As Père Diegue surveyed the unfinished classroom, he remarked: “I’m beginning to understand why I am here.”
At first I resented the costly repairs. Then I took a closer look.
David Hollinger shows how the social gospel principles that drove mission abroad boomeranged back home.
Amid rising homelessness, congregations are building affordable housing.
A physical space can be at the vital center of ministry—if you don't make it an idol.
Four books on congregations in decline, and what pastors can do
An annotated list of the best new titles
Can Christians display a life together that’s as compelling as war?
What humankind needs is a love that sticks around, a love that stays put, a love that hangs on. That’s what the cross is.
The point isn't the money; it's the risk.
"I feel like a Hospice nurse," I sighed as I set down my bags. I had so many funerals in my small congregation that I had little time for anything other than caring for the dying.
I wonder if Paul has Euripides in mind.
“Social entrepreneurship" involves innovators who address problems in society and advance a particular social mission to serve a larger good. We Christians have long had people who fulfilled this role, people who founded the Salvation Army, Goodwill and many hospitals and universities.But in the last few decades churches and denominations seem to have lost their steam. Have we Christians lost our sense of social entrepreneurship?