‘Revival’ live webcast

By Shane Raynor, Adam Hamilton
Shane Raynor interviews Adam Hamiton about “Revival,” Adam's latest project from Abingdon Press. They discuss Adam's travels to England where he followed the life of… read more

Why I accept Mark Driscoll’s apology … and you should, too

By Jonathan Merritt / Religion News Service
(RNS) We’ve just concluded another week in American evangelicalism. Which is to say, we’ve witnessed another Mark Driscoll blunder. This has been a rough year for the… read more

Worship for Kids: August 24, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child’s Point of View Old Testament: Exodus 1:8-2:10. If you have been preaching on the Joseph saga, point out to the children that these Hebrews are the great, great … read more

Reward: Helping people transition to another church

By Andrew J. Young II
Pastor, we’re leaving the church . . .” can be the start of one of the most gutwrenching conversations any minister will have. But over the past eighteen years of… read more

Warning: be prepared for suicide

By Michele R. Morton
Do you know a family who has experienced suicide? Maybe your family has. The tragedy of suicide is common. Yet, as pastoral caregivers, we shudder and shy away. I was in denial… read more

Reward: Helping children in grief

By Joseph M. Primo
Sometimes people are open and honest with me because they think I know what I’m talking about. Don’t all people in leadership roles? At the same time, though, people… read more

Peril: toils and snares of ministry

By Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner
A church, synagogue, cathedral, temple, mosque, or parish can be a dangerous place. In the Protestant tradition, there is a well-known song with a comforting line: “Through… read more

Peril: no Lone Rangers allowed

By Karen Lampe
The call came in on a Monday morning. The pastor described himself as someone who was “over the top” and “beyond his capacity” to give what his midsize… read more

Intelligences: incorporate all of them

By Barbara Bruce
For the past twenty plus years I have been a disciple of Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard University and his theory of “Multiple Intelligences.” In 1983 he spoke to a… read more

Naming and claiming the future of your children

By Tom Fuerst
Even though he’s only three years old, nearly every day and every night, I tell my son, “Buddy, I want you to grow up to be a good man.” At different times and… read more

Gay, Christian and ... celibate: The changing face of the homosexuality debate

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) When Julie Rodgers came out as a lesbian at age 17, her mom responded by taking her to an ex-gay ministry in Dallas. Rodgers had grown up in a nondenominational evangelical… read more

‘Rock star’ pastors lose their luster

By Tom Krattenmaker / USA Today
(RNS) It’s not easy being a celebrity pastor these days with that pesky Internet around. Consider the struggles of Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Faced with… read more
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