Coronavirus precautions can have significant impact on churches, but churches can shape the epidemic as well—for better or worse.
Guest post reminds us that affirmation and love are shallow substitutes for the actual hard work of inclusion.
The call to identify and separate American Muslims has yielded a particular kind of response by Christians.
The powerlessness of hospitality contrasts deeply with the power-over methods of evangelism that this blog finds problematic.
This past week, all over the Internets has been a story on a receipt posted by an Applebees waitress that is pictured above. The diner was part of a large party and per restaurant custom the 18% gratuity (halfway between 15% for okay service and 20% for good servi) was automatically added to the party’s […]
Picture shot by a friend on Facebook. I mean, I know parking is a problem, but that’s not really welcoming, is it?
Via Richard Beck, here’s an interesting social phenomenon: faking being a Christian so Christians don’t ostracize you from your child’s playdates. We are agnostics living deep in the heart of Texas and our family fakes Christianity for social reasons. It’s not so much for the sake of my husband or myself but for our young […]
Quick hit (and trying out this “blogging from google reader” thing)…Professor Richard Beck writes the following great article on what practical ways that Christians might want to start working on if they truly want to embody the love of Christ. The Bait and Switch of Contemporary Christianity: “ A few years ago a female student […]
I post a lot of videos. I apologize. But for some reason, I’ve gotten to see a lot of great videos lately. But this one is by far my favorite at the moment. New blog BeyondRelevance.com has a video on what if Starbucks marketed like the church. It is both damning of the church’s failures […]
A mission.hack is defined here. We look at mission statements or at mission initiatives and examine different ways of expressing them. Hacking them…if you will. Yesterday, I attended a presentation by Doug Ruffle, PhD, of the New Jersey area of the UMC who came and did a presentation on church growth and tools for evangelism. […]