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When someone asks you what you’ve achieved in life, what do you say? If you’re like me, I naturally tend to rattle off my education,...

I have spent a few weekends over the past few months with the community of Good Works, Inc. in Athens, Ohio (www.good-works.net). This organization...

Against the advice of Dionysius (ironically, the god of madness), Midas asked for the power to turn everything he touched to gold—to power, wealth,...

I’m beginning the final lap of seminary, and there’s a common question that typically arises that goes something like this: What’s your plan post-graduation? Ah, yes....

In 1994, a thirty-year-old Wall Street executive left a high paying job to launch an online concept called Amazon.com. The company did not turn...

  Church Leader Voices highlights the work of church leaders in a variety of ministry settings from around the world. At the age of 78, Jim...

This past Holy Week, three experiences re-shaped the way I understand the relationship between the church and American culture. SCENE ONE: THE TRIP TO THE...

I used to wonder how the Israelites could have forgotten God’s faithfulness so quickly after being delivered out of Egypt. God had worked such...

Teddy Ray, Lead Pastor at Offerings First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Ky., had been pastoring for 10 years before he knew he was...

In my work on Conference staff, I encounter churches who desire to have more (and more diverse) young people attending and leading in their...

This is part two of an article written by Brian & Callie Troyer. For part 1, see previous post. 4. Orphan care is a command, not...

Most of us have some kind of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” connection with adoption. Maybe a childhood friend was adopted, a family member...

When churches emphasize a focus on Lent, it has a way of grafting the body together into an intentional focus on Jesus.

The God of the Ages—the Infinite One—didn’t send us a Polaroid. In the fullness of time he came to us himself and flooded the void, capturing time with grace.