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Reflection
April 21, 2014 | Carr UMC's new pastor arrived fresh out of divinity school, filled with passion and impatience. But her real ministry, she soon discovered, would be to help the church give up its life for the sake of the gospel.
Article
April 21, 2014 | Leaders in mainline Protestantism need to look beyond the stereotypical congregation to envision new ways of gathering as God's people.
Q&A
April 21, 2014 | The author of “Making Hope Happen” says that hope can be cultivated and shared.
Q&A
April 21, 2014 | The leader of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship talks about what it means to be a 21st-century organization -- and what she learned about leadership from riding a racehorse in Texas.
Reflection
April 21, 2014 | Andy Crouch’s recent book on power helps us understand that institutions are where Christians become Christians. And leaders, those in power, are the ones who shape institutional life.
Reflection
April 21, 2014 | It is in military chaplaincy, perhaps more than anywhere else in the religious world, that people from every theological background are thrown together and forced to find a way forward, an Army chaplain says.
Article
April 17, 2014 | Six years after being given a dying church's building, Shepherd's House UMC, an African immigrant congregation in Durham, NC, is a beacon of renewal.
Blog entry
April 14, 2014 | Looking back can be a deeply creative experience -- grounding us, reinvigorating us, inspiring us.
Blog entry
April 11, 2014 | Rather than continuing to underemploy young workers, congregations and organizations must invest in nurturing their careers and advocating for living wages.
Reflection
April 7, 2014 | Final essay in a seven-part series. If we expect to see the kingdom of God, writes the New Testament scholar, we should expect to suffer.
Reflection
April 7, 2014 | In the wake of the World Vision controversy, a young writer asks, can we set aside our principles on the issues that divide us for the sake of a principle that we share in common -- alleviating poverty?
Q&A
April 7, 2014 | The noted evangelical leader explains why he's closing his ministry organization, the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, after more than 40 years.
Reflection
April 7, 2014 | As a tough winter gives way to spring, a pastor on an island cut off many times during the season wonders if her church has fared a little too well in isolation.
Reflection
April 3, 2014 | Two decades after she was pulled from a mass grave, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide reminds us not to hold Rwanda in the memory of its past but to honor those who embody the hope of their nation’s present and future.
Article
April 3, 2014 | Can the Ecumenical Lenten Carbon Fast help reverse climate change and revitalize the church at the same time?