Features

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September 5, 2013 | In western Massachusetts, a network of ministries is drawing on ancient and modern traditions to attract young people who might not otherwise be interested in church.
Reflection
August 27, 2013 | Our brains are wired to have an automatic system and a thinking system. Sometimes, those halves are in a struggle in the lives of the people we lead and in ourselves.
Q&A
August 27, 2013 | For an organization in which the word is central, the church does a poor job of communicating, says an SMU professor and consultant. She has some advice on how church leaders can do it better.
Sermon
August 27, 2013 | Riddling truth to power, Jesus the jester melts the solidity of the world, rearranging it and calling for new discernment, new perception and new life, says the Duke homiletics professor.
Q&A
August 27, 2013 | Seeing his hometown rally around his dying sister prompted a journalist to move back to the Louisiana community in which he had grown up. But as he writes in his memoir, “The Little Way of Ruthie Leming,” reconciliation was not easy.
Reflection
August 27, 2013 | A pilgrimage in downtown Atlanta showcases young Christian leaders who are passionate about the gospel when it’s wrapped up with the language, customs and concerns of their lives.
Article
August 23, 2013 | Launched 10 years ago by the Christian band Jars of Clay, Blood:Water Mission draws on the power of artists -- musicians, writers, actors and visual artists -- to move people to creative social change.
Reflection
August 12, 2013 | Spellbound by a hymn-whistling tourist, an island pastor learns that even in the malaise of summer, God gives every church all the gifts and graces it needs.
Reflection
August 12, 2013 | Mainline seminaries form future leaders as if theology were the only thing that matters. But they should take a cue from business schools, where behavioral economics is on the rise. We need to recover a more human theology, says the Rev. Ken Evers-Hood.
Article
August 12, 2013 | The executive director of The Association of Theological Schools has three points for new seminary graduates about ministry in a time that has no name, for a future that is not yet here.