If, like me, you’re convinced that the Bible actually has something valuable to say all these centuries after its composition, it’s better to have it in the open position at least occasionally—and to read what’s on its pages.
By Tom Krattenmaker / Religion News Service
What causes a Christian to implode? The life of the ‘man after God’s own heart’ reveals three answers.
By Eric Geiger / Religion News Service
A young pastor friend of mine recently complained of too many senior adults in his congregation. Since I am myself a senior adult, I wondered why that was a problem. It seemed to me that he was missing a great opportunity.
By Mike Queen / Center for Healthy Churches
Upon Barbara Bush’s passing, Jacob Lupfer considers how her faith influenced her influential life.
By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
Are a majority of pastors burned out or depressed, as has been previously and widely reported? According to the Barna Group, the answer is no. (via The Christian Century)
By Amy Frykholm / The Christian Century
When you mock Christians, you’re not mocking who you think you are. (via Bloomberg)
By Stephen L. Carter / Bloomberg
How can a church be more effective at communications when so many different communication avenues exist today?
By Natalie Aho / Center for Healthy Churches
Diana Butler Bass discusses her new book, “Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks.”
By Jana Riess / Religion News Service
Our national game is in trouble. The world of religion offers clues to the causes and consequences of the present troubles.
Religion may offer an important explanation as to why Facebook and other social media platforms are problematic both for society and for individual well-being. (via Sightings: Religion in Public Life)
By A. Trevor Sutton / Sightings: Religion in Public Life
Rev. Tamiko Jones reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years after his assassination: King recognized the hand of God throughout history and that everything in history led up to the time in which Dr. King lived.
By Tamiko Jones / WMU of Texas
Following the resurrection, when Jesus’ charged his disciples with this strategic assignment, his words became their modus operandi. After an inspiring Easter celebration, this is a great week to revisit this pivotal mandate.
By Barry Howard / Center for Healthy Churches