Top newsmakers, personal and public, of 2010

Today I think it is appropriate to offer my best-of-religious-newsmakers of 2010.  We start with 10 and work our way down. 10.  This past summer, the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assemblies revealed that we truly live in a post-denominational era. In the midst of declining church attendance, both organizations formedContinue reading “Top newsmakers, personal and public, of 2010”

Giving Christmas to a pastor this season is as easy as making a phone call

Pastors get all kinds of Christmas gifts from parishioners.  Mugs, Lifeway gift cards, and those one-scripture-a-day books are standards.  Some churchgoers forgo gifts altogether because it can be an overwhelming experience to have to get something for your pastor.  Decisions about what to get and how much to spend are baffling, but giving Christmas toContinue reading “Giving Christmas to a pastor this season is as easy as making a phone call”