Telling the Stories of Changed Lives

By Scott McKenzie
This article is an excerpt from Scott’s upcoming book Generosity Rising: Lead a Stewardship Revolution in Your Church (Abingdon Press, March 2016). I’ll always… read more

Review: Just Say Yes! Unleashing People for Ministry

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

The blame and shame game

By David Person
Women are justifiably outraged at the victim blaming and shaming following the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. Sadly, it’s an ancient — dare I say… read more

Confederate flags placed outside MLK's Atlanta church

By USA Today Network
ATLANTA — Four Confederate flags were placed outside of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church here Thursday. Authorities said they are looking for two white men who were… read more

Use your religious liberty well

By Robert A. Ratcliff
“For freedom Christ has set us free.”   – Galatians 5:1 Let me begin this by pointing out that I consider same-sex marriage to be within the will of God. I… read more

Are lawsuits ahead for church-based Boy Scout troops?

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) If the Boy Scouts of America approve gay adult leaders, as they are expected to do late Monday (July 27), does that mean troops based at churches may end up in court if they … read more

Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham's anti-Muslim remarks

By Sara Weissman / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday (July 23) in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they … read more

5 dangers of explosive growth

By Ron Edmondson
I have been blessed to witness what I consider extremely fast growth in several churches since entering full-time vocational ministry. In church planting and church revitalization … read more

When church members scold newcomers

By Joseph Yoo
One time I went to a friend’s church for a momentous occasion: She was going to be baptized! She had been attending a small, older United Methodist congregation. She chose… read more

The divinity school dilemma

By Mark Lockard
Recently, I experienced a wave of frustration related to my student loan debt. This happens from time to time, and really anything can set it off. Debt is stressful, as most of us … read more

Loving your social media neighbor

By Tyler Saldaña
We’ve all had those opportunities: Someone has posted a controversial photo, a seemingly racist/hateful status update, or attached a right-or-left wing extremist… read more

Why Franklin Graham is wrong — and right — about Islam

By Shane Raynor
When I saw Franklin Graham’s Facebook post last Friday about Muslims and immigration, I wondered how long it would take the news media to fire up the outrage brigade. It… read more
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