Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:06

God’s gonna trouble the water

Our lives are haunted by our baptisms.

Published in Commentaries

Entitlement becomes a crutch which hinders us from giving God and our community our best.

Published in Commentaries

Amy and Ben Wright, deacons at First Baptist Church in Wilmington, N.C., are using their performance abilities to advocate for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. 

Published in People

Promptly replying to emails can be just as missional as working in a soup kitchen, say advocates of a theology of workflow and organization. 

Published in Theology

The biblical practice of hospitality means more than generosity to friends or taking a casserole to a sick neighbor. Those who study the practice say to be spiritually beneficial, there must be a level of discomfort.

Published in Theology
Friday, 27 December 2013 11:07

Completing a life

Spiritual discernment comes after a lifetime of learning to pay attention to the presence of God. Without discernment, we will miss the abundant gifts of God.

Published in Thinking Theologically
Monday, 18 November 2013 12:20

Singing faith: Hymns both praise and teach

Church music is not just for worship. It also is a tool for teaching what a congregation believes.

Published in Congregations
Monday, 23 September 2013 13:00

Learning to lean -- on others

Many Christians love to sing the old hymn about “learning to lean on Jesus” but sometimes have a harder time learning to lean on one another.

Published in Theology
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 09:56

Recovering spiritual vitality

The greatest impediment to congregational spiritual vitality is the belief we know how to do church.

Published in Commentaries
Friday, 17 May 2013 11:28

Spiritual formation growing online

 A Baptist minister says churches must be ready to counter social media 'spirituality' with accessible discipleship tools and information.

Published in People