2012

Late season spring cleaning

by Don Flowers

July 11, 2012

Absorbing Chaos

by Julie Pennington-Russell

July 10, 2012

Miss Jane

by Peggy Haymes

July 10, 2012

Changing perspectives about mission

by Greg and Helms Jarrell

July 9, 2012