Fourth Presbyterian Church’s “Deep Listening Dinners” focus on strengthening relationships, developing conversational skills and practicing handling differences in a respectful manner.
In touchstone moments, students return to ritual, writes Eliza Smith DeBevoise. This is a generation who desires honesty over being polished, awareness over versatility.
A Matthew 18 church is one where welcome is practiced, conflict is named, grace is extended, and God is present, writes Eliza Jaremko.
The theologian and often-overlooked civil rights hero would have warned us against politics as a zero-sum game.
The state of Texas is flouting human rights law, and the PC(USA)'s response rings hollow, opines Robert Lowry.
What does it mean to be a pastor without a church? What does it mean to be a church without a pastor? Karie Charlton reflects.
Is your church going through a period of transition? Christian Shearer offers his favorite metaphor for congregational discernment: the labyrinth.
Scott Hagley suggests small congregations as places for cultivating communities of abundance and care, as common places for social healing and spiritual renewal.
"I held the conviction that if anything could unite us amidst our differences, it had to be Jesus," writes Doug Basler.
College ministry completely changes every four years. Perhaps there's a lesson here for the larger church to learn, writes Maggie Alsup.
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