(RNS) My last two columns said what I needed to say: Christian congregations have inflicted pain on themselves. And better days lie ahead for those Christians who can think beyond inherited institutions.
Author Archives: Tom Ehrich
(RNS) The big downtown church isn’t empty because church leaders failed or people were unappreciative. It’s empty because people are finding life elsewhere.
(RNS) A nation grounded in laws and justice requires a trained cadre whose work is to enforce laws fairly. We thought we had that cadre.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (RNS) For this fresh day to last, church leaders will need to embrace a truth that too many congregations simply cannot hear: There is too much shallowness, not enough depth.
(RNS) It’s time we stopped being naive about the current state of American democracy: These are ugly times, and the forces of decency in both parties are under assault.
(RNS) The fight in Indiana isn’t just about a piece of legislation. It’s about fair-minded citizens speaking out against discrimination and for the common good.
(RNS) Most feel impotent, watching things they care about implode or coarsen or move in a direction they feel powerless to affect. So we tell old stories.
(RNS) Christianity in America faces a crossroads: Do we serve only ourselves and people like us, or do we serve the larger community, especially its outcasts and vulnerable?