Four books on congregations in decline, and what pastors can do
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “door.”
The preacher maintains a sacred conversation between God and the congregation.
The annual ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids brings artwork—and artists—into places of worship.
When Jesus walks into the locked room, the first thing he offers is peace.
On Easter Sunday, we want to feel triumphant. Instead we get Mark 16.
When I was a youth pastor, I was familiar with John 13—but the idea of footwashing freaked me out.
Graham's altar calls never featured much fire-and-brimstone rhetoric. Neither does Charlotte Elliott's positive, gentle song.
As the years passed, Graham’s list of doctrinal dealbreakers got shorter. He kept preaching his simple, nonsectarian call to faith.
A good joke can reveal the distance between what is and what should be.