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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.

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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.

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Calling on My Fellow Christians To Move Past Cyber Bullying

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

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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.

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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.

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What the Freedom Summer Volunteers Can Teach Us About Faith

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

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New Church Growth Strategy: Intentional Ethnic Diversity

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

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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.

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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.