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14 Observations About The State Of Christian Denominations Today
Denominations that support and enhance the biblical mission of the local church will thrive. Those that don't will continue to decline.
United Methodists Vote to Keep Traditional Marriage Stance
The UMC’s increasingly global delegation outweighs US push to shift LGBT positions, leading some progressive congregations to leave.
United Methodists’ LGBT Vote Will Reshape the Denomination
Pulled right and left by various factions of the global church, the UMC’s decision-making body meets this weekend to pick a path forward.
Inside And Outside The Bible Belt: A Schism The American Church Must Address
The church has never found unity through sameness, but by celebrating how Christ uses the gifts of different parts of his one body.
Four Steps For Denominations to Resource Church Revitalization
Resourcing isn’t always monetary.
Partnering Across Denominations
We can learn from one another and grow together in our love for Christ and the world.
Hillsong: ‘What a Beautiful Name’ for a New Denomination Spanning ‘Oceans’
Influential church separates from Australia’s Assemblies of God.
J. D. Greear Elected Youngest Southern Baptist President in Decades
The popular North Carolina megachurch pastor takes over amid significant membership declines and a public reckoning over abuse cases.
The Case for Electing Beth Moore as President of the Southern Baptist Convention
Despite two strong candidates, if ever there were a time for a woman at the helm of the SBC, it’d be now.
You Keep Using That Word, ‘Christian’
Throughout American history, groups have given it different, often conflicting meanings. Can they all be right?
The Many Surprises of 20th-Century ChristianitySubscriber Access Only
Brian Stanley’s global history makes connections and draws lessons that others are apt to miss.
Southern Baptist Women Launch Petition Against Paige Patterson
Controversy over past remarks leads Southwestern Seminary to announce special board meeting.
Where Protestants and Catholics Go When They Leave Their Churches
Research shows 1 in 6 US Christians changed their religious affiliation over a four-year span, with nondenominational worshipers leading the way.
In the Face of Moral Crisis, Churches Can’t Choose ‘Neutrality’Subscriber Access Only
How Civil War–era churches that avoided taking sides on slavery ended up siding with its supporters.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant PastorsSubscriber Access Only
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
Biggest Mennonite Conference Leaves Denomination
In another same-sex marriage split, Mennonite Church USA loses a sixth of its members.
3 Tips for Hosting an Outstanding Church Dinner or Potluck
Use the dinner table like Jesus did.
Today’s Church Needs the ‘Timeless Spirit’ of PietismSubscriber Access Only
Why a centuries-old reform movement might hold the key to transforming our world, one renewed heart at a time.
How Many Churches Does America Have? More Than Expected
Best estimate yet of US congregations finds rise of the ‘nons’ has more impact than rise of the ‘nones.’
The Rise of the Nons: Protestants Keep Ditching Denominations
Nondenominational identity has doubled in the US since 2000, Gallup finds.
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Theology of the Future
Theology of the Future
Bible scholars, theologians, and philosophers used to work together. N.T. Wright believes they need to do so again.
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