10 ways pastors can engage church conflict

The church must be the voice that reclaims thoughtful debate and insists upon it.

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Among the not-yet-housed

What if addressing the “yet-to-be” became an overpowering promise and motivation for who we are as the people of God?

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5 ways to respond when your pastor actually turns out to be human

Sometimes a congregation has to manage a level of discomfort in that reality.

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Repent and follow Jesus: A plea for radicalism

Welcome to Christianity without Jesus — where we spend all of our time on issues that love settled long ago.

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52 questions Jesus is still asking

Can we allow the questions to read us and to be changed by them?

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The charism of creativity

As the church occupies a different cultural space in our time, God is summoning the charism of creativity in leaders and congregations.

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The Incarnation matters all year long

When Christ took on human flesh, God was announcing, “Flesh is not bad; it is God’s.”

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When you stop coming to church

It’s easier than you would imagine to move from infrequent attendance to no attendance.

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Work in the new office — an opportunity for spiritual formation

Followers of Jesus will have to adjust for maximum influence and impact.

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Happy New Life!

Live on our own terms — not as screaming fans of the airbrushed and photoshopped lives of others.

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Contending with texts

Two millennia after “the Word became flesh,” we still contend with sacred texts, frequently intensifying disputes over their authority and content.

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When miracles fly thick

The salvation ushered in by the birth of Messiah is God’s dream for the world, coming to be right here and now.

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Hoping for more Luke, less Matthew

At first glance, this year seems tragically similar to last year.

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¡Feliz Noche Buena!

Estamos invitados a unirnos al proyecto de Dios de dar liberación y vida abundante a toda la humanidad.

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¡Feliz Noche Buena! (Merry Good Night!)

We are invited to join in God’s project of liberation and abundant life for all of God’s children.

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Watch of wondering love

Love constructs a channel to understanding.

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Stoking the flames of Advent

What do we do when we come face to face with the raw pain present in many lives?

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Surprised by God

There are moments when the routine becomes something altogether unexepected.

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Why I pray for Christmas miracles

Hope was born because we dared to believe that on this night of nights, anything might be possible with God.

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What does it mean to be human?

Instead of reacting to the next headline, it is important for people of faith to figure out who they are in the first place.

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