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 …

The Surprising Thing your Church may have in Common with Twitter

On a recent episode of All Things Considered, Laura Sydell explored the interesting challenge that Twitter is encountering as a company struggling to keep its footing in an increasingly competitive social media marketplace. Recently eclipsed by younger rival Instagram, …

What Jesus had to Say about Gun Control

“Peter, put away your sword.” Sadly, Jesus never spoke directly to gun control. How could he? Like so many things we encounter today, guns weren’t present in Jesus’ day. But …

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, …

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 …