How the church fails the divorced
Divorce is a time when we most need our brothers and sisters in faith. Yet churches and clergy often ignore divorcing people.
The divided left and the demise of a movement
"We are the 99 percent" was a brilliant rallying cry. But those five words were Occupy's essential contribution, and they came at the start.
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.
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