Tom Ehrich | Religion News Service

Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the author of “Just Wondering, Jesus” and founder of the Church Wellness Project. His website is Follow Tom on Twitter @tomehrich

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5 Ways Churches Are Hurting Themselves

Christianity isn’t in trouble at all. Churches are in trouble. Here’s why.

The Bad Biblical Scholarship of Christian Radio

Well-funded, well-produced Christian radio stations are selling toxic waste as America’s only salvation.

Rolling a Joint: Metaphor for a Nation Losing Its Way

This is the casual face of anomie — the breakdown of moral guidance and resulting alienation from society.

The Internet Is Not Killing Religion. So What Is?

Why is religion in decline in the modern world? And what can save it?

COMMENTARY: The buck never stops

RNS () — It was a strange, but telling, spectacle when those who billed the government millions for working on … Continued

Democracy is a marketplace of (sometimes obnoxious) ideas

RNS () — Time was when a determined minority vowed to change the nation’s collective mind about racial integration and … Continued

COMMENTARY: Challenge and disruption

RNS () — I had the privilege of teaching a pastoral theology class at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, … Continued

COMMENTARY: Old habits die hard

RNS () — I got fitted for a custom-tailored suit this week. Not because I suddenly found a pot of … Continued

COMMENTARY: Stepping in when politicians step aside

POLAND, Ohio — A straggle of kids came up for children’s time at Poland Presbyterian Church, a 211-year-old congregation established … Continued

COMMENTARY: The day the buzz died

NEW YORK — I have noticed something eerie recently. I walk past Best Buy on Fifth Avenue and feel no … Continued

COMMENTARY: Somebody else’s problem

RNS () — IBM’s decision to cut loose 110,000 retirees from its company health plan continues a disturbing trend toward … Continued

The shameful politics of scorn

RNS () — I got a glimpse into the politics of scorn this week. The visual was a photo accompanying … Continued

COMMENTARY: Change at the top

RNS () — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s surprise decision to retire does more than throw the technology industry into a … Continued

COMMENTARY: Searching for a new imprint

RNS () — Out of nowhere, I felt an urge to listen to Willie Nelson’s epic album “Stardust,” a collection … Continued

COMMENTARY: Making do amid the perfectionists

RNS () — Two Sunday meetings prevented my going to the country with the family. So on Saturday, I took … Continued

COMMENTARY: Moving backward on racial progress

SEWANEE, Tenn. — After passing through the Gothic campus of Sewanee: The University of the South, we came to an … Continued

Connecting online and in person

RNS () — A tech writer’s obituary for PCWorld’s print magazine — part tongue-in-cheek, part nostalgia riff — reminded me … Continued

COMMENTARY: When giants fall

Businesses fail every day. So do films, industrial parks, hospitals, churches, and marriages. Dreams and hard work don’t always win … Continued

COMMENTARY: The reckless right-wing war on America

It is tragic to watch contemptuous right-wingers declaring war on America. With little heed for consequences on either actual people … Continued

COMMENTARY: Learning to love complexity

Tumult in Egypt reminds me how complicated the world can be, especially for a culture like our own that is … Continued