Why Laughter Will Fill the Church’s Future

Why Laughter Will Fill the Church’s Future

Plenty of trends look tough for the future of the church. We read about the rise of the “nones” who have no affiliation with a faith tradition, much less a church. We see the decline in attendance across mainline and evangelical churches. We wonder, “Will giving hold...
Tempted to Believe the Worst? We Know Better

Tempted to Believe the Worst? We Know Better

My family moved several times while I was a child; each relocation forced my sister and me to make new friends in a new town. Leaving behind friends was painful, and our parents recognized our real grief. Sometimes, I would mutter, “I’ll never have friends again.” My...