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Reaching and Revitalizing Rural America: Overcoming Misconceptions, and Answering the Call (Part 3)
Christians belong in the space of need and desperation because we carry a message of hope that is vitally needed in those contexts.
Reaching and Revitalizing Rural America: Overcoming Misconceptions, and Answering the Call (Part 2)
In reality, rural America is in a perilous position — perhaps in greater danger of decay and decline than many cities.
Reaching and Revitalizing Rural America: Overcoming Misconceptions, and Answering the Call (Part 1)
To paint any people with a broad brush is not to see them for who they truly are.
One-on-One with Karl Vaters on ‘Small Church Essentials’
Instead of striving for church growth, I encourage churches and pastors to work on increasing their capacity for effective ministry.
Junk for Jesus
Scripture invites us to give our firstfruits, not our fourthfruits.
One-on-One with Glenn Daman on ‘The Forgotten Church’
The presence of the rural church is critical if the gospel is to make an impact in the community.
Taking the Measure of Trump Country
A writer and a scholar attempt sympathetic portrayals of the president’s rural supporters, but their sympathy only extends so far.
Getting Small Churches on Mission (Part 4)
More ways small churches can serve their communities
Keeping the Sabbath Saved My Marriage, My Ministry, and Probably My Life
I used to think resting from work was selfish, until I considered the example of Jesus.
InterVarsity Back on Campus After Suing Wayne State
Michigan university had kicked out student ministry over requiring leaders to hold Christian beliefs.
Gandalf on the Quad
What The Lord of the Rings can teach Christian leaders in higher education (and elsewhere).
Why Gen Z’s Call for ‘Safe Spaces’ Is Good News for Churches
New expectations may shift youth group conversations, but Christ still provides the answer.
How Young African Americans are Fusing Faith and Activism
And how the church can help nurture their desire to integrate spirituality and social justice in fresh ways.
Get Ready, Youth Group Leaders: Teens Twice as Likely to Identify as Atheist or LGBT
Barna findings on Generation Z pose new challenges for the church.
Looking for Ancient African Religion? Try Christianity.
The African religious imagination already anticipates Christ.
Died: ‘Mr. Awana’ Arthur Rorheim
The 99-year-old proved the power of kids ministry and got millions going to church on weeknights.
A Member of the ‘Little Rock Nine’ Counts Her Blessings, One by OneSubscriber Access Only
Melba Beals describes how faith helped her flourish amid many trials.
What Student Ministry Really Needs? Homework.Subscriber Access Only
Teens should take Bible study as seriously as school and sports practice.
Racial Difference Without Division
The power of an ethnicity-honoring witness.
A Small Rural Church Is Hard to Kill
A Texas Baptist pastor on the risk and resilience of America’s smallest congregations.
Top Story June 21, 2018
Loving Our Neighbors Knows No Borders—Even Political Ones
Loving Our Neighbors Knows No Borders—Even Political Ones
Along the way, we may be able to show people Jesus.
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