In the wake of violence, pastors have to lead people out of hell. Jesus has been there.
Even the most mechanical routines can transform our inner lives.
Now that 60 is the new 50, creative models are emerging for ministry transitions.
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: "power."
In our current political climate, the preacher struggles to say something both unifying and prophetic.
Denominational meetings can be difficult. My Sunday school class reminds me what's at stake.
Preacher has enough violence to satisfy a small planet of adolescent boys. It also has church budget meetings.
The woman looked at me with fear, pain, and trust—all things that the church has instilled in its faithful all these centuries.
Those of us who sought to change the congregation's communion practice met with indifference. So late one Saturday I took matters into my own hands.
You knew about weakness before you took the vows of ordination. Yet something in your soul made you get out of the boat and try to walk.