8 Tips for Handling the Talker in Your Small Group

If you lead a Bible study group, odds are you’ve got a “talker” in your midst. You know the type—they love to hear themselves speak and they can dominate a group’s discussion, often hijacking the conversation away from other group members. To handle the tension caused by the talker in your group, consider these tips.

Mother Teresa: A saint despite spiritual ‘darkness’

When Pope Francis canonizes Mother Teresa on Sunday, he’ll be honoring a nun who won admirers around the world and a Nobel Peace Prize for her joy-filled dedication to the “poorest of the poor.” He’ll also be recognizing holiness in a woman who felt so abandoned by God.