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Twitter and Facebook help churches reach new audiences.

 

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Breaking free from the stereotype of the disengaged teen could help churches serve them better. And as those teens age into adulthood, congregations need to be willing to work to keep them involved.

 

Kayla Mueller's beautiful letter to her family while being held by ISIS is an eloquent testament of faith in the midst of adversity that continues to inspire after her death.

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Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

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Many people abandon Twitter shortly after opening an account. But if you stick with it, it will bear fruit.

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Social media is a fact of contemporary life; it is where many people conduct a large portion of... More > Mainline Protestant laity and clergy, along with their judicatory leadership, tend to view... More >
Between 1991 and 2009 the Louisville Institute’s Summer Stipend program offered grants to academics... More > Strategic planning is an intentional and ongoing process by which congregational leaders identify... More >

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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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