|To Find Your Voice, Listen to God|
By: Bob Browning
Do you believe people need to hear what you have to say? Peter, the leader of Jesus' disciples, did. However, he learned that before he could find his voice, he must first be willing to listen to Jesus. Read More ...
|Living Wages: How to Match Ideals to Reality|
By: Zach Dawes
Moving toward a living wage to enable full-time employees to live self-sufficient, food-secure daily lives is a noble goal, but matching ideals to reality will be complicated and costly. Read More ...
|5 Reasons "We Cannot Bomb Our Way to Peace"|
By: Rick Love
Jesus gives five commands that form the basis for a multi-faceted, long-term approach to peacemaking that addresses ISIS and other expressions of violent extremism. Read More ...
|The Key to Successful Leadership in Small Churches|
By: Dennis Bickers
To effectively lead a small church, you must first find out who are the influential members. In order to be effective, you must be willing to lead through the leaders. Read More ...
|Why Churches Must Assist in Ferguson's Healing|
By: Terrell Carter
More than six months after Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, tensions still simmer. Some ask, "What can churches do?" But many other churches are silent. Read More ...
|Lessons You Can Learn from Anti-Beatitudes|
By: Joel Snider
You know the blessings within the Beatitudes. When you reverse them, you discover curses for those who ignore those blessings. These curses help you better understand the road map that Jesus gave you. Read More ...
|Responding to Asylum Seekers with Hospitality|
By: Rod Benson and Kristine Morrison
As worldwide conflict proliferates, the flow of asylum seekers to other nations won't ease soon. Scripture calls us to respond with hospitality, generosity and kindness to the stranger in our midst. Read More ...
Rod Benson and Kristine Morrison
|True Christian Virtues Rising From the Ashes|
By: Preston Clegg
The cross of ashes on peoples' foreheads on Ash Wednesday is a sign of penitence, humility and mourning. They're virtues for which Christians today seem to have little use. Read More ...
|Christ Came to Save More Than the World's People|
By: Ron Rolheiser
The Scriptures affirm that Christ didn't just come to save people; he came to save the world. The physical world has its own rights and is part of God's plan for eventual heavenly life. Read More ...
|Iraq's Religious, Ethnic Minorities Face Genocide|
By: Elijah Brown
Iraq's religious and ethnic minority communities – Christians, Yazidis, Shabak and Turkmen – are living at the edge of extinction and face virtual non-existence without immediate action. Read More ...
|Measured Thought vs. Shooting from the Hip|
By: Colin Harris
Any faith can be guilty of horrendous atrocities; no faith can be rightly evaluated in terms of what extremists do in its name. When someone in authority gives this measured response, it's labeled as indecisive. Read More ...
|Which Is Better: Small Churches or Big Churches?|
By: Thomas Kidd
Is it easier to live out biblical Christianity if you attend a small church or a large one? The truth is neither model is better than the other. Each comes with its own tradeoffs. Here are three. Read More ...
|When Ministers Ignore Ethical Boundaries|
By: Ircel Harrison
Certain boundary issues – money, relationships, time management –are often overlooked in ministerial training. Why do good leaders ignore common sense and fail to observe boundaries? Read More ...
|Homeless Ministries Begin with Dignity, Respect|
By: Hugh Hollowell
Homelessness is more than losing a house and job. It's a series of losses. Churches that want to minister to the homeless should begin by restoring dignity and respect before housing and jobs. Read More ...
|Faith Leaders Shrug at Critical Immigration Ruling|
By: Brian Kaylor
When a federal judge halted President Obama's executive order on immigration, putting nearly 750,000 immigrants at risk for deportation, many faith leaders, including Southern Baptists, responded with silence. Read More ...