Declining church membership calls for radical reengineering

What we need today is a radical reengineering of the church. There is a growing need to go back to the drawing board and devise new ways of “doing church.”

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Pray for the spiders

Pray for the spiders

When you pray for something or someone, by default, you think about them. And when you think about them, you find yourself wondering things. What do they need? What do they want? What scares them? What makes them angry? What do they hope for? It’s then that you begin to see them in a different light. You come to understand their motivations in a new way.

No, we didn’t ‘win’ the War on Poverty, but here’s how we can

No, we didn’t ‘win’ the War on Poverty, but here’s how we can

No party or ideology has a monopoly on the solutions to ending poverty in America, and both parties are to blame for expending more energy on policies aimed at the upper and middle classes at the expense of people in poverty. With a few exceptions, neither Republicans nor Democrats have prioritized pushing forward a comprehensive policy agenda to combat poverty.

The End of White Christian America

The End of White Christian America

Fears about the present and a desire for a lost past, bound together with partisan attachments, ultimately overwhelmed values voters’ convictions. Rather than standing on principle and letting the chips fall where they may, white evangelicals fully embraced a consequentialist ethics that works backward from predetermined political ends, bending or even discarding core principles as needed to achieve a predetermined outcome.

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