Why Do I Stay in the Church?

Why Do I Stay in the Church?

How can you continue to stay in a church that played such a pivotal part in setting up and maintaining residential schools for the Indigenous people of Canada? How can you stay in a church that did that? These were the first questions I received from the audience...
Forget Southern Baptists; We Have Our Own Issues

Forget Southern Baptists; We Have Our Own Issues

The Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC’s) 2021 meeting in Nashville last week led to significant reactions from both outsiders and insiders. As the findings against fired seminary president Paige Patterson, the baseless fears of critical race theory and anxiety around...
What It Looks Like When We Fight Like Christians

What It Looks Like When We Fight Like Christians

“Fighting Christians” used to be the mascot of one church-related college. This came to mind after reading an editorial recently that suggested we can expect more conflicts in churches as we emerge post-COVID-19. We should not be surprised if (and when) church members...
Opportunities from Church Decline

Opportunities from Church Decline

Gallup reported a significant decline in membership at American churches, synagogues, and mosques in 2020. In a little over two decades, membership in faith communities dropped from 70% in 1999 to 47% in 2020. There are numerous reasons for this decline, from the rise...