Could the rise of the nones—those who claim no religion when asked by pollsters—actually be good for some churches? That’s the attitude of many mainline churches whose ranks have been hardest hit by defections. And they might even have a …Read More
I am trained as a journalist. And I’m trained as a preacher. You might be surprised to learn there’s significant overlap between these callings. Both teach by distilling complicated concepts about how the world works. Both herald news, good and …Read More
Church leaders today find themselves caught between two equally valid but competing realities. Social media have become valuable, even necessary, tools for teaching and exercising leadership. Yet Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs cannot substitute for the local church, which is …Read More
Sometimes younger Christians give the impression that we have things figured out. We’re the future. We’ve found the old methods wanting, so we’ve developed new ones. We’re the generation that will strike the right balance where …Read More
Collin Hansen serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. He is author of Blind Spots: Becoming a Courageous, Compassionate, and Commissioned Church,; Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey With the New Calvinists, and co-author of A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir.