From the archives: [VIDEO] God’s good plan

How does the message of Genesis inform how we engage with the modern world? [Read more...]

John McKnight: Low-income communities are not needy — they have assets


This interview comes to us from Duke Divinity School’s blog Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.  Read some more interviews with folks pursuing community development along these lines in our recent Community Development Forum. People who want to help low-income communities should see them as “half-full glasses” — places with [Read More...]

Best Practices for Peace in 2015: Fight For Peace


This post is part of a Patheos Public Square on best practices for peace.  Though Rev. Hall speaks mainly of church relationships here, think about how her advice extends into your own workplace. By L. Elaine Hall Many Christian communities are terrible at navigating disagreement and difference. In the name of peace, we have become chronic conflict-avoiders. [Read More...]

Best Practices for Peace in 2015: Create peace through your conflicts

This post is part of a Patheos Public Square on best practices for peace. You can’t make peace if you don’t know what peace is. That much is clear from the daily headlines. I can’t think of a better “best practice for peace” than to reframe our lives around a more accurate view of what [Read More...]

A broken brave new world


​This week in the Patheos Public Square, Patheos has selected a few “resident experts” from across ​Patheos ​channels to contribute a short opinion piece about a significant trend or event in religion in America and reflect on its broader impact on society and culture.  ​ This post is part of the Faith and Work Channel’s contribution to that discussion. ​ [Read More...]

Dear God, please help me choose a major


I remembered my own struggles with that very question when I read a recent article on the Missio blog of the Washington Institute for Faith, Culture, and Vocation.  Author Drew Moser of Taylor University wrote about a student whose search for a major sounded all too familiar: Ethan was an exemplary Taylor University student—winsome, well [Read More...]