3 questions to break the ice

By Timothy Siburg
I have been helping a friend and ministry colleague plan a series of conversations and workshops recently. As part of this experience, we have been sharing questions with others… read more

The lose-lose of ministry

By Preston Morgan
When I started pastoral ministry as a seminary student I was told that I needed “skin like a rhino and a heart like Mother Teresa.” Now, only four years into pastoral… read more

While you were wondering where the millennials went…

By Shane Raynor
Two articles really grabbed my attention this morning: One is an Associated Press piece by Michael Weissenstein, “Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi… read more

Calvinist evangelicals in United Methodist Church!

By Mark Tooley
Last evening in Washington, D.C. I was walking by an old United Methodist sanctuary and heard uncharacteristic music emanating from the windows. Curiosity drove me inside, where I … read more

When pastors don't give

By Joseph Yoo
“Right now, I don't think I can really give anything to the church.” “I'd love to give to the church, really, but I still have so much student loans to pay… read more

How Franklin Graham transformed a debate about Duke Chapel into a culture war

By Aaron Griffith
(RNS) Franklin Graham’s Facebook fulminations last week about plans to issue the Muslim call to prayer from the bell tower of Duke Chapel transformed what could have been a… read more

Becoming your church's cheerleader

By Dave Barnhart
I went to a gigachurch a few years back — you know, the kind of church that is bigger than a megachurch, with a building larger than most zip codes and satellite campuses on … read more

Marcus Borg, leading liberal theologian and historical Jesus expert, dies at 72

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
(RNS) Marcus J. Borg, a prominent liberal theologian and Bible scholar who for a generation helped shaped the intense debates about the historical Jesus and the veracity and… read more

Presbyterians scrap ad campaign deemed offensive to minorities

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) The Presbyterian Church (USA) is scrapping an ad campaign for the needy after it was blasted for being culturally and socially insensitive. The One Great Hour of Sharing… read more

Why Christians should ditch monuments in favor of messages

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) I was working with a historic church, whose majestic facility was built long ago by wealthy industrialists. The church needed to raise $3 million each year just for… read more

The meeting no leader wants to have

By Ron Edmondson
A very successful business mentor of mine once gave me a vital tip about a necessary meeting all leaders should consider. Unfortunately, I've had to use his advice several times… read more

Supreme Court weighs a church’s right to advertise services

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court on Monday (Jan. 12) considered a tiny church’s curbside sign in a case that could raise the bar on government regulation of speech, and… read more
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