7 easy ways to put a ‘Not Welcome’ sign on your church

By Ron Edmondson
I was running recently on a route I’ve run many times, but I missed this sign until this particular run. It was too “good” not to stop and take a picture with my … read more

My top 10 must-haves for college students

By Dan Boone
Ah, August. Summer’s winding down as retail store aisles fill up with pencils, markers, and glue. Ask any parent what’s top of their mind these days and I guarantee… read more

Praying with the imagination

By Kasey Hitt
Consider this: Everything that has ever been created was once imagined. The imagination is a powerful, often overlooked, gift from God for creating loving relationships with God… read more

I saw a man beheaded today...

By David Dorn
I saw a man beheaded today. No I was not catching up on “Game of Thrones.” This…is…real…life… This man was a Syrian Christian who at the… read more

Remembering Robin Williams

By Shane Raynor
Tonight I’m watching Wolf Blitzer and Dr. Drew Pinsky on CNN talking about the death of Robin Williams. The headline on the screen: “Breaking News: Robin Williams Dead … read more

Mark Driscoll's books pulled from LifeWay stores

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) The nation’s second largest Christian book retailer has pulled megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll’s books from its website and 186 stores. Leaders at the Southern… read more

Safe sanctuaries in a virtual world

By Joy Thornburg Melton, Michelle L. Foster
Liability Many times we try to reduce ethics to a matter of liability. There is a prevailing belief that we require education around sexual harassment, appropriate touching and… read more

The best liturgical advice ever

By Clifton Stringer
The small gathered host, the collected fragments of probably a dozen congregations, sat before me meeting my gaze. “And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, Son”, … read more

‘Revival’ live webcast

By Shane Raynor, Adam Hamilton
Shane Raynor interviews Adam Hamiton about “Revival,” Adam's latest project from Abingdon Press. They discuss Adam's travels to England where he followed the life of… read more

Why I accept Mark Driscoll’s apology … and you should, too

By Jonathan Merritt / Religion News Service
(RNS) We’ve just concluded another week in American evangelicalism. Which is to say, we’ve witnessed another Mark Driscoll blunder. This has been a rough year for the… read more

Opportunity: Caring for African American Young Men

By Gregory C. Ellison II
Caregivers must have “ears to hear and eyes to see—the Lord has made them both” (Proverbs 20:12 CEB). But do we see the people who maintain the grounds of… read more

Cautionary Tale: guidelines and boundaries

By Danny L. Garnett
As a minister working within the context of a local congregation, what guidelines do you use when approached by individuals, couples, or families needing counseling? On a regular… read more
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