The changing shape of denominational tribes

In a word, it’s skinnier.

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We are not alone

There’s significant power in having the courage to name the pain we carry.

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Comic-Con International day two: ‘God is disappointed in you’

A book aimed at popular culture opens the door to dialogue.

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Church shouldn’t be entitled to Sunday

Entitlement becomes a crutch which hinders us from giving God and our community our best.

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A Gospel story, a preacher and two governors

Sometimes doing the right thing is doing the compassionate thing, even when you know you don’t have what it takes.

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I don’t think you know what that means

Church is not about the music, speaking, building, programming or overall functioning of the organization.

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Comic-Con International day one: The day of greed

“Exclusives” draw fans to the kickoff of the nation’s largest convention dedicated to comics and other popular art forms.

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Does your congregation need a ‘church search committee’?

Identifying where a church wants to go is essential before it calls a pastor.

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Sighing with the Spirit

Prayer is not always about stringing words together.

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Owning up to our flaws

There’s a problem with the simplistic worldview that American evangelicalism has spawned.

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Public prayers and the art of conversation

There is much more to learn about one of the most challenging tasks in corporate worship.

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What are we going to do about all those children?

The border crisis is so catastrophic, we overlook a simple factor: We’re talking about the most vulnerable group in this hemisphere.

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Felices son los estupidos

A measure of humility comes with attempts to speak another language.

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Build and tear down

Sometimes the same leader who builds up a church can destroy it.

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The complexity of short-term missions

It has to be more than religious tourism.

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Apocalyptic sex: Lest we forget

Christian history suggests the Church just can’t resolve the flesh/spirit dilemma, past or present.

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Change we can all support: The LGBT issue, part 3

Much has changed for LGBT people in America since Anita Bryant and Jerry Falwell days — change we all can support, I hope.

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Missing the point over the border crisis

Until Congress does its job to reform immigration policy, we have no other option than sheltering and caring for the refugees.

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‘Snowpiercer’ offers distorted image of how God works

Do the well-off have a responsibility to care for the poor?

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Building a high trust leadership culture

Staff issues nearly always figure in the mix in a church conflict.

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