My life as a nonjoiner
When I was baptized at 12, I refused what Baptists call “the right hand of fellowship.” I wanted the water but not the fellowship.
My struggles with the creed
When the congregation starts reciting the creed, I do one of two things: argue with it in my head, or zone out and stop listening.
The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening
How Christianity Is Changing and Why
A Dialogue on Children, Youth, and a New Kind of Christianity
Help for Leaders Drowning in the Details of Running a Church
What are the best books for ministry written in the 21st century? We asked seven pastors to pick their favorites. — Ed.
How retraditioning, innovation, teams and mututality can help us as we face what's to come
We can't predict the future, but we can look at the interesting things that are happening now, and we can dream about where God might be calling us. When imagining what might be coming, there are a few approaches or attitudes that can orient us.
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