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Is it All About the Weekend? Not Now, and Should Not Have Ever Been
Customer-centric Sunday experiences have weakened the church— Coronavirus is pushing us to a better way.
Have Yourself a Bittersweet Easter
A typical Holy Week is out of reach this year. That's cause for lament—and celebration.
An Easter Without Going to Church
The pandemic has laid an egg on our worship.
How Are Pastors Handling Ungathered Worship?
Six church leaders share about their adaptations, innovations, and frustrations as they respond to COVID-19.
After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Sandi Patty Urges Christians to Take Pandemic Seriously
Iconic Christian singer says the new coronavirus is “not fake news.”
How to Lead Online Worship Without Losing Your Soul—or Body
8 tips for stewarding church technology in a time of social distancing.
Church Canceled? 6 Ways To Respond – And 5 Ways Not To
The church is always at our best, not when things are going well, but when we respond in a Christ-like manner to a difficult circumstance.
When your Church Can’t Meet, Gather your Family for Worship: How to Have a Family Worship Experience at Home
Whether you are a parent, a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or friendly neighbor, you can still gather together for a worship experience.
Moving from a Country Club to a Commissioned Church, Part 2
True church growth transfers people from the domain of darkness into the glorious light of Christ.
Turning Up the Volume: Joyful Noise or Noise Ordinance Violation?
Concerned neighbors and church members sound off about megachurch worship becoming “too loud.”
Why German Evangelicals Are Praising God in English
Through worship, they can connect to the global body of Christ.
Sing to the Lord, All the Earth (and Minnesota)
Listen: Immigrant congregations bring diverse worship to the Lutheran Midwest.
Worship God: Start a Hobby
Lately, hobbies have become a metric of personal success. But their core purpose is to help us pause and praise.
Our Favorite New Christian Christmas Albums of the Year
Mix up your holiday listening with releases from Phil Wickham, Audrey Assad, and others.
Give Thanks: US Christians’ Top Thanksgiving Verse and Hymn
We’re called to offer our thanksgiving in all circumstances—but we're especially likely to when it’s a national holiday.
Remembering Larry Hurtado, Leading Researcher of Early Christian Worship
The Edinburgh New Testament professor modeled faithful scholarship with his work on historic devotion to Jesus.
Is November Too Early for Christmas Music?
While most Christian radio stations still wait until after Thanksgiving, Spotify proves that most listeners are busting out their jingle bells earlier than that.
Scripture and Neuroscience Agree: It Helps to Lament in Community
Through song, liturgy, and communion, the body of Christ inhabits the suffering experienced by its weakest members.
10 Questions More Important Than “What Was Your Sunday Attendance?”
Never let the excitement of higher attendance or the discouragement of lower attendance divert you from your church’s primary goal.
Andrew Peterson: Creativity Isn’t Just for ‘Creatives’
Artists and storytellers cultivate beauty and mystery. So do teachers, parents, and church potluck planners.

Top Story April 2, 2020

In Pandemic and in Health, I Make This Vow
In Pandemic and in Health, I Make This Vow
Engaged Americans are grappling with foiled wedding plans. But Christian couples face unique moral challenges.

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