Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
If you do not feel comfortable doing this, contact the pastoral care office at your local hospital. I have also included a resource list in the sidebar below.
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.
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).
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
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:
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
The War After the War
PTSD touches veterans and their families. How churches can help.
How churches can help. Steve Norman, sidebar by Annalaura Chuang. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend this Building Church Leaders training tool:
To Share or Not to Share
5 principles for self-disclosing personal information.
information. Omar Miranda, sidebar by Barrett McRay. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend this Building Church Leaders training tool:
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
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.
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
Removing Demonic Oppression
Steps to freeing those under the unwanted influence.
relationship with Christ. Then I briefly describe the essential differences between battling the world, the flesh, and the devil (see sidebar below). I then
What to Do When Your Church is Declining
Merging with another church may be your only option, but handle with care.
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).
Hispanic and white churches together must face the growing gulf between first- and later-generation Hispanics.
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By Andrés Tapia. This article appeared in 1991 as a sidebar to the Christianity Today cover story, "¡Vivan Los Evangelicos! See also the sidebar "Not All Hispanics Eat Tacos.".
Not All Hispanics Eat Tacos
The 20 different Latin American nationalities represented in el Norte have significant differences in food, slang, values, and immigration history.
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By Andrés Tapia. This article appeared in 1991 as a sidebar to the Christianity Today cover story, "¡Vivan Los Evangelicos! See also the sidebar "Generation Gap.".
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.