The Reformation was more than theological; it was ecclesiastical. It was a reformation of the church.
- November 01, 2011 |
I grew up in a day when Halloween was little more than pumpkins, fall festivals, hayrides and dressing up as a pirate or a farmer to go trick-or-treating.
- October 27, 2011 |
Let's face it -- China has been on a roll. But money and public relations aren’t everything. There are also two-year-old girls.
- October 24, 2011 |
HarperOne has recently published 25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics, selected by Renovare and a “specially appointed editorial board,” including Richard J. Foster, Dallas Willard and Phyllis Tickle.
- October 20, 2011 |
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”?
- August 22, 2011 |