One Illinois city says it's charging churches a fee, but church leaders call it an unfair 'tax.'
April 18, 2013
Why construct a new building when you can upcycle an old one?
March 19, 2013
Court cases in Texas and South Carolina could reshape other disputes—and denominations.
February 20, 2013
In today's change-or-die culture, we must adapt.
February 18, 2013
Why so many Christians saw Pussy Riot's Russia stunt as more than a protest.
October 11, 2012
Evangelical churches are multiplying but lack space to grow.
October 9, 2012
Observers weigh in on patriotic piety.
July 5, 2012
A district court judge today issued a permanent injunction order in the Bronx Household of Faith case.
June 29, 2012
The visual arts can play a powerful role in worship—if we look closely enough.
April 27, 2012
What will really happen this weekend when churches gather in school buildings for the last time?
February 8, 2012
Members of one of China's largest house churches continue to meet amid arrests.
July 20, 2011
Ruling says New York ban on church services doesn't discriminate against expression. But legal scholars say the decision is unlikely to stand.
June 9, 2011
Observers discuss whether the U.S. ambassador to China should worship at an unregistered church to 'publicly identify with the persecuted.'
May 31, 2011
Steeples may have outlived their times as signposts. People hunting for a church don't scan the horizon; they search the Internet.
May 5, 2011
Shouwang vows to continue showdown until Christmas in hopes of ending Achilles' heel of unregistered churches: government pressure on landlords.
April 26, 2011
Observers discuss whether churches should lend worship space to other religions.
March 17, 2011
Economy impacts churches' battles to build.
February 28, 2011
A response to "Muslims in Evangelical Churches."
January 27, 2011
What I learned in this church surpasses anything I've seen at a stunning cathedral.
January 12, 2011
Does loving your neighbor mean opening your doors to false worship?
January 3, 2011
Cape Cod's newly completed Church of the Transfiguration embodies the belief that beauty can nurture our communion with God.
October 20, 2010
The strain of religious diversity tests Christians' own principles.
September 10, 2010
Some activists argue that the proposed mosque in New York City should move because Muslims remind us of terrorists. Plus, many defend the President's Christian faith.
August 27, 2010
The issue isn't just freedom, say some champions of religious liberty.
August 13, 2010
The 2000 Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act takes shape.
July 29, 2010
Where did we get the idea that the church should be a place that makes people feel comfortable?
June 10, 2010
The Federal Communications Commission recently mandated that anyone using wireless microphones on the 700 MHz band must stop.
June 3, 2010
A handful of parishes win the right to keep their property, but legal experts don't know if their cases are setting a precedent.
January 12, 2010
Churches that embrace people with disabilities do more than they imagine.
January 4, 2010
Francis Chan keeps pushing and pushing to make more and more disciples.
October 16, 2009
The surge in church shootings is real.
October 1, 2009
Church leaders and observers weigh in on a current debate.
September 29, 2009
Sometimes in order to see God, we have to learn to not know him.
September 17, 2009
A new survey suggests that seekers are not looking for user-friendly, mall-like buildings.
May 29, 2009
Six Protestant churches that strive to match form with faith.
May 29, 2009
Movie theaters are the new churches. Some congregations plan to stay.
January 14, 2009
Advice on expensive church projects in a time of economic turmoil.
October 16, 2008
The rules in church property fights can change at the state border.
October 7, 2008
Some congregations worry that storm fatigue could cause exodus.
September 23, 2008
Decision confirms April ruling in favor of Falls Church et al., saying the 1867 law that would allow them to retain property is constitutional.
June 30, 2008