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A Place for Death in the Life of the Church
What does faithful ministry look like in a church that sees more funerals than baptisms?
Jan Peterson: My Life as a Pastor’s Wife
Eugene and I spent years serving others. Our giving often multiplied itself in unexpected ways.
I had recently been confirmed in the Presbyterian church and was involved in youth fellowship, where a lot of kind folks helped me center my life in the Lord.
God’s Call to a Reluctant Suburbanite
I craved life in a city center or a rural idyll. He wanted me to hunger after him instead.
At first, I scoffed at the idea of a suburban church plant. I thought I was too good for the suburbs, too good to move back home. If you gave me a life in the city or the country, I could
The Uncertain Future of Pro-Life Democrats
Mixed results in the 2018 midterms leave questions on partisan strategy over abortion.
His position upset potential supporters on both sides: fellow pro-life Christians at his Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) congregation in Houston, who wanted more restrictive
Unmarried and Undaunted
How singleness can inspire faithful service and hope for the Resurrection.
one that mattered. And Flo was the full manifestation of how a life fully fixed in Christ and the church could be significant, purposeful, and fun. I was so
I Cremated My Unborn SonSubscriber Access Only
How caring for miscarried children offers a radically pro-life vision.
Our church did not hold our Liturgy of Memorial and Lament (or set aside space for burial of But it is nevertheless a political act to gather together to recognize and honor life, to grieve
Moody Bible Picks Multisite Pastor as Its New President
Mark Jobe of Chicago’s New Life Community Church will take over a year after Bible college’s leadership shake-up.
Mark Jobe of Chicago's New Life Community Church will take over a year after Bible college's leadership shake-up. Gleanings. Moody Bible Picks Multisite Pastor as Its New President.
How to Become a Trauma-Informed CongregationSubscriber Access Only
These suggestions will help your church better care for survivors of abuse.
for greater spontaneity and mutuality, but negative in that without awareness of survivor dynamics, the relationships can get messy and spill over into the general life of the church.
The ‘Whole’ in Our GospelSubscriber Access Only
Has "holistic mission" won the missiological battle? Its champions say so, but their boast might be premature.
There are frequent lists: The church, for instance, needs intercultural, intergenerational, and internet competence. It needs a devotional life of worship, a wise life of Bible study, an
Renewing Your Church: Recalibrating Your Vision to Create Sustainability
I narrowed the process of church recalibration down to four phases.
Today, I am glad to welcome Troy Jones, Lead Pastor of New Life Church, an innovative multi-site church with 4 locations in the Pacific Northwest with over 5,000 in attendance each
Susannah Spurgeon Lived for Christ Without Leaving Her Home
Her behind-the-scenes ministry reminds us that pastors (and their spouses) can’t be reduced to a package of roles and gifts.
Perhaps we can take a page out of Susie's playbook in the wider realm of church life as well, by “funding” our ministers with encouragement and by meeting their tangible needs.
Even for Christian Combat Veterans, No Easy Answers
What two recent films get right, and what they miss.
“You throw your very life into the fray for the sake of the mission and the sake of those around you. Turner has his. The combat veteran at your church may have another.
A New Guild Aims to Equip Women and Amplify Orthodoxy
An interview with Pelican Project members Karen Swallow Prior, Kristie Anyabwile, and Tish Harrison Warren.
across cultural, denominational, and racial lines. We want to foster commitment to the common life of the church. We also want to offer biblically faithful
God Has a Plan for Your Life. But You Can't Find It Alone.
How community helps us discern our callings.
incorporate us as one body,” Barbara Brown Taylor writes in The Preaching Life, “so that J. Pemberton is the minister for university engagement at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.
Eugene Peterson Has Completed His Long Obedience
Family says Message author joyfully looked toward heaven as he neared death, saying, “Let’s go.”
They plan to livestream his funeral, to be held at First Presbyterian Church of Kalispell, Montana, but “With full and overflowing hearts, we give thanks for the gift of his life,” they stated
Mothers of the Reformation
These early Protestant women saw Luther’s priesthood of all believers as reason to write and teach the Reformation.
Luther criticized the pope and the “Romanists” for dividing the church into the “spiritual estate She corresponded directly with him throughout the remainder of her life and was one of the
Ministry Lessons from the Life of Eugene Peterson
9 church leaders share what they learned through his books, letters, and friendship.
We're Equipping the Church to Address Sexual Violence and Harassment
Next month, join Beth Moore, Max Lucado, Eugene Cho, and others as we begin to address #MeToo and #ChurchToo in our congregations.
October 31, 2018Leadership. We're Equipping the Church to Address Sexual Violence and Harassment. It is past time all church leaders deal with it as we are called to.
James MacDonald Sues Harvest Bible Chapel Critics for Libel
The authors of a longtime watchdog blog and Julie Roys, who was reporting on the church, face defamation claims.
The authors of a longtime watchdog blog and Julie Roys, who was reporting on the church, face defamation claims.
He Gave Christian Researchers $100 Million. Now His Legacy Lives on Through Their Work.
Longtime Lilly Endowment executive Robert Wood Lynn died this month at 93.
Lynn himself was a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister and served at Union Theological Seminary America's relationship with its history and the interplay between faith and public life.
Unmarried and Undaunted
Unmarried and Undaunted
How singleness can inspire faithful service and hope for the Resurrection.
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