We have all had, or need to have, difficult conversations. An email that offended or troubled us, a blow-up at a family dinner, a situation at work that is unbearable, a church feud that is spilling out into the community or friction
The news that Fred Phelps, the 84-year-old founder of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., has died drew predictable reactions from just about everyone, from anger, to glee to relief. Phelps and the congregation, which includes most of his many children
We have all had, or need to have, difficult conversations. An email that offended or troubled us, a blow-up at a family dinner, a situation at work that is unbearable, a church feud that is spilling out into the community or friction within a house
CVS pharmacies announced in early February that its 7,600 stores would cease selling cigarettes and other tobacco products, a decision that will cost the corporation roughly $2 billion a year in revenues.
Here’s a paradox. Last year, I preached a sermon on doubt, which actually helped some people’s faith. I asked the question: Does your faith have any question marks? Doubt -- the searching kind -- really does have a place in the faith process.
People of faith are keenly aware that “we are our brother’s keeper” and our children’s, our parents’, other relatives’, acquaintances’, strangers’ — everyone’s. They also are fully aware that Jesus was in the lifesaving and life-restoring business and admonished his disciples to be like him
February is Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month. It is a fitting month for Americans —- all Americans —- to observe this time and catch up on this aspect of America’s rich heritage.
Faithful congregations empower members, and their corporate faithfulness impacts those around them, those who benefit from the church's ministry and hunger for Christ themselves. Each church is God's temple.
Celebrating the Messiah’s birth is important in worship, to be sure. But it also carries the opportunity/responsibility/risk of walking and acting in the Jesus way in the daily moments of life. It means not even withholding Christ from those who might seem unlikely to embrace