Alan Rudnick

Alan Rudnick

Alan Rudnick is senior pastor of The First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and author of The Work of the Associate Pastor (Judson Press). He blogs for the Albany Times Union on faith, leadership and culture.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:14

Evangelicals must learn from Vatican report

We can find a way to come to a common table and learn to be with “the other.”

Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:05

RG3, false persecution and Christianity

At times, it will be inconvenient to be a Christian, but that’s no reason to skew the truth.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:58

Robin Williams and the church

How can we create a hospitable culture for those in anguish?

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:17

How to throw away a Bible

Apparently there is no right way.

Thursday, 06 February 2014 14:16

The 'Science Guy' and the Creationist

The Bill Nye-Ken Ham debate over evolution was less than a triumph for the creationist view.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 15:38

Who does God want to win the Super Bowl?

There are many strong Christians in the NFL who have an authentic faith that goes beyond chest pounding or pointing to the sky after a touchdown.

Friday, 06 December 2013 10:12

Nelson Mandela: Peace wager

Today, let us remember Nelson Mandela and wage peace in his honor.

Thursday, 28 November 2013 10:09


Resist consumerism. Put down the credit card and pick up a fork with family and friends this Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 12:13

RG3 and dying churches

An NFL team’s season-ending loss is a parable for dying churches that wait until too late in the game to make changes that might affect their outcome.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 06:06

Take a digital fast this Advent

Driving to Virginia to spend Thanksgiving with my family I wasn’t thinking about turkey, cranberry sauce or who would get to try their luck at the wishbone. I thought about only one thing: Twitter.