Alan Rudnick

Alan Rudnick

Alan Rudnick is senior pastor of The First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and author of The Work of the Associate Pastor (Judson Press). He blogs for the Albany Times Union on faith, leadership and culture.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 16:58

Robin Williams and the church

How can we create a hospitable culture for those in anguish?

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:17

How to throw away a Bible

Apparently there is no right way.

Thursday, 06 February 2014 19:16

The 'Science Guy' and the Creationist

The Bill Nye-Ken Ham debate over evolution was less than a triumph for the creationist view.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 20:38

Who does God want to win the Super Bowl?

There are many strong Christians in the NFL who have an authentic faith that goes beyond chest pounding or pointing to the sky after a touchdown.

Friday, 06 December 2013 15:12

Nelson Mandela: Peace wager

Today, let us remember Nelson Mandela and wage peace in his honor.

Thursday, 28 November 2013 15:09


Resist consumerism. Put down the credit card and pick up a fork with family and friends this Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 17:13

RG3 and dying churches

An NFL team’s season-ending loss is a parable for dying churches that wait until too late in the game to make changes that might affect their outcome.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:06

Take a digital fast this Advent

Driving to Virginia to spend Thanksgiving with my family I wasn’t thinking about turkey, cranberry sauce or who would get to try their luck at the wishbone. I thought about only one thing: Twitter.