Youth Ministry Is More Than Your Title

By Beth Morris
Our title may say "Minister to Students" or "Director of Youth Ministries," but as the person responsible for youth ministry in a local church we can't limit ourselves to the… read more

Resident Aliens: Wesleyan Politics

By William H. Willimon
Resident Aliens is ecclesiology written by Stanley Hauerwas and me, two erstwhile Wesleyans who weren't thought to have an adequate ecclesiology. Stanley and I drew a line neither … read more

Lenten Reflections: The Travails of Change, or Transition Comes to Downton

By Jerrod Hugenot
During the Lenten season, I find looking at popular culture helps me connect with the pondersome questions of what it means to be human. As Christians journey through Lent, we… read more

Dear Churchgoers...

By Joseph Yoo
Dear Churchgoers, This may make me sound like I'm either complaining or not good at my job. Neither is the case, though the latter can be debated. The truth is, I'm not a mind… read more

Was Jesus Divine? Publisher Hedges Bets with Bart Ehrman's New Book

By John Murawski
(RNS) Set side by side, the book jackets look almost like matching woodblock prints of a bearded, haloed figure. The titles mirror each other, too, featuring the same trio of… read more

To Question Our Quirks

By Laurie Wallin
The idea that gifts exist in you that you've never noticed (or maybe even forcefully rejected) may seem strange, or even wrong. You might be thinking, How could these tendencies… read more

Asking the Questions

By Timothy Siburg
For me leadership involves a constant willingness to be asking the questions. One of the challenges though that comes with this is figuring out what the questions are that need to … read more

You Might Not Hear It Coming

By Ed Zinkiewicz
You might not hear it coming today. But one day, it will. That sudden, stupendous, probably surprising, maybe overwhelming event that will pick you up, smash you down, and send… read more

7 “R’s” of Healthy Team Member Correction

By Ron Edmondson
The way a leader handles correction of someone on the team is important if the desire is to keep quality people on the team. All of us occasionally need someone to help us become… read more

The Divine Wonder of the Scriptures

By Clifton Stringer
The words of 1 Peter seemed to come alive before me, shimmering with light and truth right there on the page. They were drawing my heart beyond the material world and into divine… read more

Mark Driscoll and the Death of Christian Celebrity Culture

By Shane Raynor
Mark Driscoll has taken quite a beating on Christian blogs and social media in recent days. He has probably deserved a good bit of the flak he's received, but as is the case too… read more

Teaching to Reality Not Our Assumptions

By Ed Trimmer
Just back from doing a weekend training event with lay people, certified lay ministry candidates, local pastors, and pastors serving United Methodist churches who are not United… read more
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