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Praising God Saves Me In My Pain
In the face of illness, death, and disability, Lamentations gives me a script for how to suffer. In 2015, my husband and I opened the doors to our church plant, Renewal Church. We celebrated the tremendous movement of God in our lives and our neighborhood. But the very same week, I woke up...
Emerging Adults: Apathetic or Indifferent to Matters of Faith?
A call to spiritual care among our twenty-somethings. According to research, many emerging adults (those between the ages of 18 and 29) experience a spiritual slump in the years after high school. When comparing 18 to 23-year-olds with the teenagers below them, the National Study of Youth and...
Back by Popular Demand—Church Signs!
It's been far too long, back their back! It’s been way too long since we ran some good church signs. They never cease to end, though, and I think we all enjoy seeing them. So tweet me some good ones and we will get this feature started again. In the meantime, enjoy the ones below. Thanks...
Southern Baptists Want to Expel Churches Over Abuse
President J. D. Greear announces a batch of new proposals, reiterating that congregations that cover up incidents have “no place” in the SBC. After a Houston Chronicle investigation uncovered hundreds of instances of criminal sexual abuse within its churches, Southern Baptist Convention...
One-on-One with Kristen Padilla on Women in Vocational Ministry
Author of ‘Now That I’m Called’ on how churches can better engage and deploy women in vocational ministry. Ed: Tell me about your book Now That I’m Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Vocational Ministry. Kristen: Now That I’m Called is a book written out of two...
Christianity Today Appoints Timothy Dalrymple as New President and CEO
He succeeds Harold Smith, who retires May 1. Christianity Today is announcing the election of Timothy Dalrymple as its president and chief executive officer, effective May 1. The press release announcing the move includes the following: The Christianity Today Board of Directors has unanimously...
How Bible Genealogies Preach the Good News
Jesus’ family tree offers more than a history lesson. We joke that most people fear public speaking more than death, but this has not been the case for me. I am frequently behind a microphone teaching the Bible to large groups with a healthy fear of the text but little fear of the audience. So...
Cliff Sims, 'Team of Vipers,' and Faith inside the White House - Part 1
An interview with the former White House staffer about his new book and the role faith has played in his political career. Ed: Give me a brief picture of your spiritual journey. Cliff: My dad's a Baptist minister. I grew up in a Christian home and came to Christ when I was very, very young....
‘A Theology of Everything’ for a Pluralistic World
Fuller theology professor Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen thinks Catholics and Pentecostals are doing today's best theology. It is rare these days for a theologian to write a full systematic theology—a complete inventory of their theological understanding of all major areas of Christian doctrine...
Half of Millennial Christians Say It’s Wrong to Evangelize
Survey finds young believers want others to know about Jesus. They just don’t want to speak up about it. Millennials used to be the group that churches and ministries were angling to evangelize. Now, all grown up and poised to overtake Baby Boomers as the largest generation, they’re the...
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