When the self is filled with self there is no room for God.
This category was previously called Departments.
Warm summer nights can feel magical.
My daughter has Down syndrome. Does God have a calling for her to fulfill?
All the darkness and evil in the world cannot overcome God’s light of life with which Christians are called to shine.
Darlene and I attended the same church from birth. Yet I didn’t really notice her until she was a teenager and her swollen arm was in a sling because of a bee sting.
The Christian community remains strangely silent about mental health issues.
My congregation does not approve of women serving as elders or ministers. Isn’t this gender discrimination?
Do we need to consider a digital-device detox?
The most poignant and thought provoking "go-to" writings in The Banner are, for me, those of editor-in-chief Shiao Chong.
It is time we determine whether our faith is shaping our politics or our politics has been shaping our faith.
It was one of those oppressively gloomy mornings—the kind where it’s difficult to rouse yourself from sleep,
What congregations can do―and avoid doing—when they’re in a transition zone.
How can we have a meaningful worship time with so many new children joining our Children’s Worship group?
My paintings explore the process and cycle of abuse based on my experiences and those of many others. Each painting has its own theme: “Abuse,” “Aftermath,” “Recovery,” and “Cycle.”
Christians have asked this question since the early church.
How can observing the Day of Justice help my church become more missional?
Consistent in its absence is any sense from the church that the gospel has anything to say to this moment in time and the myriad of other times people of color are mistreated simply because, well, they exist.
What do you need to catch a fish? A fishing rod, bait, maybe a net. . . . But how...
Why do strained relationships so often develop between churches and pastors?
Is participating in the stock market a form of gambling?
The guidebook described the lakeside campground as one of the great family destinations in California if you don’t mind the drive.
The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., reminds us of the epidemic of gun violence in the United States.
Thank you, thank you. I noticed “Punch Lines” is missing from the revamped Banner.