Nathan Kirkpatrick: When does breaking news compel a preacher to rewrite Sunday’s sermon?

The Rev. Nathan Kirkpatrick preaches at Broad Street United Methodist Church in Statesville, North Carolina. FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   By Nathan Kirkpatrick Managing director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity   The answer depends on congregational and community context and begins with another question: What does the gospel have to say to a broken and brokenhearted world in this moment? … Continue reading “Nathan Kirkpatrick: When does breaking news compel a preacher to rewrite Sunday’s sermon?”

Maria Dixon Hall: Just because you can preach doesn’t mean you’re a communicator

FacebookTwitterEmailPrint For an organization in which the word is central, the church does a poor job of communicating, says an SMU professor and consultant. She has some advice on how church leaders can do it better. MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 Human beings are storytelling creatures, moved and motivated from birth by the power of stories, … Continue reading “Maria Dixon Hall: Just because you can preach doesn’t mean you’re a communicator”

Letting the Spirit lead spirited debate—online and in person

BY  JESSE DYMOND July 8, 2019 Photo: Public domain   Friends in Christ, It’s been some time, hasn’t it? A few years ago, I left my post as online community coordinator for the Anglican Church of Canada for Quebec’s Eastern Townships, where I serve as chaplain to Bishop’s University and Champlain College Lennoxville. The space … Continue reading “Letting the Spirit lead spirited debate—online and in person”

Learning to speak

By Amey Victoria Adkins Writer, photographer, Baptist minister FacebookTwitterEmailPrint The heart of Christian community is connecting, confessing and witnessing together the work of God. It doesn’t matter whether you do it live or on Twitter, writes Amey Victoria Adkins. Monday, November 9, 2009 My 79-year-old grandmother wants a Facebook page. Though she needs a cheat … Continue reading “Learning to speak”

Heidi Campbell: The Internet challenges and empowers religious institutions

Bigstock / Pure Solutions FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   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. Monday, November 18, 2013 People today — especially young people — belong to fluid networks that are not limited by traditional … Continue reading “Heidi Campbell: The Internet challenges and empowers religious institutions”