Is your church fragile or agile?

Know how to say no to many good things that are of secondary importance.

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Contrary consciences

The religious pluralism that alarmed John Cotton (and Franklin Graham?) and which Roger Williams anticipated, has overtaken us.

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Finding the better path

Each of us has an opportunity to choose behavior that reflects grace and selfless love, to live out the undeniable truth that we belong to each other.

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Millennials and evangelism: An attempt at dialogue

Can we embrace the idea of sharing our stories without the compulsion to be right all the time?

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The spiritual practice of load shedding

It may be necessary to shed some things in order to recognize God’s power in our midst.

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An encompassing Christology

God’s plan to bring all together through Christ is the fulcrum of Holy Scripture.

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Looking for new ways to measure ministry?

You’ll need a clear mission statement and your church will need to know what that is.

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The conversation churches do not want to have

How many staff members a church needs and can afford is a conversation that no one wants to have, but good stewardship demands it.

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Musical Chairs and the leaders of dying organizations

Being the last person at the helm could be a place of honor more than shame, if the leader thinks creatively.

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Uncluttering

Making our lives, and our churches, simpler.

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Losing Sunday

For ministers, Sunday isn’t just another day at the office.

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Dunn deals

Memories of a Baptist preacher, professor, ethicist, religious liberty advocate, prophet and relentless pain in the American religious and political establishment.

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A lavish welcome to the table

Exclusion from communion hurt more than I expected. Until I felt a hand on my shoulder.

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Which direction are you headed in?

The church has a hard time thinking about the future.

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When the Klan came to our revival

Reflecting on it 45 years later.

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Pursuing a well-lived life

It is our refusal to live within limits that is our original sin.

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I want to belong

For church leaders, that can pose a unique challenge.

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A humble plea: Go easy on your pastor

There’s a lot on our cultural plate. Tensions are high. That makes it challenging to be a leader of any church.

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To countless Baptists, James Dunn was an instrumental influence

Here’s why.

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The biggest losers

Many white Southerners suffer from a deep-seated identity crisis. Why?

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