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The Future of the Church Belongs to Millennials

Millennials are incredibly diverse — so how can the church adapt to engage this generation?

What I Learned at the Parliament of the World’s Religions

After a weekend with more than 10,000 people of faith, I returned home with three key takeaways.

Pastors: 10 Tips For Setting Wise Boundaries

Christian leaders must learn to use — but not abuse — their power.

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7 Stages of White Identity

How I evolved from being ignorant of my white identity to using it to extend the kingdom of God.

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Southern Baptists

Are Southern Baptists even Southern? Why don’t they baptize babies? And more.

5 Reasons Churches Need Diversity

We cannot forget that in a divided society, the church must model unity.

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7 Things Not to Say to the Atheist in Your Family

These tips should help make family visits more pleasant for everyone.

7 Reasons Thanksgiving Is Way Better than Christmas

Why we should be grateful for some holiday calm before the Christmas storm.

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Church Community Should Be Messy

Church leaders: let’s challenge ourselves to prioritize love over comfort in our communities.

Building a Church That Isn’t “A Middle Finger to Everybody from the Neighborhood”

Jordan Rice’s goal for his newly launched Renaissance Church is to love Harlem without changing it.

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How a Pastor in Suburban Baltimore Diversified His African-American Church

When Jimmy Rollins pushed for ethnic and culture changes at his church, many members left. Then the church blossomed like never before.

More Diversity, More Drums for U.S. Churches

A new study finds more congregations are open to gays lesbians, racial diversity, and exuberant worship experiences.

The Crucified God in Ferguson

What I’ve learned from living in the most diverse neighborhood in all of America.

New Church Growth Strategy: Intentional Ethnic Diversity

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

Giving Thanks for Non-traditional Families

The fact that families are increasingly diverse and non-traditional is something to be thankful for.