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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.

As church leaders, who is getting the best of your time and energy? Your children or your parish? Are you able to step out of a pastoral role when it’s time to be father or mother?

Imagine having the resources you need to spend time in deep reflection with trusted colleagues and some of the brightest academic minds to tackle vexing, adaptive challenges your church is facing and generate resources that will support your ministry.

Though we may not, in church leadership, experience a constant state of joy, I think it valuable to consider what reflecting on the future joy set before us might look like, thus motivating us to endure.

Jessica Fleck explores several lessons she's learned throughout ministry that might be helpful reflections for other leaders.

Rest is security in God’s finished work and being marked by Divine expectation and engagement.

Mission needs to be widened to include the unity and empowerment of the Spirit and the ordering will of the Father in addition to the incarnational love of the Son.