Two Lutheran seminaries to close and reopen as new school

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald / Religion News Service
(RNS) Two Lutheran seminaries in Pennsylvania are planning to close and launch together a new school of theology in 2017 with hopes of slashing costs and reversing years of… read more

Ultimate values

By Mike Slaughter
The third Monday in January has been labeled by some as “Blue Monday,” considered to be the most depressing day of the year. It turns out that the formula that was… read more

Anglican leaders downplay censure of U.S. Episcopal Church

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Anglican Communion’s worldwide leaders, finishing up four days of heated discussions, sought to project a sense of unity despite a move to… read more

Episcopal Church suspended from full participation in Anglican Communion

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) The Anglican Communion voted to censure its American branch, the Episcopal Church, during a meeting in Canterbury, England, called to reflect on the future of the … read more

7 things every leader needs to quit immediately

By Ron Edmondson
I’ve often wished I could say something to every leader. Some things I’ve learned the hard way. I generally share things leaders should do, but today I thought… read more

Church court convicts pastor of sexual misconduct

By Heather Hahn / United Methodist News Service
A church court removed a pastor’s credentials in The United Methodist Church late Jan. 12 after he was found guilty of sexual misconduct. The Rev. Errol Leslie, who formerly … read more

Kenyans protest new rules requiring clergy to hold theological degrees

By Fredrick Nzwili / Religion News Service
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A government plan to regulate religious groups is shaping into a bitter fight, with Christian and Muslim leaders protesting that it tramples over religious… read more

Archbishop Justin Welby: 'Reconciliation doesn’t always mean agreement'

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Various factions within the Anglican Communion are jockeying for position as bishops of the world’s third-largest Christian tradition gather in… read more

5 secret objections to change

By Ron Edmondson
In the world of change, I’ve learned there are some common objections. I’ve previously written objections people use to criticize change, but in this post, I’m… read more

Are local pastors the future of the United Methodist Church?

By Ed Trimmer
One of the more interesting trends in The United Methodist Church is the explosion of local pastors. Since 1985 the number of local pastors has almost doubled from 3,804 to 7,464… read more

10 ways to embrace confusion in 2016

By Laurie Haller
Our seven-year-old grandson, Ezra, thrives on routine. When he spent last week at our house, I had yogurt available for breakfast. Because it wasn’t the Go-Gurts he is… read more

5 suggestions to help you worry less

By Ron Edmondson
Worry is like a plague to our body. It attacks our mind, then our heart, and over time, it can consume our overall health. Wouldn’t it be great to never worry again?… read more
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