Church Life+Ministry

The Growth of Our Multiracial and Multiethnic Churches: An Honest Assessment
In other words, when it comes to churches being part of the solution to racial injustice instead of an ongoing problem, NPR would have us believe that the glass remains half empty.
Through the Eyes of a Woman: What I’ve Learned Over the Past 15 Years on Gender, Leadership, and the Church, Part 2
As a woman who has felt disappointment more than once in the church, my hope nevertheless remains strong.
Sex Offenders Can Find Hope in Christ But Not Necessarily a Place at Church
Most Christians believe offenders belong at worship. Most congregations aren’t prepared to welcome them.
Bible Reading Drops During Social Distancing
Daily engagement had already been declining, but worsened during the pandemic, according to the annual State of the Bible report.
Through the Eyes of a Woman: What I’ve Learned Over the Past 15 Years on Gender, Leadership, and the Church, Part 1
Our faith leads men and women to know and grow in the knowledge of Christ.
J.I. Packer Was the Robin Hood of Evangelicalism
The prominent theologian ‘stole’ riches from church history and gave them to the spiritually impoverished.
Down with the PPP!
Shaming churches for taking PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loans misses the purpose of the CARES Act.
When JI Packer Was a ‘Christianity Today’ Editor
The relationship between the theologian and publication spanned nearly 60 years.
From N.T. Wright to J.D. Greear: How J.I. Packer Shaped My Faith and Work
20 evangelical thought leaders on the theologian who inspired their seminary studies, sparked their love of Scripture, and took them out for spicy food.
Texas Pastor Killed While Helping Stranded Driver
Southern Baptist leaders mourn the sudden death of the 38-year-old church planter.
6 Reasons Christians Worldwide Thank God for J.I. Packer
As an evangelical leader in the Global South, I see how Packer brought credibility and renewal to churches in Sri Lanka and other nations.
Church Planting Leaders Fellowship
I can almost say for certain that, in our lifetime, there has never been a more appropriate time to think and talk about innovation in mission and church planting.
J. I. Packer, ‘Knowing God’ Author, Dies at 93
The influential evangelical theologian leaves a final lesson for the church: Glorify Christ every way.
The Convergence of the Missio Dei and the Imago Dei: A Way to Understand Discipleship
If churches (and thus leaders) would understand discipleship in this way, I believe it would help reframe the insalubrious discipleship practices and programs seen today.
Stuck in a Spiritual Rut? Neuroscience Might Have the Answer.
How better understanding our brains can help us grow in conformity to Christ.
Died: Peter Maiden, Who Saw Expanded Role for International Leadership in Global Missions
The British evangelical led Operation Mobilisation through time of transition.
Interview: Calvary Chapel Reopens
I believe God is doing something in this moment that we can't see in the present, but we will see in due time.
Atlanta Church Splits With SBC for Downplaying Racial Issues
Pastor John Onwuchekwa’s decision comes a year after Cornerstone Church received a $175K grant from the denomination to renovate its building.
When the Cultural Climate Gets Political, How Does the Church Stay Missional?
America is caught up (and has been for quite some time) in a culture war of the kind of nation it will be or become.
More Pastors Agree With Andy Stanley: No Worship Services Until 2021
Now 5 percent of church leaders say they don’t expect to reopen for the rest of the year.

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N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Practical
N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Relentlessly Practical
We can’t know for sure why it’s happening or how to stop it. But Scripture calls us to grieve with God’s Spirit and get to work serving others.

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