Sweeping away the clutter: Q&A with Bill Hybels

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) Clutter influences the way you work, the way you live and the state of your soul, too, argues megachurch pastor Bill Hybels. Hybels has written a new book, “Simplify:… read more

Organizing ministry with systems

By Chad Brooks
Welcome to the 19th episode of The Productive Pastor. I have a great interview in place for you today with Michael Lukaszewski focusing on systems. This is a topic I have been… read more

Someone tell the president: Iraqi Christians are dying

By Kirsten Powers / USA Today
(RNS) It’s starting to seem as if the Obama White House operates on a time delay. In the case of Iraq’s religious minorities, the results have been deadly. On June 10, … read more

The heart of the matter

By David C. Hockett
Matthew 16:13-20 “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). Jesus puts the question directly to his disciples. After asking what the crowds say about him—the… read more

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
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