Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Make peace with the megachurch as your neighbor

Apple, pumpkin, blueberry or pecan, sometimes a pie is more than a pie. To a group of teenage girls in Cedar Falls and Waterloo, Iowa, pies mean jobs, education, faith development and reconciliation.


Christian institutions can support people of color by investing money in minority leaders, scholarship, safe spaces and church buildings, writes a blogger and ordained PCUSA minister.

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An astonishing half of all U.S. churchgoers attend the largest 7 percent of congregations. An assistant professor of church history wonders: What does the era of 'big' have to teach us? And what new connections must be forged to keep us all vibrant?

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Young people are vulnerable, and churches must experiment with more holistic approaches to youth ministry, writes the director of Duke Youth Academy.

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A book on the science of the microbes within our bodies pushes us to see ourselves less as individuals and more as interconnected, interdependent multitudes. What happens when the checks and balances of these teeming multitudes dissolve?

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In this excerpt from his new book, a Presbyterian pastor writes that the full, 'irrational' humanity of Jesus that causes him to make mistakes and regrettable statements is the same humanity that generates his compassion and hunger for justice.

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