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  1. My Road to Accountability

    Articles My Road to Accountability

    My own experience with accountability started in my teenage years, the summer after my sophomore year in high school, when my youth pastor, Tom, sought me out and asked me if I…

  2. A Higher Standard for Membership

    Articles A Higher Standard for Membership

    In the spring of 1979, my husband Michael and I landed in a small church beside a county road in Ginghamsburg, Ohio. Coming from a “country club” church on the east…

  3. Let the Children Come: Kids Coming to Church Without Parents

    Articles Let the Children Come: Kids Coming to Church Without Parents

    “Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; but Jesus said, …

  4. Transfer of Power: The Vows of Baptism

    Articles Transfer of Power: The Vows of Baptism

    One Sunday when I was out of town and therefore out of my pulpit, I attended a local church for worship. It is not often that I was able to see worship from the pew side, and I…

  5. Recovering Scripture Memorization

    Articles Recovering Scripture Memorization

    Biblical literacy and Bible study aren’t where they need to be. You can turn it around. The results are not encouraging for church leaders: Only about two-thirds of…

  6. A Safe Place to Doubt

    Articles A Safe Place to Doubt

    When I was in college, just entering the first stages of a faith crisis, I worked part time as a nanny for a widowed professor of church history who taught at the school I…

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