Five years ago, I became a Catholic. It was Easter Vigil. Beautiful music was sung, holy readings were pronounced and I found myself with four other candidates anxiously standing behind the altar. The moment had arrived. As Fr. Michael approached each of us, he leveled his warm and knowing gaze and swung the smoking thurible …
Beyond fasting: 10 tips for a more meaningful Lent
Some United Methodists do not connect with the traditional discipline of fasting for Lent. Creative alternatives can help reenergize the season.
Why Baptists Are Leaving the Local Church
Tom Cheyney & Rodney Harrison, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary discuss issues that churches are facing today. People don't since God's presence, they're looking for Him. They're looking for a sense of joy, a sense of vision, a sense of purpose and a sense of mission. Click the logo to listen
How Skipping Church Affects Our Children
In a Q&A, Carl Trueman was asked about why churches today are losing their young people. Typical answers to this question range from things like the temptations of this world or the irrelevance…
Missouri Foster Care Facts & Figures
Thousands of people across the state of Missouri are impacted by foster care each year. Want to know how? Here are some facts and…
How to celebrate “Don’t send your child to school day”
A group opposing Common Core standards has taken a stand! They are promoting “Don’t send your child to school day” on November 18. They want your help: “help us send a message to the federal government.” The group plans to show their opposition to Common Core by mass coordinated absence for one day of school. …
Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World
Stanford TK calculated that expert users on RateBeer rated these 20 beers the best in the world.
This Advent, take a lesson from Thomas Merton
“From now on, everyone stands on his own feet. . . . The time for relying on structures has disappeared. They are good and they should help us, and we should do the best we can with them. But they may be taken away, and if everything is taken away, what do you do next?”
Why is it a sin for Catholics to miss Mass, but not for non-Catholics?
The Lord has set a table for us, and, yes, it is a weekly table for the whole family. Those who are not part of the family aren’t really expected to show up.
Same-Sex Marriage is now the Law of the (U.S.) Land: What Now for Christians?
The Supreme Court has taken action on same-sex marriage, and now the church needs to take its own action.