Slip Sliding Away

Slip Sliding Away By now, many of you have read the news articles and numerous responses to the latest Pew Research that shows the number of people who identify themselves as Christians is declining. Over the last seven years, that number ...

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath A few minutes before noon on April 25 two tectonic plates nine miles beneath the surface of the earth shifted after 81 years of grinding and pushing against each other. The force of 20 thermonuclear bombs was released in ...

An Avalanche of Cash

An Avalanche of Cash After the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Japan, and the typhoon in the Philippines, millions of Americans (and a fair number of Gathering participants) responded to the immediate needs through Twitter, Facebook and ...

Beneath Another Sky

Beneath Another Sky This week I received a note from my close friend of many years, Terry Parker. He wrote: “As I think you know, about five years ago one of my grandchildren, Katie, who was nine years old, was given a death sentence b ...

The Game Has Changed

The Game Has Changed When I worked with Bob Buford, I asked him how he had become so successful in the cable television business. His quick response was they had concentrated on being a dominant supplier to a specialized niche. That meant hi ...

An Embarrassment of Riches

An Embarrassment of Riches Dr. Gardner Taylor died this week. For 42 years he served as the senior pastor of the 10,000-member Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. He was the author of many books and 2,000 sermons, ...

The Gospel Drone

The Gospel Drone In 1967 film maker and devout Christian Irwin “Shorty” Yeaworth (whose first popular movie was “The Blob”) produced “The Gospel Blimp” as a send-up of the craze over mass evangelism using the latest technolog ...

Give Anyway

Give Anyway If you caught Sixty Minutes this week you had a glimpse into the crushing plight of Christians in Iraq specifically and the Middle East in general. The Christian population in Iraq has been reduced from 1.5 million to le ...

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