Homeless people are using this church as a campsite

“Outside the Church of the Assumption in Brooklyn Heights, two people have made their homes under garbage bags and blankets on the sanctuary’s steps, even amid opposition from parishioners.” – …

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Deck the Walls with Boughs of Holly…

People love walls. This “Christmas card,” believed to be the work of British street artist Banksy, makes an uncomfortable point about life in the Holy Land today. The burst of conversations about …

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Star Wars and the Hope We Actually Need

In his classic book, The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer popularized the concepts of cheap grace and costly grace. Bonhoeffer, writing in a Germany already swept up in the fervor of Nazism, …

Paris and the Need for Better Christian Empathy

he coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris were tragic and terrible events. In a way, it’s heartwarming to see so many people around the world offering their prayers and support. Facebook even made …

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When Church Membership is a Joke

It’s hardly a revelation that people don’t take church membership as seriously as they used to. Certainly there are blessed exceptions, saints who give their time, talent, and treasure faithfully, …

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Straight Outta the Church

First there were the Gen-Xers and Millennials who were Nones, then there were Boomers who were Dones. People leave the church for a variety of reasons. And yes, some of …