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The late John Nelson Darby casts a giant shadow over the Brethren movement and continues to influence huge swathes of Christian fundamentalism. A new book offers an unsparing look at how he molded the movement into a Christian cult. […] Read More

Our walk with Jesus should lead us beyond satisfaction with personal peace and on a quest to bring greater peace to others. I was reminded of that truth by two classic country singers – George Jones and Merle Haggard. […] Read More

The Southern Baptist Convention and Roman Catholic Church both believe in a male-only clergy and struggle with a clergy sex abuse crisis. Until they abandon patriarchy, they will never get a handle on sexual abuse. […] Read More

Our spiritual lives are like an old house. Now and then, they need a fresh coat of paint or a complete remodel. Perhaps your spiritual life is a fixer-upper project, long overdue for a demolition and rebuild. […] Read More

Life is like a Rubik’s cube: chaotic, disorganized and frustrating. Unlike a Rubik’s cube, life’s problems aren’t always possible to solve. In those difficult times, we need people who will resolve to be with us. […] Read More

While many imperfect men make wonderful fathers, not all of us were fortunate to have such men as we grew up. Yet we can imagine what it would have been like, to have a father into whose eyes you could fall. […] Read More

Southern Baptist leaders, like Al Mohler, claim the “plain teaching of Scripture” says women should not preach to the gathered church. But upon examining his scriptural reasoning, one thing is clear: Mohler gets the Bible wrong. […] Read More

It’s an illusion and a fault in our discipleship to think everything we can possess by our own hard work is ours by right. Wealth and possessions must be understood as ours to steward rather than to possess absolutely. […] Read More

Our future requires people with different skills. We need those who can dream the future and those who can build it. People should be encouraged to follow the educational and career paths that suit their gifts and interests. […] Read More

With so many churches in decline, most pastors need to cultivate the skillset required to be turnaround leaders. They see a church’s potential and can bring them back from their downward spiral. Here are 4 of their core principles. […] Read More