African bishops speak out on terrorism, sexuality

By Heather Hahn / United Methodist News Service
African bishops called on The United Methodist Church to confront global terrorism and hold the line on church teachings regarding human sexuality. “As leaders of the… read more

We have a right to pigheaded ideas. Now what should we do?

By Marcia Pally / Religion News Service
(RNS) We are very fortunate to have free speech rights. It allows us to say things others find sinful or dangerous — such as, women should have equal access to political… read more

Money is NOT the root of all evil

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Money gets a bad rap in some churches. The thinking goes something like this: Even though we ask for money every time we collect an offering, the truth is, we shouldn’t need … read more

Black, white Baptist presidents lead racial unity event

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) In an effort to foster racial unity among Christians, the leaders of the two largest Baptist denominations, one mostly white and the other predominantly black, will meet… read more

5 steps to conquer the clock and free up some valuable time

By Len Wilson
“I don’t have enough time to get everything done.” This is the absolute number one complaint I hear from fellow leaders, innovators, and creatives. And people… read more

More Americans reject religion, but believers firm in faith

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) Americans as a whole are growing less religious, but those who still consider themselves to belong to a religion are, on average, just as committed to their faiths as they… read more

‘Chaplains’ documentary follows nontraditional faith companions to battlefield, prison

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) They can be found on the battlefield, at a chicken-processing plant and behind the locked gates of a prison. They are chaplains, and as a two-hour, two-part documentary… read more

How to add good structure to an organization

By Ron Edmondson
I think there is value in unstructured growth. We shouldn’t be afraid of growth we cannot understand. It’s messier, harder to contain, even uncomfortable at times, but … read more

At installation, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry urges Episcopalians to join ‘Jesus movement’

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) After knocking loudly three times on the door of the Washington National Cathedral, Bishop Michael Curry was installed as the new presiding bishop of the… read more


By Brian Milford
Youth ministry is challenging work. When I was serving as the pastor of a congregation, the leadership in that church actually contemplated stepping away from youth ministry… read more

The power of God without the character of God

By David F. Watson
Last year I was at a conference where Larry Randolph was one of the speakers, and he said something that I’ve been ruminating over ever since. He said that he was praying… read more

Critics and creators

By Len Wilson
In life, you can either be a creator or a critic. Being a critic is easier. Most people are critics. It starts in elementary school, with what researchers have named the… read more
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