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Why Church Isn’t Optional for Christians

Here are eight reasons you shouldn’t stay home this Sunday. Or any Sunday.

The Lost Mission of Staying Put

Here’s how to be missional: move “into the neighborhood,” stay there, and care for the people.

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About the Episcopal Church

An Episcopal priest talks liturgy, drinking habits, the Bible and more.

How to Live a Monastic Life (Minus the Monastery)

I may not be able to grow old in a monastery, but I can discover its beauty in my life today.

Why Millennials Should Travel Less

Our constant getaways come at a cost — try staying home for a lonely weekend.

How to Know When To Walk Away From A Relationship

Staying in a relationship out of a fear of being single is a terrible idea. Really.

Can You Be a Christian Without Believing in Christ?

Secularism doesn’t fill the longing of the human heart, but neither will “cultural Christianity.”

10 Things Churches Could Learn from Starbucks

Jesus challenged us to be “wise as serpents” yet “innocent as doves.” Can we also be “wise as mermaids”?

6 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Youth Ministry

What is your church doing to allow young people to participate in the life of the Body of Christ?

Church Community Should Be Messy

Church leaders: let’s challenge ourselves to prioritize love over comfort in our communities.

Forgiveness Is Something I Do Everyday

I used to think forgiveness was dramatic. Now I know it’s also domestic.

Can We Know the World and Still Love It?

Starting this beautiful and diverse church has shown me how to love the world in all its brokenness and pain.

Believing in Nothing Is Really Something

Why believing in nothing has not left a void in my life.

The “I” in Our Illness and the “We” in our Wellness

A Buddhist teacher offers advice for the healing of the nation.

My virtual Jewish congregation

Jewish congregations have come late to the potential of reaching live audiences through multimedia.