Professional clergy are also victims of Great Recession woes

About two months ago I read a book that reported on the state of America’s clergy. It argued that there was a clergy shortage and that countless churches, mostly smaller congregations with less than 100 people, were in need of professionally-trained ministers. Of course, these small congregations found it difficult to attract clergy because ofContinue reading “Professional clergy are also victims of Great Recession woes”

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) General Assembly reveals larger, post-denominational trends (Part 1)

This past week I spent some time in Charolotte, NC, attending the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly–the annual meeting of a denominational “fellowship” made up of some 1,900 churches.  It is truly a blessing to be amongst fellow brothers and sisters who share a common identity and values, to meet with friends old and new,Continue reading “Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) General Assembly reveals larger, post-denominational trends (Part 1)”