An online discussion about barriers to church engagement on creation care. Features Brian Kaylor, associate director of Churchnet, and Helle Liht, assistant general secretary of the European Baptist Federation.
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The Shahada, or confession of faith, states that “I bear witness that there is no god but God and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.” A devout Muslim will always repeat the Shahada upon rising and at bedtime. It is whispered into the ear of a newborn and into the ear of a person […]Read More
Richard Southern and Robert Norton are partners in Church Development Systems, a consulting practice focused on church renewal and growth. Both Episcopalian laypeople, they offer a helpful volume on church vitality aimed at mainline congregations. In a market filled with such volumes, the “twist” that differentiates Southern and Norton’s work is their focus on “spiritual […]Read More
Members of Christ Community Church in Alamogordo, N.M. made news recently by igniting what they called a “holy bonfire.” Pastor Jack Brock urged his flock to burn evil books, such as Harry Potter and Shakespeare. So, they did. There is something comical about this. I keep seeing this image of a cartoon elephant shrieking at […]Read More
The NBC network ended a 50-year voluntary ban on hard-liquor advertisements in mid-December when it announced a multi-million dollar contract with Guinness-UDV, an alcohol conglomerate. “NBC should reverse its decision and reinstate the voluntary bad on hard liquor ads,” said the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit health advocacy group based in […]Read More
The ABC/USA is the corporate expression of approximately 1.5 million Baptists in North America, with its greatest numerical strength in the Northeast, Midwest and West. Founded in 1907 as the Northern Baptist Convention, it changed its name to the American Baptist Convention in 1950 and in 1972 changed it again to the American Baptist Churches […]Read More