How new global charities are beating 'faith-based organizations' at their own game

By Allison Schnable / Religion News Service
(RNS) This holiday season, Operation Christmas Child volunteers will pack 9.5 million shoeboxes for poor children around the world. The boxes, full of toys, clothes, and hygiene… read more

The Voice: Lessons for the mainline church

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
I’m not much for reality TV. But many a Monday night I can be found in front of the TV watching aspiring vocalists sing their way into the hearts of America. Yup, I am… read more

Trump’s secretary of state pick may anger social conservatives

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
(RNS) Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, has come under fire for his friendship with Russian president Vladimir Putin — who is… read more

The curious trouble with liking everyone

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
As Christians, we’re called to love everyone. It’s certainly not easy — as family dynamics, church politics and presidential elections make clear — but… read more

Christmas is not your birthday

By Mike Slaughter
I received an email this week from someone I have never met, Chris Thompson, who identified himself as a blogger and columnist with the Alaska Dispatch News. Chris wrote: Dear… read more

3 life-changing lessons from Donald Trump’s favorite minister

By Rabbi Evan Moffic
Earlier this year a friend of mine delivered a sermon at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. Facebook comments soon informed him that the church had once been headed by… read more

How to correctly identify constructive criticism

By Ron Edmondson
Constructive: Serving a useful purpose; tending to build up. Criticism: The act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything. Constructive criticism You’ve heard the… read more

God Does Move through Cross-Racial, Cross-Cultural Appointments!

By Stephen Handy
In 1968 The United Methodist Church in America consisted of 94% white people and 6% people of color. Ironically, in 2013, though America was browning, the demographics were still… read more

Work is a great vehicle for mentoring teens

By Matt Overton
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, people in youth ministry began to sense a shift. Teenagers seemed different. The old stuff wasn’t working any longer. The luster of… read more

7 signs of healthy empowerment

By Ron Edmondson
Empowering other people on the team to be leaders — it’s called delegation — is critical to a successful church or organization. Every leader talks about… read more

Preparing for public violence

By Jim Skillington
It's Saturday night, the sermon is prepared, the bulletin is printed and in the narthex. The pastor is about to go to sleep for the night when a parishioner calls and asks if she… read more

Done doing nothing

By Kira Schlesinger
Ten years ago, my husband and I went on a weekend wine-tasting getaway in Central Texas. We stopped at a beautiful, Tuscan-inspired winery and went inside where we proceeded to… read more
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