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?
Our spring books issue's reviews include Stanley Hauerwas on David Gushee, Shirley Hershey Showalter on Sonia Sotomayor, Ralph Wood on Rowan Williams and more.
Our spring books issue includes the following annotated lists of new titles: Old Testament, theology and ethics.
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