On megachurches, Millennials and modernism

What Frank Lloyd Wright can teach us about church’s true function.

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After Ferguson, a letter to my children

None of us will be free until all of us are free.

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Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

It’s key to imagining God’s positive dream for a church’s future.

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The season to ‘stir-it up’

Beginning with thanks for what God has given and ending with wonder at what God has done.

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Churches less inclined to look to denominations for resources

Denominations need to realize — they can’t provide everything to everyone.

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A Chilean love story: A Catholic priest and his wife

The most amazing thing is that these weathered saints’ are still devoted to the church.

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Thanksgiving Day, 2060

On marriage, covenant and Thanksgiving Day, 2060.

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Religion’s killing fields: When will we ever learn?

Religious people have been decapitating, burning, hacking and bombing each other to death in God’s name for a long time.

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Endings and beginnings — both essential to healthy churches

Finding a balance in the new and the old.

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Evangelism implosion

No single approach adequately embodies what churches need to live out the call to make disciples.

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Has church become a fairytale?

Youths need to see models of relationships in real life — including the hard ones.

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Humblebragging — a double technical foul

The culture wants to be awesome and self-effacing at the same time.

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We really do love you, honey, but …

What happens when the child you expected isn’t the child you got?

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Balancing a congregation’s spiritual diet

It’s ironic that Baptists, who have divided over how much we believe the Bible, often spend very little time in worship services actually reading God’s Word aloud.

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Connection between parents, children is at heart of ‘Interstellar’

It only looks like a science fiction film.

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No longer singing alone

The community of faith pulls us toward a shared melody of hope and promise that will not let us forget God’s persistent invitation.

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The secret to congregational vitality

But it’s not a short-term fix.

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Respecting the lived religion of others

And in doing so, seeking the things that make for peace.

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‘Underside’ ministry may redeem Christianity’s reputation

It’s time for our society to see humble Christianity.

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19.6 million — and my dad

Why we need a day to remember veterans.

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