The Clergy Behind Science as We Know It
Enlightenment-era pastors didn’t oppose modern science. They helped advance it.
Meanwhile, Wesley's many publications engaging with the science of the time as he advocated for the usefulness of electricity, explored natural philosophy, and promoted natural
Which Came First, Christmas or Consumerism?
Judith Flanders teases out the surprising mix of religious and secular elements in many beloved holiday customs.
Her book reminds us that Christmas is always full of surprises. Adam C. English is professor of theology and philosophy at Campbell University in North Carolina.
Why You Most Certainly Will Fail to Reach Your Secular Friends
Many have never been given a single reason as to why God is relevant to their lives.
Khaldoun Sweis is Tutor of Philosophy at Oxford University and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Olive-Harvey College in Chicago. He blogs at logicallyfaithful.com.
The Power of Polarity
It’s past time the ongoing divide between justice and evangelism was broken down.
York came to faith as an atheist while studying philosophy at the University of Michigan. He holds an MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Trends in Church Architecture, Part 1
Don't overlook the philosophical importance of worship facilities.
(That's very Dutch Reformed, trust me.). 2. Worship Facilities Can Reflect a Philosophy of Ministry. For some churches, their use of space reflects their philosophy of ministry.
The Dead White Man Who Could Fix Our Race Problem: Oswald Chambers
As a black woman wrestling with racism in America, I lean on a Scottish theologian’s four key insights.
Chambers, a voracious reader with a passionate love for books and learning, devoured the Bible but also novels, plays, poetry, history, philosophy, psychology, and theology.
The Future of the SBC—State Conventions
4 ideas from small denominations.
What Should We Make of Our Current Missiological Philosophy? I think we need to rethink our missiological philosophy and learn from the smaller, more nimble denominations.
Why Are Pro-Lifers Borrowing Pro-Choice Philosophy?
Pre-Roe v. Wade, the pro-life movement vehemently denounced the idea that the end justifies the means.
Why Are Pro-Lifers Borrowing Pro-Choice Philosophy? Pre-Roe v. Wade, the pro-life movement vehemently denounced the idea that the end justifies the means.
Protect Your Congregation from a Gunman
A police officer's advice on how leaders can reduce risk—and possibly save lives.
your church. Step 1: Work with local police. Learn their plans and capabilities. Most police agencies have adopted an "active shooter" philosophy. This
No Child Left Behind Comes to Awana
The children’s ministry rethinks the competition at its core.
“Art followed [Latham's] philosophy: leaders need to offer incentives which cause the less motivated to stretch toward goals beyond,” Awana: God's Miracle records.
What to Do When Ministry Jobs Are Scarce
3 ways to protect yourself from unexpected unemployment.
Instead, refocus and pray, knowing there is a mountain of work to be done in the kingdom. Adopt the philosophy of General George Patton, “Never retreat; attack in a new direction.”.