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|Culture and Media|
Culture and Media
Few Adults Know Blessing of Best Friends. Who's Yours? Read More ...
By: Griff Martin
To see the importance of friendship is to acknowledge one of the deepest and most sacred places in our lives. Sadly, many adults miss out on the blessing of having a best friend. Who's yours?
Why People Seem to Thrive on Resentment
By: Ron Rolheiser
Our world is full of resentment, and many of us feel we have every right to feel that way. Our need to cut down someone else is an infallible sign of our own jealousy and bad self-image.
3 Ideas to Keep Your Online Discussions Civil
By: Terrell Carter
Anyone with an opinion on any subject can find a way to be heard, but too many online and in-person discussions devolve into personal attacks instead of focusing on issues. Here's how to keep it civil.
Subpoenaing Sermons: Houston, We Have Another Problem Read More ...
By: Danny Chisholm
Houston has subpoenaed five pastors who opposed a change to an anti-discrimination ordinance. While churches shouldn't endorse candidates, they can speak out on moral and ethical issues.
How Your Church Can Respond to Human Trafficking
By: Elijah Brown
Human trafficking and modern-day slavery remain all too prevalent today with some 29.8 million individuals trapped in bondage. What can your church do? Plenty.
How Some Microfinance Firms Bilk Poor Clients
By: Hugh Sinclair
While we crack down on predatory payday lenders for giving risky loans with high interest rates to folks who can't afford them, the same practice occurs in some quarters of the microfinance industry.
|Church and Theology|
Church and Theology
4 Ideas to Guide Your Church Budget Read More ...
By: Matt Sapp
It's budget time for most churches. This is a time for spiritual self-assessment as your church organizes your plans to accomplish God's dreams. What does your budget say about your priorities?
When It's OK for Your Pastor to Break Confidentiality
By: Reggie Warren
If ministers can't keep confidences in the churches where they serve, trust is quickly broken. But there are times when a minister must go public with information someone wants kept secret.
2 Lessons from the Life of an Unlikely Friend
By: Terry Austin
Omer Ritchie's death saddened everyone in our little church. His friendship was a powerful demonstration of how Christians can love one another in spite of theological differences.
"Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol" Read More ...
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to go to your nearest theater and see "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," one of the best popcorn movies of 2011. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)
The first "True Grit" focused on the legendary John Wayne. This new version by Joel and Ethan Coen focuses on a 14-year-old girl and what she'll do to make things right in a world of sin and loss. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)