Features

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?
Reflection
April 3, 2014 | If the church wants to remain relevant for students and the youth generation, it should increase and amplify its call to action on climate change, says a young Christian leader.</p>
Article
March 24, 2014 | Mainline Protestantism has been slow to create new models of clergy leadership development that take into account the disruptive forces acting in congregations and the culture.
Q&A
March 24, 2014 | The dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School rejects the notion that the church is dying and sees the job of the divinity school as preparing students financially, spiritually and professionally to lead in a church that is changing.
Article
March 24, 2014 | An interactive Web television program features meditation, jazz, chat-room conversations and weekly communion.
Q&A
March 24, 2014 | New programs and interventions often seem sure to work. But success is rare, and evaluation is critical to understanding whether and why efforts to help underserved people are in fact effective, says an evaluation research methodologist.
Reflection
March 24, 2014 | Connecting with people and institutions outside the walls of the church isn’t a job for professional staff alone, says the author of “7 Creative Models for Community Ministry.”
Article
March 21, 2014 | In a divisive time of culture wars and hot-button social issues, CityServe Portland focuses on what people have in common, bringing them together to love and serve their city.