More Men Needed to Teach, Volunteer in Schools

Male volunteers are rare. A local elementary school counselor shared this with me recently, leading me to search for data to determine if this anecdotal experience reflected a larger trend. The latest U.S. census data (2010) revealed that males represent 49.2 percent...

Who’s in Your Church? Members or Disciples?

The word “member” was, in its original biblical usage, a very healthy, organic term. It’s found 45 times in the New Testament, with only nine instances in the gospels. Paul uses “member” in his use of the body metaphor in 1 Corinthians...

Survey: Older Workers Put Off Retirement

Delaying retirement – or continuing to be employed in retirement – is a new dynamic for many aging Americans. “Some 82 percent of workers 50 and older say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement,” reported the Associated Press....