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Author Colin Harris

Colin Harris is professor emeritus of religious studies at Mercer University and a member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

If Easter is not just an event to be observed and celebrated, but a mystery to participate in and live into, what does this mean in concrete terms for our personal and corporate lives? […] Read More

Easter is a highly significant celebration in the life of the church and is often presented as the central affirmation of the Christian faith. Do we do it a disservice by thinking of it as a holiday or even a historical event? […] Read More

Patterns of worship and ministry continually evolve in response to the currents of culture and emerging understandings of the faith pilgrimage. No matter how the Christian community evolves, here are seven thoughts to consider. […] Read More

A few generations ago, Sunday School and related programs began to lose their centrality for the nurturing task within church fellowships. Today, prospects for a thriving future of healthy churches are not promising. […] Read More

State bills are being proposed and enacted to teach the Bible in public schools. It may sound innocent, but it’s an effort to subvert the First Amendment’s anti-establishment clause. Perhaps we first need biblical integrity. […] Read More

Wealth is a given in society, so how should you use it? You can protect your privileged status and accumulate more wealth for yourself. Or you can leverage it to serve the urgent needs of our common life. […] Read More

Reading the final works of Martin Luther King Jr. through the lens of contemporary efforts to function as a more just society produces a kind of déjà vu. It’s a vivid reminder of how far we have come – and how far we haven’t. […] Read More

Often overshadowed by our rousing choruses, the events of the Christmas story reflect an inclusive humility. When you begin to notice it, it’s hard to miss the emphasis on the “lowliness” of what is portrayed in the narrative. […] Read More

Many church folks fear or reject others who are different from them. Contrary to the gospel, this pull toward exclusiveness has been and continues to be a challenge for faith communities. […] Read More

Joshua challenged the people of Israel to choose whom they would serve. As millions of us cast our votes today, we face a similar decision. Will we settle for the gods of fear and privilege? […] Read More