In Babylon: Holy Living Amidst Empire

by Walter Brueggemann
Our capacity to let the Bible be contemporary among us depends on spotting imaginative analogies between our time and ancient time. One such analogue is the notion that Christians … read more

Developing Lay Leaders

by Dan Entwistle
A few years back a pastor approached me with a complaint about his ministry. He was facing a significant challenge of finding leaders. “My church just doesn't do a good job… read more

Navigating the Connection: A Young Pastor's Perspective

by Sara B. Thomas
Being invited to lead was not a new adventure. I had served as the leader of sports teams, organizations, and projects. Excited by the opportunity to serve in full-time ministry… read more

Welcoming Time Share Christians

by Gil Rendle
With uncommon clarity, the Episcopal rector listened to the complaints from the leaders of the children's Christian education program. They were frustrated with curriculum that… read more

Preaching to Contemporary Culture

by Mark Beeson
Every morning we wake up, it's 2008. We can wish it was 1952. We may long for the good old days. But like it or not, God has ordained that our preaching will be leveraged against… read more

Engaging Laity as Theological Decision Makers

by Ann A. Michel
Clergy sometimes complain that church members approach congregational issues with the same mindset they bring to their corporate or workplace decisions. How, they ask, can lay… read more
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