Ministry challenges in the oil boom
For some churches in North Dakota, the oil boom is a threat. For others it's an opportunity to relate to new neighbors.
A pastor and a poet talk about God
"We aren't the first people to experience God as the slice and the stitches at the exact same time. The paradox is ancient. Jesus embodied it."
What keeps kids connected to church?
We youth ministers have often tried to make our ministries cool enough to compete. But every teen knows that the church is not cool.
In preparing the new PCUSA hymnal, our committee may have made some wrong decisions. But they weren't careless or cavalier ones.
Why hymnals matter
Many churchgoers greet the announcement of a new hymnal with a single puzzled, even outraged question: Why?
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