The deep wisdom behind odd practices
Local ways are rarely senseless or stupid. It's just that a new pastor likely doesn't yet understand them as the locals do.
Essays by readers
In response to our request for essays on the subject road, we received many compelling reflections. Here is a selection.
To market themselves, churches need a product
If we're going to adopt business language for the church, we should think less about reaching a certain market and more about the nature of the product.
Psychoanalyst Michael Maccoby
"Narcissists can be inspiring. Whether they are creative or destructive depends on their philosophy."
Social life in the megachurch
The rise of megachurches has created a larger public role for some churches—even as it has signaled the loosening hold of organized religion.
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