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4 Characteristics of Emotionally Healthy Churches

Pastors should follow these practices before making any hasty decisions.

7 Reasons It’s Hard to Be Single in the Church

Churches should reconsider the (painful) messages they (unintentionally) send singles.

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Why Christian Denominations Aren’t Going Away

I see the benefit of “mere Christianity,” but also of church life in its glorious particularity.

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The Dismembered Body of Christ

We often draw lines in the sand to define “us” and “them” so “we” can prosper and “they” can look upon “us” with stupefaction.

What Jesus Thought of Giving Good Money to Bad Religion

The famous story of the widow’s two coins is not about a poor person’s generosity, but a rich religion’s corruption.

Calling on My Fellow Christians To Move Past Cyber Bullying

People tend to be jerks online. So what can Christians do about it?

Southern Baptist Pastors Express Concerns Over Religious Liberty

The Southern Baptist Convention takes the pulse of its pastors’ views on religious freedom issues in the United States.

Churches Are the Front Lines in the Battle for Mental Health

Studies show that people struggling with mental health issues often turn to pastors first. Too often, they receive only prayer and bad advice.

What the Freedom Summer Volunteers Can Teach Us About Faith

Looking back at the Freedom Summer movement half a century later.

New Church Growth Strategy: Intentional Ethnic Diversity

How some traditionally white churches and denominations are staving off attendance decline through diversification strategies.

Are Millennials Really Leaving the Church? Yes — but Mostly White Millennials 

All the hand-wringing stories about young adults leaving religion overlooks the vibrancy and growth of multiethnic churches.

How to Get Millennials Interested in Organized Religion

For all the talk of young adults leaving religion, many communities of faith are seeing growth among Millennials. Here are seven things they’re doing right.

Gay Christians Go to Your Church. How Should the Church Engage Them?

Five ways churches can better address the realities of gay people in their congregation.

Ten Ways to Make Your Church Autism-Friendly

The author of the Church of England’s autism guidelines shares advice any church can follow.

The Internet Is Not Killing Religion. So What Is?

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

Report: Multisite Churches Are Growing

Most multisite churches are growing in both size and levels of congregational involvement.

At Christmas, A Rare Collaboration to Restore an Ancient Church

A 21st century Bethlehem miracle? This year, the three churches that share responsibility for the Church of the Nativity came together for an act of restoration.