Flint: America's newest mission field

By David Person
What cause has brought rock and acting legend Cher and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz together? The same one that has brought together a militia group and Michael… read more

The way forward for The United Methodist Church

By M. Kathryn Armistead
As The United Methodist Church continues its struggles over issues related to homosexuality, perhaps we would do well to recall other such times in church history. All of our… read more

3 traps of growth and how to overcome them

By Len Wilson
Growth is dangerous. We labor to see things grow, yet when we become enamored with the fruits of our labor, bad things happen. It has the potential to lead us to believe that… read more

Bishop warns: Lord’s Resistance Army re-emerging in Central African Republic

By Fredrick Nzwili / Religion News Service
(RNS) A senior Roman Catholic bishop in the Central African Republic is warning that the Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel force that killed more than 100,000 people in… read more

You choose: Was this a worship experience or was it ... ?

By Christy Thomas
All our needs were met. Instructions were clear and signage was excellent. Gracious and competent attendants directed us through the gargantuan parking lot, waving us into a… read more

London bishop urges vicars to grow beards as way of reaching Muslims

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A senior bishop in the Church of England has blessed the idea that its vicars, or parish priests, should grow beards as a way of reaching out to this… read more

Why the Anglican-Episcopal clash may spell a theological revision

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) What’s next for the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion? The widening chasm was on full display recently as a meeting of Anglican primates voted to suspend the … read more

3 hidden leadership skills of Jesus

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
The world wants more of churches: more spirituality, more community, more engagement, more love, more miracles, more demonstration of the kingdom. Not less. Yet, most of us are… read more

Some thoughts on writing for the ear and not the eye

By Talbot Davis
In my just over 36 years of attending church and listening to preachers, I’ve sat through a number of sermons which sounded more like long essays than impassioned… read more

Francis may become first pope to visit Rome mosque

By Rosie Scammell / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is studying an invitation to visit the Grand Mosque of Rome — extended to him several days after his first visit to the city’s Great… read more

Fail forward

By Samantha Tidball
Imagine winning at something you worked hard for and dreamed of your entire life. Then, minutes later, learning a mistake was made and you are not the winner after all. This is… read more

The right answers to the right questions

By David Staal
In recent years, a unique question captured church attention across the nation. Many congregational leaders, popular speakers and passionate pastors sought to startle faith… read more
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