Young Christians and the Church

By Erik Alsgaard
Generational Differences "Susan" is a young Christian who now attends church irregularly. She used to come every Sunday with her parents, but when she reached her freshman year in … read more

The Idea of Jesus

By Adam Thomas
There are "normal" nets that ensnare us when we attempt to follow Jesus. Then there's another, more insidious net. This insidious net keeps us from practicing discipleship. The… read more

Reading the Bible for All the Wrong Reasons

By Russell Pregeant
"We don't interpret the Bible; we just read it." The young woman—a student in my undergraduate course in New Testament—was adamant. She insisted that her particular… read more

Bible Study Podcast 10/20/11

By Jacqui King
As the journey of faith-building grows, studying God's Word is crucial. Study @ is a creative way of studying scripture in a relevant manner that offers options for all to grow… read more

How Ron Edmondson Plans for Christmas

By Ron Edmondson
We've learned some hard lessons when planning for Christmas. As a church nearly six years old, honestly we haven't planned many Christmases. Having planned the ones we have, we've … read more

Baby-Proofing Marriages with Pre-Parental Ministries

By Leslie Stanley-Stevens
Marriage is good. Married people consistently report being healthier and happier than single people. "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If… read more

Zombie Church: Restoring Life to the Undead

By Tyler Edwards
There are zombie churches among us. The undead church. Where undead persons feast. Where genuine life has been lost, and in its place is something . . . scary. Lifeless. In some… read more

Ways We Don't Want to Be Remembered

By Missy Buchanan
I often have the opportunity to lead older adult retreats around the country. During the events of the day, I like to mix in activities that cause older adults to honestly reflect … read more

Bigger than the Small Church

By Katie Z. Dawson
Here, Katie explains how ministry in a small church is really ministry to the wider community, and how small church pastors can make connections far beyond their own circle of… read more

Self-Control

By Shane Raynor
I'm becoming convinced that lack of self-control is a big reason why many of us live defeated Christian lives, so I've put together a few facts and ideas about this "last but not… read more

Our Greatest Challenge

By Jo Saxton
Jo Saxton is a director of 3DM, a movement/organization helping churches develop a discipling and missional way of being the church. Originally from the UK, Jo was a college… read more

Natural Church Development

By William H. Willimon
William H. Willimon is Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has been named as one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the… read more
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