Standing on the shoulders of giants

By Rob Lee
The other day I was given a gift, a gift I had seen for almost a decade but never thought I’d receive for myself. I received a silver ring with the United Methodist cross… read more

Two words growing churches don't use

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
I’d like to delete the words just and simply from church vocabulary. They’re dishonest. I know; I used them way too often as a pastor. As in, “To be a disciple… read more

What are we waiting for?

By Joseph Yoo
When Jesus ascends to heaven, he gives clear instructions: “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” What the… read more

Art of the Sermon: Communicating and leading as a woman

By Dan Wunderlich
Guest: Sarah Green Carmichael, Senior Editor at the Harvard Business Review, Host of the HBR IdeacastGeneral Topic: Leading and communicating as a woman in business … read more

Denominations in decline, middle class politics and the disappearing church building

By Shane Raynor
On this episode of the News and Religion podcast, the panel and I discuss whether or not church planting is the solution to the problem of declining denominations, why politicians … read more

Data shmata: Are we counting the right stuff?

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
We have a love/hate relationship with data. Even as big data shapes almost all our online experiences, we’re not so sure how we feel about data in the life of the church… read more

10 ways to create more margin in your time

By Ron Edmondson
How do you fit more into an already busy schedule? Isn’t this a great question? Because, aren’t you being asked to do so all the time? Isn’t your standard reply… read more

The Once and Future Wesleyan Movement

By Scott J. Jones
God has great things in store for the Wesleyan movement in the United States. In the past we have been alive, vital, and growing. We still are in many places today. But with the… read more

Preaching to the Polarized

By Tom Berlin
As the election year continues, pastors will want to speak to important issues that will present themselves in political debates, interviews, and statements to the press. This… read more

'Tis the season: Can we change politics?

By James C. Howell
Read Rev. Howell's previous 'Tis the Season articles covering the 2016 election here. What is God asking of us during this season? Clearly God is asking us to fix ourselves, … read more

Who you gonna call?

By Kira Schlesinger
A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to see the new Ghostbusters movie; you know, the one that has gotten all the press for being a remake of the original 1984 movie but with a… read more

Why a stout theological creed is not saving evangelical churches

By Tom Krattenmaker / Religion News Service
(RNS) It’s time to bury the myth that liberal theology is causing the decline of mainline churches in America — and with it, the twin falsehood that because of their… read more
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