By: Joel Snider We regard sloth as a sin of an imagined lazy member of the welfare class. Rather, it is the sin of all who waste their lives on loves that are too small and causes that are not worthy of our devotion.
By: Ircel Harrison Church programs come and go. Buildings often become a burden rather than a resource. Strategies rise and fall. But churches wanting the best return on investment should focus on people. People will endure.
By: Elizabeth Evans Hagan During his visit to the U.S., Pope Francis proved once again he was a refreshing man of the people. He modeled how Jesus loves unconditionally, isn't afraid to do the work and calls us to elevate the unseen.
By: David Crosby Hungary's prime minister says a 110-mile razor-wire border fence will protect Christians from Muslims. Cynical politicians know the fastest way to whip any group into a frenzy is to say their religion is being attacked.
By: Jerrod Hugenot In Pope Francis' speech before the Congress, he offered a word of gratitude for the lives of four notable Americans: a Baptist, a president and two Catholics - Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton.
By: Mark Tidsworth Not long ago, faith communities argues over the correct worship style. Today, far more than style, we know engaging worship requires authenticity, genuineness, engagement and risk-taking.
By: Blake Hart Fear causes us to take our trust away from Jesus and to place it in lesser things. We may not pray to golden calves, but we place a lot of confidence in border fences, armies, guns, bombs and predator drones.
By: Elizabeth Evans Hagan A trip to Sweden provides an opportunity to reflect on questions of faith and life. Two takeaways: The church in Sweden is not dead, and the Syrian refugee crisis is worse than you think.
By: Chris Hall The United Nations will vote on its Sustainable Development Goals to tackle poverty, hunger and other issues over the next 15 years. Here's why your church should support these initiatives.
By: Matt Sapp The problem for a lot of us isn't that we don't want to pray, but that we don't know what to pray for, and we're not sure what to say. Check out these three suggestions to pray more boldly.
By: Roger Olson Across the U.S. and throughout the world, certain evangelists and pastors promote the Prosperity Gospel as their primary theme. Many adherents claim they're evangelicals. But is that valid?
By: Lina Toth (Andronoviene) The church has adopted a powerful myth floating around in society. It's the idea that a partner and children are essential ingredients for happiness. As a result, we exclude our single church members.
By: Heath W. Carter These are the worst times for organized labor, represented by only 7 percent of private sector workers. But you'd be hard-pressed to find evangelicals making this an election-year issue. That wasn't always the case.