The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
What is Green Burial?
What is Green Burial? Green burial incarnates the pure nature of allowing the body to return naturally to the earth. When one opts for ...
Why we will no longer be a welcoming church
We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
Reflections on the Riot in Washington
The question before us now is whether and in what fashion the Republican Party will survive Donald Trump and the insurrectionist riot of January 6, 2021, for which he was
Should We Still Dress Our Best for Church?
I’m a millennial and I still think it’s best to wear our best to church. Recently my brother (Jonathan) and his wife (Vera) launched an online tie store called French Thread (shameless …
10 Ways to Be a Welcoming Church to Those With Special Needs
For those willing to welcome those with special needs, how can today’s churches better serve these families? One parent shares some tips.
How to Deal with Methodists at your Red Church Doors
10 reasons I’m starting a new church in Orlando
My family and I have big news! God is leading us to start a new church in Orlando, FL. This may come as a surprise to some and yet many of you saw it coming. Church Planting has been something certainly on my heart for sometime now, since my days in seminary. But now is the time. We are stepping out on faith and trusting God to start a new work that will be Jesus-centered and strategically focused on engaging those who don’t…
New Hope Presbyterian Church
Two members share what being part of a Life Group has meant to them. Ready to join a group? Sign up for a Life Group on our website....
Hilarious Video Shows Us How Not to Pick a New Church
There are so many things to consider when picking a church, and so many different types of churches to visit.
Inter-America elects new leadership positions at top levels of the church
Inter-American Division’s Executive Committee members elected several leaders to head a number of ministries, a few institutions and appointed administrators to 13 union missions of the Inter-American territory, today.
Why I'm Becoming an Anglican Priest...at New Life Church.
I grew up in an Anglican home. My mother comes from several generations of Anglicans, in Singapore and Sri Lanka. As a baby, I was christened at St. Hilda's Anglican church in Singapore. When my parents were introduced to the move of the Holy Spirit in the mid-1980's in Malaysia, however, their parish wasn't quite sure what to do with all of it. So eventually, we began attending a non-denominational Pentecostal church. I was 8 years old. What followed has been almost three…
What the Episcopal Church's position on gay marriage can teach us
Because Gene Robinson is gay, his elevation to one of the highest positions of authority within the Episcopal Church rocked and splintered the church
What is the Scientology position regarding women ministers?
What is the Scientology position regarding women ministers The Scientology ministry is open to men and women. Because people are spiritual beings, gender of a minister is not an issue in Scientology. Scientology is a meritocracy. There are no “glass ceiling” limitations based on race, gender, ethnicity or similar criteria for individuals who serve as ministers or as executives in the Church’s ecclesiastical management. As in…
HOPE: How to Make Decisions From a Position of HOPE
Certainly at this time of your life HOPE is an important word. Traditional Christian and Jewish stories speak of HOPE ranging from the miraculous conception of the Christ child to the Jewish Hanukk…
Church seeks what is best for those who are wounded, pope says
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The sacrament of marriage cannot be “improvised,” but must be prepared for, nourished and supported throughout the coupl…
Why You Need to Stop Thinking Your Church is For Everyone
Church leaders do it all the time. Ask them who they’re trying to reach. Their answer? Everyone. It sounds appropriate. I get that. What else are you going to say? After all, the Gospel is for everyone. But that’s not the question. The question is who is your church designed to reach? Is your church…
Projected top players by position: Georgia’s specialists rank among nation’s best
Our series on Georgia's best players at each position concludes with specialists. *Brooks Buce, Greater Atlanta Christian: Buce made 12 of 17 field-goal attempts, with 50 and 52 yarders. Buce put 58 of 87 kickoffs in the end zone. He punted for a 38.4-yard average and is rated the No. 11 punter among seniors nationally by Chris Sailer Kicking. *Jake Camarda, Norcross: Camarda, rated the No. 1 junior punter nationally...
Why Florida is struggling to fill more than 2,000 teaching positions
It's being called a "silent strike" as teachers are just walking away.
Why Go to Church?
We live in a fast-paced digital age. News is distilled into soundbites. Thirty-second commercials leave us feeling that a two-minute video is long. We expect our internet service to be max speed. We grow impatient even as our microwave ovens quickly warm up our food. Electronic devices are all around us—we use them for work, play, learning, relaxation, communication, relationships and even worship. What is the impact of all of this on our church-going experience?