By: Jim Kelsey We live in a time when people have a lot to say and say it with great conviction. Often abrasively so. As Christians, we should practice redemptive communication, which begins with a humility that fosters trust.
By: Simon Jones In an age when fake news overwhelms us and when few Christians are able to connect their faith to economics and politics, we must be guided by the truth of Scripture to shape the way we live.
By: Jennifer Bryson While Christians may be good about talking to or even at Muslims, we need to do more "sacrificial listening." Such conversations may not necessarily lead to agreement, but they have the potential to reach understanding.
By: Joe LaGuardia What happens when people in churches have irreconcilable differences that discernment cannot overcome? Scripture reveals 4 ways that such conflicts can lead to new seasons of ministry.
By: Dennis Bickers When churches face change, a leader can't make the mistake of a lack of communication. During change, communication is crucial. Most people in church will do the right thing when they have the right information.
By: Colin Harris The intensity of our current political climate allows truthful and more complete information to be replaced by propaganda. Misinformation becomes the wind that blows the weather vane of ethics in all directions.
By: EthicsDaily Staff How do companies achieve success? When they communicate and demonstrate the importance of their core values and ethics, they are able to attract and retain quality employees, a study says.
By: Guy Sayles Despite the current climate of extreme rhetoric, people hunger for words that inspire hope and hearten the discouraged. Christians need to speak sustaining, life-building and grace-giving words.
By: Mitch Carnell Nothing says more about a person's caring than his or her willingness to listen without judgment or interruption. Sometimes, our greatest ministry is simply to be 100 percent present in the moment.
By: John Pierce Honest students of the Bible are aware that they see through cultural lenses in pursuit of timeless truths. Being aware of cultural influences will allow you to distinguish between the divine and cultural assumptions.
By: Stephen Holmes A good sermon does what the text does. Like a mock reality TV show, bad preaching merely describes how the text did its work. Follow the first rule of good storytelling: Show, don't tell.
By: James Gordon There's a connection between your words and human flourishing. When your words fall into the soil of other people's lives, do they create a healthy ecosystem or seep toxins into the landscape?
By: Jerrod Hugenot Living in a 24/7 communication world, we are able to connect with people on an unprecedented level. However, social media runs the risk of turning us inward and separating from community.
Every church has an Oscar – a self-proclaimed troublemaker who often sounds off the discontent that many others are feeling. You may not believe it, but this troublemaker can be a minister's friend in disguise.
The publishing world is abuzz about e-books. And it won't be long before devices like the Kindle look quaint when our mobile phones turn into total communication devices. But what does this have to do with churches?