Morning Roundup 11/19/14
End of Mideast Christianity?; Atheism in China; Exercising Power and Wise Boundaries
The following is a sidebar from a chapter on power and wise boundaries that I trust you will enjoy: Do an honest inventory of the power God has granted you.
How Churches Change the Equation for Life After Prison
One of the hardest days of incarceration may be the day it ends. The church can be there to make a difference.
people and their families. A small advocacy team briefs legislators and builds coalitions with like-minded groups (see sidebar on page 46). Over the past
The Road to Emotional Health
How transforming your unhealthy interior transforms your leadership.
Peter Scazzero. This article and the sidebar are condensed by permission from The Emotionally Healthy Leader, by Peter Scazzero (Zondervan, 2015).
Responses to our May issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
revivalism.”. Gary D. Nock Ephrata, WA. I appreciate Jones's journey to Bethel and his subsequent story—and I'm grateful for Mark Galli's thoughtful sidebar. But
Are Pro-Lifers Hypocrites When it Comes to Down Syndrome?
Are pro-lifers hypocrites when it comes to babies with Down syndrome? The Atlantic implies that they are, but I'm not convinced...
It hits me like a sucker punch every time. This week the blow came on page 30 of the Atlantic, where a sidebar with numbers in large bold font told a story:
When Heaven and Earth Meet--Experiencing a Thin Place
When was the last time you experienced a thin place, a place where heaven and earth seemed to touch, if only for an instant?
be a place of unexpected connections. Some of you have probably read the sidebar before, but just in case you haven't: This blog is about discovering
The War After the War
PTSD touches veterans and their families. How churches can help.
4 Critical Markers for PTSD. 1. Re-experiencing. This occurs when the person sees something or someone that takes them back to a traumatic experience.
Meet the 'Dones'
Burned out on ministry and fed up with organized religion, these spiritual refugees present a challenge to the church.
Jason (in the sidebar) said, "We no longer stand on the ground of religious doctrine; we stand on the ground of relationship." That is an either/or you won't find in the Bible.
Believers on the MOVE
A suburban Chicago church ministers to Muslims at home and abroad.
Related Elsewhere: This article is a sidebar to today's lead article, "Muslim Missions: Then & Now.". For more on Wheaton Bible Church's MOVE Initiative, visit WheatonBible.org.
To Share or Not to Share
5 principles for self-disclosing personal information.
“I swore that I wasn't going to become like my father,” Walt said. “When I was a kid, I swore I'd never touch a drop of alcohol … and never have, but I also
A way forward for declining churches
One scenario we pursued was a merger with two other churches, and we concluded that a "Marriage Model" merger could work for us (see sidebar).
Rage at My Wife’s Abuser
A husband’s response to his wife’s childhood sexual abuse.
After years of wolfing down myself, as Frederick Buechner (see sidebar below) describes it, I called out to a few trusted friends, hoping that somehow my cries of despair and their
Leaving My Lesbian Past
The church that walked with me away from homosexuality.
A sidebar follows that tells the story of the church that was instrumental in Charlene Hios's change of direction. Sidebar: THE PASTOR'S SIDE OF THE STORY.
Sex in Leviticus
It's part of a much broader teaching in Scripture.
Editor's note: This article appeared as a sidebar to Wright's "Learning to Love Leviticus," part of CT's July-August cover story on Grappling with the God of Two Testaments.
Hip-Hop Theologians and Preachers
The artists most shaping the movement.
Hip-Hop Theologians and Preachers. The artists most shaping the movement. Owen Strachan| May 3, 2013. Note: This article is a sidebar to this month's cover story, "WW Jay-Z.". Lecrae
Raising Money from Millennials
They're in debt. They don't trust institutions. But they will give generously to your church if you approach them in the right way.
My response to the reality of Millennials' debt and their calling to give was posted on our church blog. (See the sidebar accompanying this article.) Basically the issue is this:
You Might Have Noticed...
Gleanings has a fresh new look, and we're pretty excited about it.
and theology. You also can see what's most interesting to other readers by checking out the top-5 most read Gleanings in the righthand sidebar. Scroll
When he's away from his day job, Charisma editor J. Lee Grady is probably working on a project to empower women and confront abuse.
Modern-Day Mordecai. When he's away from his day job, Charisma editor J. Lee Grady is probably working on a project to empower women and confront abuse.