Welcome Back to Christendom

A lot has happened since my last post. My family has moved to Virginia and we've been busy with the laborious process of setting up our house and

It’s Not Conformation: The Book

What is confirmation and why do we do it? How must we adapt youth ministry—and church in general—to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world? These

Refreshment and Inspiration at UNCO

UNCO---an "unconference" for church leaders, pastors, families, and seminarians---has been on my wish list of events to attend for several years.

Not So Sweet 16 for the PC(USA)

In addition to the new Pew report on US religious trends, this week we also received the 2014 statistics report from the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Post-Christendom Trends Continue

Yesterday the Pew Research Center---which is among our most helpful trackers of religious trends---released new data on American religiosity:

Big Church, Small Church

When it comes to church size, perhaps the grass is always greener. On the first day of the Vibrant Faith “Do What Matters!” training I attended