Why a Lutheran pastor offers “free prayer” in a coffeeshop

A pastor’s first job is to “take care of our people,” writes a Lutheran pastor. Sometimes, he has learned, “our people” are those we have never met. [Read more…]

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What were we all worried about in 2015? Evangelism, feeling stupid at work, charity, the Pope, refugees, Kim Davis, Christmas songs, and frustrated pastors

It’s that time of year again when we look back over the events of the past 12 months. What were we thinking, wondering, and writing about as the crocuses bloomed or as we sipped our summer lemonade at the beach? Here are some of the stories that the faith and work community has been talking [Read More…]

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4 Radical Ideas About Evangelism

By Bill Peel (read Bill’s debate with Progressive Christian Channel blogger John Shore here.) When we forget the importance of the workplace to God’s plans, the cause of Christ suffers. This is both biblically and historically true. Thankfully, Christians worldwide are beginning to understand the tactical significance of the workplace to God’s Kingdom plans. In [Read More…]

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Meeting patients where they are: a further report from Grace Prescriptions (third in a series)

Read more about the conference here: How to write a Grace Prescription 10 things I learned at Grace Prescriptions I’m almost at the end of my time with the roomful of medical professionals at Grace Prescriptions, and I have a lot to chew on (and I don’t just mean the chocolate: we’ve all been fed [Read More…]

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Cocooning is Hazardous to Your Spiritual Health

By Bill Peel The term “cocooning” was coined by trend forecaster Faith Popcorn to describe Americans who were socializing less and hunkering down at home to protect themselves from the harsh realities of the outside world. This trend fed a burgeoning do-it-yourself industry and sparked home-entertainment innovations, such as video game systems, rec rooms, and [Read More…]

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A “Windex Cure” for America’s Moral Decline

By Bill Peel America is losing faith and becoming a secular nation — but I believe there’s a cure. Escalating racial discord, the ethical failure of leaders in public and private sectors, and the breakdown of traditional family values can, I believe, be traced back to the decreasing influence of faith on American life. Recent [Read More…]

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