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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We believe in the communion of saints

Recalling those who have gone ahead of us like navigators, to lead the way.

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Freeing the web: A human rights and religious freedom agenda

70 percent of the world’s population lives where governments use technology to suppress human rights and religion.

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Does anybody really know what tithing is?

And does anybody really care?

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Here’s to a better tomorrow

God is enticing us into the Great Unknown.

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Pruning season: A time to make room for what matters

Autumn is a reminder that we’ll never bear vital things until we’ve been stripped bare.

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Is the traditional church sinking in a communication storm?

Today communications is all about strategy and it’s essential.

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If you really want to make your pastor’s day

How about faithful participation in the life of the church?

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Dying well

Suicide is a delicate and complex issue. Can it ever be an appropriate Christian response?

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