In a time of widespread fear and anxiety, a United Methodist pastor offers four techniques for increasing our capacity to live with courage and hope.
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Episode 11: Vernon Jordan on his friendships with the great preachers of his era, and why he didn't become one himself
In this episode of “Can These Bones,” co-host Bill Lamar talks with Vernon Jordan, the attorney and civil rights leader, about the ways that the church formed him and influenced his working life.
Stop thinking about single people as something apart from the norm, writes a single Christian. We are simply beloved children of God.
The Columbia Future Forge, which trains and mentors students in faith, life and work, is one of the social enterprises created by the author. Photo courtesy of The Columbia Future Forge
Social enterprises might be a risky and unusual form of ministry, but a youth pastor argues that they can bring new life to the church.
Nineteenth-century scientists and artists were preoccupied with noticing things. Could contemporary Christians adapt this practice to the working world?
The Rev. Ashley Goff (left) and the Rev. Jeffrey K. Krehbiel invite congregants to the communion table. Photos by Mike Morones.
At Church of the Pilgrims, vulnerability is a virtue and worship is an innovative and deeply collaborative experience between clergy and congregants.
Started by a young woman wanting simply to live out the gospel, loving her neighbor as herself, Laundry Matters is a vibrant community center and more. It’s church-as-laundromat, laundromat-as-church.
After visiting multiple churches, a potential congregant found the secret of how to choose her new church home: a congregation made her feel welcome.
Developing a leadership pathway for people in his congregation helped an associate pastor avoid the last-minute scramble to fill open positions. The six-month process includes prayer, reading, discussion and discernment.