By: Zach Dawes Analyzing taxation from a faith perspective has become taboo. It's rarely discussed from the pulpit; theologians have shied away from it. Yet a just tax system is one avenue by which we pursue the common good.
By: Lori Walke People of faith should work to make sure that our state and federal taxes go to the common good, specifically for economic justice, public education and social services for our most vulnerable neighbors.
By: Ircel Harrison Even though the Christian movement has survived and prospered over the year because followers were willing to learn, grow and innovate, church folks still resist innovation. For a start, check out Google.
By: Bob Browning Paying taxes is the duty of every citizen. In the U.S., we have a say in how the government levies, collects and distributes our taxes. As Christians, we must join these discussions because the gospel shows up in budgets.
By: Mark Tidsworth Looking for the best method to revitalize your congregation? Not! With inspiration from the mind of C.S. Lewis, here are 7 deadly tips from Screwtape on how to keep your church from fulfilling its calling.
By: Patrick DeVane Schools and churches have much to offer each other in mutually beneficial ways that bless the church, school and greater community. Here's how one church began to make a difference in local public schools.
By: Gordon King Destructive violence has plagued society since the earliest days of our history. It didn't make sense then; it doesn't now. Studying Jesus' encounter with Legion, however, can help us make some sense of evil.
By: Anika T. Whitfield Public schools represent all without discrimination, privilege or preference, yet remain under fierce attack. Many Christians have failed these schools through silence or lack of support. We can no longer remain so.
By: Suzii Paynter Churches must open their eyes to the children at their doorsteps. Ministering to kids in our public schools with a humble spirit, gentle conduct and extravagant generosity prepares kids to live together into their futures.
By: Michael Ruffin Public education is available to any student regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic status. We need to support our public schools in every way we can. Here are 4 ways your church can start.
By: Joel Snider Most of us, at least if we live north of the equator, tend to connect Easter with spring's arrival. So how do our friends south of the equator celebrate Easter when it's winter? It's easier than you think.
By: G. Travis Norvell Turning around our mean-spirited and callous society seems like a daunting task, but we can make meaningful and gradual change if we practice the Mister Rogers art of neighboring.
By: Bill Wilson All churches have a reason for being. Some know it, others stumble into it. If your church is to survive and have a vibrant future, here are 8 of those reasons that you need to avoid at all costs.
By: Jonathan Kuttab Whenever someone tells you that Christians are required to accept political positions regarding Zionism and its support of the modern state of Israel and its conflict with Arabs and Palestinians, be concerned.
By: Zach Dawes Here are biblical texts to help congregational leaders to preach and teach about the biblical basis for ministry to people who are in jail or prison and for pursuing a truly just criminal justice system.
By: Jonathan Kuttab When Christians claim their political beliefs are mandated biblical teaching, trouble ensues. That's the problem with Christian Zionism's political stance seeking to establish a Jewish state in biblical Palestine.
By: Travis Collins Prison ministries can take on any number of emphases. Some churches focus on life beyond the bars, other churches on prisoners' families, still others on discipleship. Is this your church's calling?
By: Colin Harris What's the biblical ethic on incarceration? The Bible says little about the topic until we reach the New Testament. To find a biblical perspective, we must look through a slightly different lens.
By: Dan Holloway Whether it's politics or fashion or religious thought, we all feel enormous pressure to conform. The Bible rightly reminds us that our calling as Christian people is not to conform but to be distinctive.
By: Jim Kelsey With our words, we build up or we tear down God's creation. We can never unsay what we have said, retract what we have written. And in extreme instance, that rhetoric can be used to foment violence.