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Looking for Welcome
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Helene Slessarev-Jamir Fearful of harsh border enforcement legislation and trapped in poverty, many immigrants turn to churches for help. ...

Can These Bones Live?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Janet L. Parker What the church must learn from Rwanda. In just 100 days between April and July 1994, an estim ...

Slow Connection?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson A January report on Internet use among Protestant churches, conducted by Ellison Research, found that most churches are ri ...

No Visible Means of Support
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Today's toddler, in his front-facing carrier, thinks he can fly. As a father who has raised ...

Leading with Grace
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Clifton Kirkpatrick In the midst of my own responsibilities for leadership within the Presbyterian Church (USA), I seek to keep current with the literature on leadership and organ ...

Ready or Not
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 3:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson As Christianity explodes across the globe, it is taking new forms and moving away from traditional expressions. ...

Christian Churches Together
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 3:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson The journey of Christian Churches Together in the USA began in September 2001 when church leaders representing the ...

Vital Signs
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 10:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Diana Butler Bass Congregations find passion and purpose by blending ancient traditions and contemporary action. ...

Faith: Not a Private Practice
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 10:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Thorngate New Community Covenant Church, Chicago. Faith: Not a Private Practice ...

Many Cultures, One Spirit
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 10:53am | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank Southside Presbyterian Church, Tucson. Many Cultures, One Spirit ...

Remember Whose You Are
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 10:53am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Shiloh Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. Remember Whose You Are Shiloh Ba ...

Keep Measured Tones
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Byron Borger Keep Measured Tones Keep Measured Tones Thanks for the wonderfully in ...

Transforming Darkness into Light
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Paula Gooder The story of the Bible is one of increasing inclusion. In our current idiom, faith has become ...

Scared to Talk Politics in Church?
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 1:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brian D. McLaren You don't need to be partisan to be prophetic. Sometimes I think that th ...

Churches Close Accountability Gap
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Brian Bolton The mayor of Fall River, The mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, sits ...

Mending the Waters
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Having recently been diagnosed with a rare and troubling medical condition- Having recently been diagnosed with a rare and troubling medic ...

Creating New Wineskins
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

J. Daryl Byler While many in the U.S. civil rights movement were busy integrating lunch counters, others took on an even tougher challeng ...

No Longer Strangers
Originally Posted: 05/19/2011 - 2:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lois Ann Lorentzen Walking around my hometown of San Francisco, I am always struck by a remarkable cultural vibrancy that translates into ...

Not a Just or Moral War
Originally Posted: 05/19/2011 - 2:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Earle Anderson The churches' pre-emptive response to Bush's Iraq plans. On Oct. 7, just hours ...

Prophetic Leadership
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 1:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Whatever Christians decide about war with Iraq, they must do it on the basis of Christian theology. ...

Artists Welcome Here
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler Worshippers at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, ...

Thou Shalt Not Nuke
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank The church response (or lack thereof) to Bush's nuclearism The recent agreement to reduce t ...

Christianity Inc.
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Michael Budde Robert Brimlow His image is used to promote cement companies and bakerie ...

Empty Pews, Full Agendas
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin Wroe While Britain's church attendance plummets, the remaining core is engaged in a nationwide tapestry of social altruism. An ...

Turning the Church Toward Peace
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

John K. Stoner Are we doomed to descend ever-deeper into rage on the road, revenge in the workplace, and ruin in the home? ...

The Ministry of Culture
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Linda-Marie Delloff A national study documents what many congregations already knew—that the arts are good for faith, and faith can be goo ...

The Indwelling Word
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 2:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eric DeBode The Word on the Street has the potential to be a book about two theologians who volunteer at a soup kitchen, feel good about ...

The Year is 2054
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 9:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson A half-century from now, will the churches finally learn to get along? We look into our crystal ball to see… ...

Prosperity Doesn't Equal Generosity
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler A new report shows that the current economic boom is not finding its way to the collection plate. ...

What I Learned When I Opened My Mouth About Gay Rights
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Rice Wherever self-censorship rules, a real debate is not taking place. In all my 17 years in Mississipp ...

Churches Continue Discussions on Scripture, Homosexuality
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 2:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler A recent consultation among United Methodist Church officials on the "authority of scripture and the nature of God’s rev ...

'Behold, The Treasure of the Church'
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ched Myers The poor are always with us. The questions is what we do about it. The 1996 dismantling of the welf ...

Many Members, One Body
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson Homosexuality should not become a litmus test of who's in or out of God's favor ...

Holding It Together
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 2:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tony Campolo Peggy and Tony Campolo dialogue about the church and homosexuality. Tony: The matter of homo ...

More Than Pickets and Prayer
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 1:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kim Bobo Fifteen ways to strengthen your congregation's justice ministry with workers. Across the nation ...

Healers of the Breach
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brent Coffin Sam Herring Urban churches bridge barriers of neighborhood, class, and rac ...

Leaven in the Loaf
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kevin Clarke Bethel New Life creates a place for God's people on Chicago's West Side. The three men ...

An Imperative to Overcome Poverty
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank National Summit on the Churches and Welfare Reform. As churches and faith-based organizations arou ...

The Body of Christ
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis This summer I taught two weeklong courses, one in western Canada and one in the American Southwest. ...

People Who Labor
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kristin Brennan Seminarians are learning about another aspect of church members' lives. "You can go ...

Captive to Capital
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jane Samuels Even church institutions can lose sight of human needs. The American church and organized labor a ...

Charitable Choice
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stanley W. Carlson-Thies Opportunity to Serve The charitable choice provision of the 1996 federal welfare refo ...

Charitable Choice
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Melissa Rogers Threat to Religion Should houses of worship and other religious organizations increase their ef ...

Knocking at Freedom's Door
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Cizik The church in China is finding new openness--but only when the state says so. For three weeks ...

The Welcome at Spirit Garage
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pam Fickenscher "What do you do?" It's taken me about nine months to come up with a short answer for that question. ...

The Stage Is Set
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

William R. L. Haley A small group of twentysomethings can change the world. A generation of them can reclaim the cities of America for the ...

Recovering an "Older Unity"
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Holum In the trenches, Lutheran-Episcopal communion goes on. "We know that some of you, called by the ...

With Malice Toward None
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Harvey Cox Mixing religion with politics is nothing new. A century and a half ago, a young congressman from ...

A Carnival of Small-Time Saints
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Shane Helmer The surprises of spiritual homecoming. We're sorry. This page is temporarily unavailable. ...

Challenge from Within
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eugene F. Rivers III A call to address the black church leadership crisis. EACH DAY, 1,118 BLACK TEEN-AGERS a ...