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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I can’t just leave

God called me here.

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‘Gone Girl’: Money, marriage, madness and media in Missouri

A popular book and movie holds up a broken mirror to how we live now. 

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This kind of denomination is dead

Some denominations still maintain diseased practices which require euthanasia.

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Learning to think more clearly about death

Whether we to take medications to extend living, or pills that end it, Life never will be ours to control.

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A new day in America

But will religious liberty be preserved?

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Conversion crisis?

Is it time to reconsider Protestant approaches to religious experience in 21st-century culture? Five ways that could happen.

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If fear wins the day

Courageous acts in the face of Liberia’s Ebola crisis.

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More Wednesdays, fewer Thursdays

Everyone wrestles with career frustration, but clergy are increasingly prone to struggle.

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Responding with love to mental illness

A new partnership will help churches reduce stigma and provide help and healing.

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Fliers on our windows

What we need in this election season.

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Jesus: A political enigma

Simply inserting Jesus’ first-century words in a 21st-century context is like training to play baseball only to find out you are actually playing soccer.

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What our languages are telling us, part 2

Economics and culture impact the languages in which the world communicates.

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The theo-politics of near/far

A system of opposites shapes the way we think about the world and about each other — and colors the way we talk about divisive issues.

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This is what we do

Given an opportunity, churches can demonstrate who they really are — and why they do what they do.

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From sugar-laced Halloween to somber All Saints reflection

What was once a strategic search for candy bars is now shaped by the pain of loss that colors every human life.

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Saints, in fact, don’t do it

All Saints’ Day celebrates the goodness of God, not of humanity.

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