When disasters strike, so do “second disasters,” when well-meaning givers offer donations that create more problems than they solve. How can people best help disaster-affected areas?
By Jake Raabe
Citing Wendell Berry, rural pastor Chris McLain argues that small churches shouldn’t be relegated to a “resume builder” for new pastors.
By Chris McLain
Travis Bundrick, director of Strategic Church Solutions for the Williamson Baptist Association in Georgetown, Texas, shares his thoughts on church and ministry.
By Staff / Baptist Standard
For The Week, Damon Linker questions whether the rise of “spiritual but not religious” people necessarily means the fall of the religious right.
By Damon Linker / The Week
Kevin Kim Wright calls for church leaders to emulate Amazon’s “innovative and adaptive” methods to better face today’s cultural shifts and changing demographics.
By Kevin Kim Wright / Faith & Leadership
A director and a member of the Heritage Foundation assert that businesses should not have to comply with local government non-discrimination policies if they go against their religious beliefs.
By Emilie Kao and Laura Cermak / Religion News Service
Hurricane Harvey’s long-term effects ought to be healed through churches’ long-term partnering.
By Myles Werntz
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction, the church must not forget to help small Texas towns recover.
By Zac Harrel
Eron Green, president and CEO of STCH Ministries, shares his thoughts on ministering to children and families.
Jonathan Merritt argues that the LGBT-directed Nashville Statement, created by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, fails to make its case.
By Jonathan Merritt / Religion News Service
When disaster strikes, the church ought to be the first to assume good faith.
By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
Baptist Standard readers weigh in on Joel Osteen’s post-Hurricane Harvey decisions and Johnnie Moore’s choice to remain on President Trump’s evangelical advisory council.