A study finds that most young people believe it’s not OK to use cellphones at church, though one Baptist pastor says many use smartphones to access Scripture during worship.

Published in Culture

Using crayons, colored pens or pencils to focus the mind while praying or to contemplate Scripture can be as beneficial as walking a prayer labyrinth or creating an icon, say ministers of spiritual formation

Published in Culture
Friday, 04 September 2015 06:05

Jesus loves hippie churches

And we need more of them.

Published in Columns

We have traded one form of uniformity for another, once again on the basis that this is “what works.”

Published in Columns

Growing pressures toward shorter sermons seems to be coming more from older church members, ministers say.

Published in Social Issues

A Barna Group study finds that Americans are increasingly remaining in the communities where they live, giving hope to pastors and others that more relationships can be established with church neighbors. But they also warn that congregations must become more relevant to those in surrounding neighbhorhoods.

Published in Social Issues
Friday, 05 December 2014 11:36

Should churches ditch the stand-and-greet?

A Southern Baptist Convention leader says the widely used ritual can be off-putting to first-time visitors.

Published in Congregations

And they predict those turned off by Christianity may be attracted to congregations that are more intentional about worship.

Published in Theology
Friday, 14 November 2014 13:09

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.

Published in Commentaries

Churches increasingly opt for the latter, but some Christian musicians say abandoning choirs is a bad idea.

Published in Herald Magazine
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