Black Friday has come and gone; amid the tales of super sales and throngs of people, stories were reported about injuries and fights. For me, saving a few bucks is not worth the lines, the waiting, and the hustle.
This time of year, many of our churches will have visitors. Courtesy of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, below is "50 Ways to Welcome New People," a part of the Center's 50 Ways Series.
Churches are supposed to be communities that represent Christ's infinite love--and many of them do--but certain groups of people seem to be continually ignored, alienated, undervalued, and simply lost within American churches.
The digital culture isn't changing religion as much as it is reflecting offline shifts in Christian life, says a scholar of religion and media at Texas A&M University.
Drawing on the unique gifts of church members and the vision of its lawyer-priest, a Catholic parish in the waterfront city of Hoboken launches a legal clinic to help residents in need.
In a time of great needs and limited resources, congregations are increasingly looking to outside sources to help fund their charitable programs.