The median worship attendance at a typical congregation has declined – again – from 130 to 108.
- October 17, 2011 |
The answer is both “yes” and “no,” and understanding why is an important discussion.
- October 13, 2011 |
I told a story to our church this past weekend as part of the ending of a series on parenting. The more I’ve reflected on it, it’s about why I do what I do.
For medieval Christians, contact with relics of Christ and the saints provided a unique bridge between earth and heaven.
Most kids don’t read. And most parents don’t seem to know how to get them to read.
In a recent opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, Norm Augustine laments the weakening emphasis on the study of history.
- September 26, 2011 |
There is much talk in our day about avoiding being “over protective,” but little to no talk on being “under protective.”
- September 22, 2011 |
It’s time someone wrote a book for the church titled 'Whatever Became of Evangelism?'
- September 19, 2011 |
The reports, studies and news stories seemed to pour out this past week on the diminishing role orthodox Christian faith has in America.
- September 15, 2011 |
Don’t worry about inviting me to church this weekend.
- September 12, 2011 |
CNN’s John Blake reached out to religious leaders and scholars to pose a simple question: How did 9/11 change America’s attitude toward religion?
- September 08, 2011 |
As I read a letter from a volunteer, I couldn’t help wondering: is the church really the hope of the world?
- September 01, 2011 |
One of the more telling cultural shifts of the last seventy-five years has been what some have called the “celebrification” of culture.
- August 29, 2011 |
Beloit College has once again released its annual Mindset List for the incoming class of college freshman.
- August 25, 2011 |
Let’s coin a term, shall we? You’ve heard of commercialization, and bureaucratization. How about “pornification”?
The church is a place worthy of a life fully spent; the church is a place where someone can make a difference with their one and only life – maybe even the biggest possible difference; the church is the hope of the world.
Let’s imagine a season of MythBusters where all they did was explore “myths” about the Christian faith in order to determine whether or not they were true.
The United States is “bigger, older, more Hispanic and Asian and less wedded to marriage and traditional families than it was in 1990.”
- August 11, 2011 |
According to recent studies, almost half of all American college students will abandon their Christian faith during their undergraduate years.
- August 08, 2011 |