Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:18

Unwrapping the church

Questions about identity and calling in a congregation are rarely answered with the application of prepackaged strategies.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
Friday, 18 October 2013 12:39

At church with the Carters

Gathering for worship is a big deal, whether or not the congregation includes a former president of the United States.

Published in Seriously Funny
Thursday, 17 October 2013 12:58

The worst new church member speech ever

“Take up your cross and follow” can be a hard sell in a consumer culture.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
Friday, 16 August 2013 08:41

Snake charmers

Who knows? Maybe the upcoming reality series on snake-handling preachers will inspire a bevy of church-related viewing fare.

Published in Seriously Funny
Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:34

On-the-job training

After a decade in ministry, a pastor shares lessons that they didn’t teach in seminary.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
Thursday, 25 July 2013 13:24

Why church matters

To know fully why church is an important part of life takes more than the pastor saying so.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
Friday, 19 July 2013 14:53

I had no choice but write this column

Justin Bieber’s 40 million followers on Twitter are more easily explained than this guy’s adoring fans.

Published in Seriously Funny
Thursday, 06 June 2013 11:13

What happened to the Baptists?

Will Campbell, a farmer, author and social activist who died June 3 at age 88, brought characteristic wit and wisdom to these remarks to directors, staff and friends of Associated Baptist Press on Oct. 27, 1994.

Published in Commentaries
Thursday, 02 May 2013 14:17

A letter to the SBNR

Instead of spending so much energy trying to repackage religion for the religious “nones,” maybe churches should focus on being faithful to God.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:12

When the truth shouts

As unwelcome as it may seem at the time, hearing hard truths spoken in love opens the door to spiritual growth.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
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