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The news cycle has been awash in darkness recently, particularly as it regards politics. And, as a Christian, I constantly ask myself how I am to respond in such a time as this. In the midst of this question, I... Continue...

“What am I going to do with my retirement?”  The anxious question came from Anne Bell, a recently retired researcher at the University of Northern Colorado. As a staff volunteer for the 5280 Fellowship, a young leaders program in Denver,... Continue...

I could wallpaper my home with the baby shower invitations and birth announcements I’ve received over the last few years. It seems as though I’m in a constant rotation of holding new babies, delivering meals to sleepy parents, and buying... Continue...

Last week, writer Katelyn Beaty wrote an article at RNS arguing that the politics of ending abortion are less important than the politics of reducing abortion. There is much to commend in Beaty's article. I especially appreciate her taking a whole-life... Continue...

I came of age, and came to Christ, in the 90s. Like so many Gen X Christians, my spiritual foundation was chiseled in a youth group where purity was a big deal. I had a purity ring, signed a True... Continue...

In a piece for Her.meneutics, Jennifer Grant cautions parents against trying to “bully their kids into belief,” writing: “Between the extremes of bullying our children into faith and neglecting to teach them to pray is a wide expanse.” I completely... Continue...

Many young people are leaving Evangelical churches. Statistics vary, but there is general consensus that large numbers of post-high school age Evangelical youth shed the faith of their fathers and mothers upon beginning their college years. The reasons given are... Continue...

As an associate and senior pastor, I have been blessed to serve two churches that developed ministries to the homeless and other needy in their communities. In both cases, these ministries began as God worked in the hearts of lay... Continue...

Orphan Sunday is November 13. Your church should recognize it, and I hate to say that. I hate to say it not because I don’t believe in the mission of Orphan Sunday, churches from every denomination and tradition calling us... Continue...

For years, as Denmark has consistently ranked among the happiest countries in the world, people have been speculating on the reasons behind this relatively high level of self-reported happiness. After all, this Scandinavian country doesn't fit the image most people... Continue...