21 ways to keep a church from growing

By Ron Edmondson
I was once asked to help a church process how to get younger people to attend. After we discussed some change recommendations a man pulled me aside and said, “Son, we… read more

Pope Francis apologizes for persecution of Pentecostals

By Josephine McKenna / Religion News Service
CASERTA, Italy (RNS) Pope Francis sought forgiveness for decades of persecution of Italian Pentecostals when he met with around 300 evangelicals from the U.S., Argentina and Italy … read more

The death penalty is never humane

By James Alan Fox / USA Today
(RNS) The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution prohibits punishments deemed to be cruel and unusual, a standard to which capital punishment does not rise, at least according to… read more

Christians: There's only one side to pick in Israel vs. Palestine

By Matt Darvas
Right now the world’s press, social-media, Christian circles and church halls around the world are buzzing with the dangerous claims and accusations of influential pastors… read more

Developing the Spirit of a Child in a Montessori Way

By Debi Miller
One hundred seven years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori instituted the Montessori Method, a revolutionary teaching method completely based on the development of a child. Though this… read more

My problem with pluralism

By John Meunier
On Friday, I attended afternoon prayers at the local Islamic Center with my colleagues from CPE. After the prayers were over, one of the Muslim gentlemen came over to our group… read more

Finding God in your Lucky Charms

By Tom Fuerst
A few weeks ago, I went into Walgreens to get a heating patch and some Bengay. After nearly a week of pain in my neck and shoulder and two chiropractor visits, I’d exhausted … read more

Quick links to the Research Library

By Ministry Matters
Quick links to the Research Library Here are just a few of the resources available... The New Interpreter's Bible One Volume CommentaryThe Abingdon New Testament Commentary:… read more

Rockets or not, Birthright still going to Israel

By Oren Dorell / USA Today
(RNS) Rocket fire from terrorists in Gaza may have scared off U.S. and European airlines, but Taglit-Birthright Israel is still sending thousands of young Jews to the famed summer … read more

Nursing home evangelism: Preaching at the last ‘bus stop to eternity’

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (RNS) Rhonda Rowe and her team gathered around a diagram of the nursing home’s floor plan and determined how to split up to avoid praying with anyone twice… read more

Healing and spiritual warfare

By Judith MacNutt
Judith MacNutt talks with Seedbed.com about Christian healing and spiritual warfare. read more

Become a heretic for a while

By Marc Cortez
I recently spent several hours trying to convince a class that Arius was right, the Son is not equal with the Father, and Athanasius blew it. So we looked at all the biblical data … read more
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