Mother's Day: How it began and what it reveals

By Peter Surran
The origins of Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is a day of celebration for many people as they honor devoted mothers and those who have been like mothers to them throughout… read more

Why proof-texting is not like other sins

By Zack Hunt
There’s a post you might have seen that has unfortunately been popping up in my Facebook newsfeed the past couple of days. It’s entitled “Why Homosexuality Is… read more

What if Superman didn’t want to be a hero?

By Paul Asay
Excerpted with permission from "Burning Bush 2.0: How Pop Culture Replaced the Prophet" by Paul Asay (Abingdon Press)  What if Superman didn’t want to be a… read more

Speaking into the dark

By Cameron Merrill
Don’t get too close It’s dark inside It’s where my demons hide It’s where my demons hide Every time I hear these words from Imagine Dragons’ 2012… read more

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Kingdom seeds

By Ryan Wilson
Mark 4:26-34 Jesus taught the crowds using parables. In our parables today, we see that Jesus used everyday agricultural language to talk about God. In the first parable, he… read more

Review: Just Say Yes! Unleashing People for Ministry by Robert Schnase

By Patricia Farris
“Now there are a variety of gifts,” Paul wrote. Robert Schnase is earnest in desiring that all those gifts be given life and voice for the life, health, and mission of … read more

Remembering Lyle E. Schaller: The Interventionist, 1923–2015

By Circuit Rider
Lyle Schaller, widely considered by pastors to be the most important and influential observer of church culture and best practices during the twentieth century in the United… read more

Prescriptions for a Growing Church

By Bob Farr, Kay L. Kotan
In every church, the pastors and leaders say they desire their congregations to grow. Yet we struggle mightily with what appear to be some strong obstacles. We want our churches… read more

Who’s Worshipping with YOU?

By Josh Davis, Nikki Lerner
Our world is changing and will continue to change at a rapid pace with regard to race. The 2010 US census was eye-opening to many as we began to realize how hard it is for people… read more

Getting Desperate for Good

By Tom Berlin
The Reverend Tim Ward, a pastor at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia, is opening a second campus, Restoration Church, in Reston, Virginia. A new subway line… read more

What Millennials Crave and How the Church Can Relate

By Chris Folmsbee, Brad Hanna
It’s hard to keep up. It seems that every time we open our social media feeds, we are greeted with yet another article about how millennials are leaving the church. Most of… read more
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