The spiritual practice of pressing on

There is always something worth finding on the other side of fear.

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Called or not?

Listening for prompts from God about the meaning of our lives.

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Where’s Barnabas?

It is impossible to measure the positive impact we can have when we develop the habit of encouragement.

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Guns and suicide — how ministers can make a difference

How ministers can save lives by helping suicidal people stay away from their own guns.

By David Gushee

Follow David: @dpgushee

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The happiness U-curve

Believe it or not, life after 50 is much, much better.

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The busybody of Christ

Of course, we love God. We come to church, don’t we?

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Callings

Taking the gospel into the streets may bring rapid transformation, but often healing is a long time coming.

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What kind of church are we building?

A gospel community convinced that Jesus’ message can change the world will find itself on the margins, actively welcoming strangers, modeling radical justice.

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The new normal for churches

Yes, attendance is declining. But maybe it will free us up to get back to what we’ve been here to do all along.

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Libby Allen’s bucket list

The director of admissions of Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology for 17 years has actually been completing her list for a long time.

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Fledglings take flight

Helping churches make the shift in a new religious landscape.

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Thinking about you on Mother’s Day, dear Mary

Many mothers are still crying and suffering today like you did.

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Beyond the thumbnail image

The greatest barrier to us in realizing the complexity of reality can be the image we’ve chosen to represent that reality.

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Keeping the faith in interfaith

Growing closer to the ones God made.

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Becoming a green-light church, again

It will mean abandoning safety and self-preservation.

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Sifting the conscience

Almost 230 years after the Constitution was adopted, a “more Perfect Union” remains beyond our grasp.

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4 ways tension will make your church a better congregation

But can we handle it?

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A Baby Boomer, a Millennial, and the Kingdom of God

Finding light in the darkness.

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Sabbath: The spiritual practice of exhaling

Developing the muscle memory to rest.

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A new church is coming (part 2)

The church is ever being reformed.

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