Church Life+Ministry

Bringing the City of God to the Cities of Earth
Christian urban designers and developers explain how their faith affects their work—and how their work affects your faith.
Digital Lectors for a Postliterate Age
Postliterate people still need God’s Word, and online Bible ventures have found eager listeners.
SBC Membership Falls to 47-Year Low, But Church Involvement Is Up
Amid the continued declines, Southern Baptists are celebrating back-to-back years of growth in worship attendance and baptism.
The Key to Fighting Sex Trafficking? Showing Up.
Indonesia's Compassion First isn’t knocking down doors, but caring for victims and tutoring at-risk youth living in cemeteries.
Let the Neurodivergent Children Come to Me
Gentle parenting is one tool to train up children who have disabilities with love and wisdom.
Goodbye Postmodernism, Hello Metamodernism
Our apologetics must evolve to engage with the new cultural mood of the next generations.
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Trash Problem Pushes Pastor to Action
A Honduran church leads the way in local garbage collection while praying for an international plastics treaty.
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Hillsong Abuse Settlement Rejected Over NDA
Victim says she wants accountability more than money.
Conservative Methodists, Unite
After this week’s UMC votes on LGBTQ issues, African Methodists should join American conservatives in the new Global Methodist denomination.
The Anxious Church
Why the church has struggled to address mental illness well and how we can care better.
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United Methodists Strike Ban on LGBTQ Clergy
After years of disagreement and the departure of thousands of churches, the change passed without debate.
Particular Wrongs Need Particular Remedies
Every sin requires Christ’s atonement. But the Bible shows God punishing—and repairing—different sins differently.
Billy Graham Preached at His Crusades. His Singers Believed They Were Preaching Too.
A late historian explores how crusade hymns told both the classic story of gospel salvation and the evolving story of evangelical worship music.
Care for the Environment Is Biblical. It’s Also a Witness to Environmentalists.
Do activists often invest their work with religious significance? All the more reason for Christians to be discerning co-laborers.
What Antisemitic Campus Chants Tell Us About This Angry Era
The rage of the mob is a poor substitute for real community.
After Schism, United Methodists Vote to Restructure Denomination
The plan would organize UMC churches in four global regions, with each given more leeway around same-sex marriage and other theological issues.
Your Church Drummer Has More and Less to Do These Days
How the keeper of the beat is adapting to shifts in worship music.
The Church Shouldn’t Be an Echo Chamber
Let us not give up meeting together—even when we disagree.
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Let the Seas Rise and Feed the Poor
Helping marine biodiversity flourish is a means of participating in God’s work, says an Indonesian theologian.
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The Secret Sin of ‘Mommy Juice’
Alcoholism among women is rising. Can the church help?

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