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Pastors can be trusting souls, which makes them an easy mark for con men. If you receive an offer that seems too good to be true, remember the biblical command to be shrewd as snakes yet innocent as doves. […] Read More

When women, who represent more than half of the people in our churches, are educated, empowered and treated as equals, the church as a whole can prosper at significant rates. It’s all because of the other F word. […] Read More

Lent is often seen as a chance to break “bad habits.” You could use those 40 days of focused preparation for Easter by committing to go without single-use plastic. […] Read More

In a few years, many U.S. workers won’t have the standard 9-to-5 job and will be expected to earn a living seeking multiple paid opportunities. How will this trend affect your church? […] Read More

With a difference of only 54 votes, United Methodists chose to continue to enforce its ban on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage, placing the divided denomination at a crossroads. […] Read More

Lent begins this year on March 6. While more Baptists are observing it, it’s still a foreign concept for many of them. These 12 ideas will show you and your church ways you can begin to observe Lent. […] Read More

We who were abused by leaders in the church continue to live. Our hearts still beat a tattered pulse. The horror of abuse is followed by a lifetime of adapting, but you can transcend the trauma. […] Read More

Children and teenagers around the globe have been holding strikes to protest the lack of effort by leaders and governments to deal with climate change. What else can they do as they see their future disappear? […] Read More

People all over the world confront evil effectively without turning to violence, and most often we are looking elsewhere. You can hear those stories at the Global Baptist Peace Conference in July in Colombia. […] Read More

We can blame social media for the flames of racial tension, however, these platforms only fuel what is already lit in each of us. Racial reconciliation can only be truly addressed when we address ourselves. […] Read More