Twenty-five years ago today the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas burned to the ground with cult leader David Koresh and 75 of his followers inside. Religious leaders who watched the tragedy play out close up reflect on what, if anything, could have prevented it.
Churches should just be themselves, and live into their gifts in their settings. And don’t worry if the generation born roughly between 1980 and 2000 is going to show up (because they probably won’t).
James Roberts is no fan of people using smartphones in church, even if it’s to follow scripture readings. For one, it can be distracting to others. And for the user, a Bible app can lead to checking texts, e-mails and…
A group of Christians often labeled as “progressive evangelicals” will hold a revival — in Lynchburg, Va., a center of conservative Christianity — designed to reconnect that old-time religion with concern and activism for social justice.
It isn’t gimmicks but honesty that’s needed to heal the growing rift between young people and the church.
Congregations across the country are struggling to remain, or even achieve, relevance in their communities. The struggle is just as difficult for seminaries seeking to serve those churches.
The aim of the ecumenical process was not to merge Baptists and Methodists into one large institution but to enable the two traditions to bring their different gifts to bear in a common way that benefits society.
The diversity and scope of Saturday’s March for Our Lives was as surprising as it was inspiring, say many of the youth involved in the protests against gun violence in American schools that were held in Washington and around the nation. And for some of those, it was their Christian faith which prompted them to participate.
A poll conducted to gauge the importance registered voters place on political endorsements may also offer subtle hints about the state of evangelical support for Donald Trump. The Morning Consult survey, released March 15, sampled nearly 2,000 Americans to determine…