Even as there are emerging signs of optimism in combating COVID-19, the demands of this season on pastors and church leaders are not likely to lessen in the near future. The world is changing rapidly. Initiatives and solutions that were fresh only a few weeks ago now ring stale in the minds of leaders, searching for ideas to keep pace in the changing context. While we understood the gravity of COVID-19 several weeks ago, few could have anticipated—and indeed many still do not fully appreciate—the depth of change we are living through. In our initial survey, we uncovered several important…

As we enter into 2020, challenges to evangelism continue to rise. We need to face them to help us prioritize the spread of the gospel. As we enter 2020, we must continually confront challenges to evangelism to prioritize the spread of the gospel. The first significant challenge to evangelism relates to how we see the mission. A major shift in missions stemmed from two significant deaths in 2018: missiologist David Hesselgrave and missionary John Chau. Hesselgrave devoted his life to traditional missions. His death in 2018 at 94 years old signified a shift from traditional missions to new approaches to…

Democratic prosecution began laying out their argument Wednesday against President Donald Trump in efforts to sway senators and the American public.

Implications for church leaders loom as Montana reverses $35M judgment and other states continue tightening reporting laws. The Montana Supreme Court this week unanimously reversed a $35 million judgment against the Jehovah’s Witnesses for not reporting sexual abuse to authorities, saying church representatives fell within a clergy exception found in the state’s mandatory child abuse reporting law. Montana law requires officials, including clergy, to report child abuse to state authorities when there is reasonable cause for suspicion. However, the state’s law exempts clergy from reporting when the actual or suspected abuse is discovered in the course of a confidential conversation—such…