Church Membership and Loose Connections

By Amy Frykholm, at Christian Century: One thing is clear: a church shouldn’t measure the effectiveness of its ministries solely by counting members. “Let’s say that JoAnn has joined a committee. Great. I can  measure that,” said Mueller. “But let’s say that Mark is living his baptism in committed ways in his daily life and [Read More...]

Transforming the World 2 (Patrick Mitchel)

Transforming the World 2 (by Patrick Mitchel, at IBI) The book is Transforming the World, edited by Dewi Hughes and Jamie Grant, published in the UK and as yet not available in the USA. The first three chapters of Transforming the World?: the Gospel and Social Responsibility, edited by Dewi Hughes and Jamie Grant unpack [Read More...]

Evangelism and Truth

This guest post is by AHH, a routine reader and commenter on this blog. Lying to Open Doors for Evangelism? (AHH) The child of some friends went on a short mission trip recently to a country that is closed to missionaries.  I won’t name the ministry organization, but most of you would recognize it.  My [Read More...]

Types of Males, Undercut by the Ethic of Jesus

This post is by Vaun Swanson has served in churches and Christian organizations most of her life. She holds degrees in Social Work, Sociology, Educational Psychology, Christian Studies, and recently earned a Doctor of Ministry degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where she focused her studies on ministries to women. She currently serves as the executive [Read More...]


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