As many as 100,000 buildings and billions of dollars in church-owned property are expected to be sold or repurposed by 2030. With planning and thoughtful stewardship, those assets can continue to serve communities, says Mark Elsdon, the editor of(active the new book, “Gone for Good?”
The tender and solemn act of imposing ashes touches our common life and is a reminder of God’s care for us all, a priest writes as she reflects on a special request from a prior Ash Wednesday.
At a time when the world seems laden with sorrow, a writer who lives with depression finds that joy is still possible — and is a kind of resurrection.
Encountering a unique ministry in San Francisco prompted a confrontation with her own ageism, writes a director of educational programs at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
As the 1950s model declines, new ways of being the church are popping up all over, and gospel truths are now being found in new containers, writes a social entrepreneur.