Tuesday, 09 September 2014 13:34

The worst of times … really?

Despite the handwringing, there are plenty of encouraging signs for church life in the 21st century.

Published in Vital Signs

Shifts in how that generation chooses to volunteer is impacting church ministries.

Published in Congregations

Nearly half of Baby Boomers say they plan to remain in the workforce until age 66 or later, and 10 percent say they won’t retire at all.

Published in Congregations
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 14:15

New wine for the Baptists

Our challenge is discerning how God is transforming the old and the new together.

Published in Thinking Theologically
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:17

The tears we need to shed

Many conflicts in congregations are at least partially due to our loss of wonder at God’s grace and love.

Published in Vital Signs
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:58

Robin Williams and the church

How can we create a hospitable culture for those in anguish?

Published in Commentaries
Thursday, 07 August 2014 10:26

Taking stock of mission endeavors

Compelling programming that makes a meaningful impact in the world draws people in. But what about when it doesn’t?

Published in Talk With the Preacher

Partnering with existing ministries and community groups is helping churches fulfill their missions in their local communities. 

Published in Congregations

A writer and others say stereotyping Millennials as eager for contemporary worship overlooks differences among individuals and the human capacity to change.

Published in Congregations
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:56

Martyrdom is for real martyrs

There is nearly always someone who has it worse than we do.

Published in Vital Signs
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