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When the Prodigal Son Relapses

Almost five years to the day after he returned home the first time, the prodigal son emptied his bank account, packed a few changes of clothes, and snuck ...

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Thieves You Shall Always Have with You

Embezzlement is a special problem in churches and Christian ministries because trust is so important. That shows the power of trust. And trust is good, ...

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Don’t Treat the Bible Like a Spiritual ATM

In a recent issue of CT magazine, Jen Wilkin writes:

When the first ATM was installed in my hometown in the 1980s, it felt like magic: Insert your card, ...
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Bible Scholar Who Explored the Brevity of Life Dies at 47

Old Testament scholar Peter Craigie explored the Bible’s view on the brevity of human life. At one point in his career, Craigie wrote, “Life ...

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Diversity and Connection in the Church

Suzanne Simard writes about ecosystems from the viewpoint of adaptation and evolution. But her comments pique the interest of those who love the diversity ...

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