Since My Youth

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on October 14, 2012. Psalm 90:12-17; Mark 10:17-31 We, you and I, may have more in common with the man in our story from Mark’s gospel than anyone else in all of scripture. You...

Why New Clergy Deserve a Chance in Your Church

A recentcolumn on the surge of churches calling pastors in their fifth decade evoked a wide range of responses. Many came from midcareer clergy who offered a hearty “Amen” and were grateful for the news that their sense of entering the prime time of their...

Black Seminaries Embrace Hip-hop

WASHINGTON (RNS) It’s hard enough to get young people out of bed and into the pews on a Sunday morning, but two leading black seminaries think they have found a way to grab the next generation: hip-hop. “If we’re going to take young people seriously, we have no...

Some Churches Cancel Sunday School, Put Parents in Charge

(RNS) Don’t look for children’s Sunday school classes at Ridgewood Church in Port Arthur, Texas. And forget about scavenger hunts and water park trips: the youth ministry is no more. Sound like a dying church? No, it’s a family-integrated congregation, whose leaders...