Thursday, 31 October 2013 17:18

Unwrapping the church

Questions about identity and calling in a congregation are rarely answered with the application of prepackaged strategies.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
Monday, 21 October 2013 12:24

The perils of self-preservation

One of the glories of being created in the image of God is that we are invited to live at a higher level than instincts or feelings.

Published in Vital Signs
Thursday, 17 October 2013 16:58

The worst new church member speech ever

“Take up your cross and follow” can be a hard sell in a consumer culture.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 17:41

Discernment

Quick-fix thinking can hinder congregations during times of anxiety.

Published in Commentaries
Friday, 11 October 2013 15:32

Book says faith overcomes discrimination

Contributions document how an ecumenical movement opposed an Alabama law illegalizing ministry to undocumented immigrants. The book should also remind Baptists that they were once reviled minorities, and that they should conduct themselves accordingly, a prominent theologian says.

Published in People
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 16:30

Stuck in the messy middle

“We are not that kind of Baptist” begs the question, “What kind of Baptist are we?”

Published in Commentaries
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 18:14

Ministry as tug-of-war

Managing tensions inherent in church life can lead to stronger leadership teams.

Published in Commentaries
Monday, 07 October 2013 17:59

Five tools for ministry success

Wise ministers and their churches are constantly looking for ways to be more like the people God has called us to be.

Published in Vital Signs
Friday, 04 October 2013 16:23

The pastoral prophetic edge

The pastor’s prophetic witness isn’t always obvious or dramatic, but it is real.

Published in Commentaries
Thursday, 03 October 2013 18:30

Government shutdown comes to church

You may have heard: we’re having a little national crisis right now.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
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