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Not-So-White Evangelicalism: How Conservative Denominations Actually Fare Better on Diversity
Study examines multiethnic friendships and worship among American churchgoers.
3 Tips for Hosting an Outstanding Church Dinner or Potluck
Use the dinner table like Jesus did.
‘It’ Is Big-Budget Horror with a Surprising Amount of Heart
The latest Stephen King adaptation’s success has more to do with the friendship it celebrates than the scares it delivers. 
Because God Is: A Tribute to Robert W. Jenson (1930-2017)
Over 5 years of weekly dinners, ‘America’s Theologian’ became a mentor and a dear friend.
Thou Shalt Not Bail
The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
How I Found a Support Network
5 ways I formed a group of women leaders around me
Band of Sisters
How I moved from a lone ranger to intentionally amplifying the work of other women leaders
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
No More Frenemies in Ministry
Rather than see other women leaders as competition, we can serve as advocates and allies for one another.
Henri Nouwen’s Weakness Was His Strength
How a gifted, high-achieving spiritual guide learned to share his wounds with others.
I Went From Fighting in a Cage to Living in a Hut
How an MMA fighter found Jesus—and discovered his calling in the Congo.
Arrival’s Terrifying Vision of a Global ‘Unfriending’
Although caused by aliens, the breakdown in communication in Arrival feels all too familiar.
Please Don’t Make Me Feel Used
Crossing the line between friendship and ministry
A Pastor's Final Blessing
A minister to those at sea gives one last benediction.
The Value of Friends Who Don’t Look, Think, or Vote Like You DoSubscriber Access Only
When you limit your social circles, you limit your opportunities to grow.
4 Steps to a Friendlier Church (The G.I.F.T. Plan)
Genuine friendships are becoming more rare – and thus, of greater perceived value – than any other aspect of modern church life.
Why an Unfriendly Small Church Is Worse than an Unfriendly Big Church
Walking into a small church for the first time can be an act of great vulnerability.
D. L. Mayfield: ‘What If I Made Everything Worse?'Subscriber Access Only
The writer and activist asks hard questions about her time living among refugees.
How to Keep Your Friends When Life Happens
Busy moms, long-distance besties, workaholics: There’s hope for you.
Top Story June 27, 2019
The Church's Sickness Unto Death
The Church's Sickness Unto Death
Our missional activism threatens to kill us. It doesn’t have to.
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