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The Rise of Conversational Churches
Why a growing number of congregations are taking deliberate steps to relearn the habit of talking together.
Half of Pastors Worry Speaking Out on Social Issues Will Offend People
Protestant clergy feel the pressure around addressing LGBT identity and same-sex marriage, but that doesn’t mean they’ll change their message.
What Can Drug-Addicted Doctors Teach Porn-Addicted Pastors?
With the right approach, churches can give struggling ministers a fighting chance.
Azusa Pacific Drops Ban on Same-Sex Student Relationships, Again
Revised code of conduct shifts in favor of “uniform standards of behavior for all students.”
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.
The Church Made Vagina Sculptures Long Before Nadia Bolz-Weber
But early Christian yonic art symbolized baptism, not free sex.
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.
Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Gospel of Shame-Free Sexuality
We can't defeat shame by whittling down God's law to fit our behavior. We need the good news of God's forgiveness instead.
Move Over, Sex and Drugs. Ease Is the New Vice.
Do modern amenities make it tough for us to embody God’s love?
Reflecting on Heroes after the GC2 Summit Concludes: It's Only the Beginning
We have a long way to go, but many heroes are among us.
Max Lucado Reveals Past Sexual Abuse at Evangelical #MeToo Summit
(UPDATED) Beth Moore and other leading Christian survivors don’t just want to take the church to task. They also believe it plays a key role in helping victims heal.
The Culture Wars Are Ancient HistorySubscriber Access Only
Today’s fights over the religion in the public square are replays of fights from two thousand years ago.
Ministry in the #MeToo MomentSubscriber Access Only
As abuse awareness grows, pastors are searching for ways to protect the vulnerable and care for survivors.
Small Groups Can Be Safe Havens for Sexual Assault VictimsSubscriber Access Only
Three ways to encourage healthy sharing and listening in these settings.
How to Become a Trauma-Informed CongregationSubscriber Access Only
These suggestions will help your church better care for survivors of abuse.
The Difference A Metaphor Makes: Men & Women Working Together
Unearthing and critiquing the guiding metaphor about women is one of the most important leadership tasks in our era.
Azusa Pacific University Changes, then Trustees Reinstate, Policy on Student Same-Sex Relationships
The trustees of Azusa Pacific University “reaffirm our responsibility to steward the Christ-centered mission” of APU.
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
Azusa Pacific Okays Gay Romance (But Not Sex and Marriage)
Christian university is also now hosting a formerly underground LGBT student group.
How to Evangelize Your LGBT Neighbors
When Christians live communally, outsiders find intimacy within the family of God.
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The Suffering Servant Only Makes Sense in the Context of the Trinity
The Suffering Servant Only Makes Sense in the Context of the Trinity
The historical Christian doctrine helps us to see the goodness of God in Good Friday.
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