God Made Our Brains to Need Others
Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering.
As psychiatrist Curt Thompson has written, “To be human is to be vulnerable.” Suffering disinters vulnerability, illuminating a feature of our humanity we'd often rather ignore.
What You Don’t Know About Rural America: 3 Common Misconceptions
The physical presence of a church and its spiritual impact are not the same thing.
Misconception #3: Rural America doesn't need another church. The picturesque steeple of a white-painted church is often presented as a defining feature of small-town America.
Is Orality Really Effective in Sharing the Gospel?
o·ral·i·ty: the quality of being spoken or verbally communicated
and applications of orality methods and strategies. A very significant feature is simplicity and reproducibility. Actually, orality-based methods are the most
CT Makers: 20 of the Most Creative Christians We Know
Meet the artists, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists using fresh ideas for common good.
Kate Shellnutt is online associate editor of CT. Read more from this special feature: Nury Vittachi. Chris and Will Haughey. Pete Docter. Jeremy Cowart. Rebecca Bradley. Jon Batiste.
‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ Gets Cosmic Conflict Disturbingly Right
David Lynch’s cult-classic revival is exactly as imaginative—and as uncomfortable—as it always needed to be.
years.” Prophecy! Then, a feature film: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, a big-screen sequel, catapulted audiences beyond TV's boundaries. It provided
No Child Left Behind Comes to Awana
The children’s ministry rethinks the competition at its core.
No Child Left Behind Comes to Awana. The children's ministry rethinks the competition at its core. Ted Olsen| September 20, 2017. No Child Left Behind Comes to Awana. 1 of 2.
‘Home Again’ Fails to Challenge Shallow Notions of ‘Home’
Hallie Meyers-Shyer's directorial debut reveals just how dissatisfying good fortune can be.
Meyers-Shyer. It is her first feature film; Nancy Meyers also co-produced it. Home Again is about how sometimes we have to re-find home. I love that idea. In
Bible Study Fellowship Rewrites the Rulebook
From denim to downloads, BSF is loosening up and adapting for millennials.
Bible Study Fellowship Rewrites the Rulebook. From denim to downloads, BSF is loosening up and adapting for millennials. Deborah Pardo-Kaplan| September 20, 2017.
Does Your Pastor Need a Friend?
A study reveals why relational ministry can leave our inner circle empty.
Does Your Pastor Need a Friend? A study reveals why relational ministry can leave our inner circle empty. Justin Barrett| September 20, 2017. Does Your Pastor Need a Friend?
The Mainliner Who Made Me More Evangelical
How Frederick Buechner changed the course of Russell Moore's life.
The Mainliner Who Made Me More Evangelical. How Frederick Buechner changed the course of Russell Moore's life. Russell Moore| September 20, 2017.
The Godness of God
Karl Barth thought we needed to be reminded continually of the obvious, which to Barth was not so obvious.
The Godness of God. Karl Barth thought we needed to be reminded continually of the obvious, which to Barth was not so obvious. Mark Galli| September 20, 2017. The Godness of God.
Catholic but not Roman
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the ‘Reforming Catholic Confession’ calls Protestants to unity.
Catholic but not Roman. To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the 'Reforming Catholic Confession' calls Protestants to unity. introduction
Three Practices For Third Space Churches
How do we seek the flourishing of our city in such a way that contributes to the urban renewal happening all around us?
Innovation District and our third space has shifted from just a coffee shop into more of a gathering space restaurant and events venue (specialty coffee is still a significant feature but the
Died: Michael Cromartie, the Church’s Ambassador to Washington
The late DC leader is remembered for his integrity, friendship, and bridge-building between Christians and the media.
Dalrymple's feature sums up the “Beltway believer's” story this way: In a Politico feature on his birthday last month, he shared his morning routine: “Pray. Read the news.
6 Dos and Don’ts for Welcoming Church Guests
Visitor connection should be organic, not contrived.
3. Do emphasize and celebrate the presence of guests during a pulpit welcome. Most worship gatherings feature a time when the pastor or another leader welcomes attendees.
Bringing Back Baylor
Baylor University president Linda Livingstone helps the school navigate one of the largest scandals in US collegiate athletics.
scandals. What responsibilities define today's university presidency? Read our 2002 major feature story on Baylor University: 2012: A School Odyssey. The
Stay Woke: A Q&A with ‘Faithfully Magazine’
The story behind a new, multiethnic journalistic enterprise.
If you stay out of the so-called ethnic and music publications, what you find is that 95 percent of the cover stories feature white individuals. They're the leading stories.