John M. Buchanan ponders life in the church and the challenges of leadership
Prescott Pym, licensed under Creative Commons
The Christmas truce of 1914—100 years ago this Christmas Eve—gave the world a glimpse of peace in a horrific time.
For many of us, Advent is the most meaningful season of the church year. It’s not passive waiting; it’s living into the promised future.
Illinois is in dreadful shape, with huge debt and underfunded pension liabilities. In the gubernatorial campaign, the ads were focused elsewhere.
In the privacy of the pastor's study, the gap between what the church says and the way people live becomes increasingly clear.
I have carried the burden of knowing that our church contributed to a man's death when we refused him the open acceptance, love, and support that he needed.
John M. Buchanan is a retired Presbyterian minister and the former editor and publisher of the Century.
The Century's work relies primarily on subscriptions and donations. Thank you for supporting nonprofit journalism.
Support us by buying books: