In the News: Rural America Is the New ‘Inner City’

A little over a week ago, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled, "Rural America Is the New ‘Inner City’." As the title suggests, the article is a feature piece that does a winsome job telling the narrative of urban renewal and rural demise. It relates the dilemmas now occurring in America's rural areas.…

Church, Stop Measuring Yourself by Past Success

You think back to that time often. Maybe it was a decade ago, maybe a generation ago, or maybe it was just a few years ago. It was an exciting time in the life of your church. The sanctuary was full on a Sunday morning, children were running around before the service. The choir sounded…