Saint Benedict: A man for all seasons

By Elizabeth J. Canham
How much is enough? In a culture that encourages acquisitiveness through an advertising industry that tells us we need more, better, and faster products, how can Christian… read more

Mental illness and spiritual evil

By Shane Raynor
USA Today has a story today about mental illness currently overwhelming the criminal justice system. The most recent numbers show that 56% of state prison inmates and 45% of… read more

3 spiritual lessons from the Tour de France

By Dudley Rutherford
If you had told me a couple of years ago that I would one day ride sixty to seventy miles on a road bicycle for fun, I don’t think I would have believed you. But years of… read more

Obama to employers: Notify workers if you’re dropping contraceptive coverage

By Richard Wolf / USA Today
WASHINGTON — Employers that intend to drop coverage for some or all forms of contraception in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision must notify… read more

8 things the church needs to say

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) If Christians stopped bickering about church, presenting sex as a first-order concern, telling other people how to lead their lives and lending our name to minor-league… read more

The death of Archie... and innocence

By Shane Raynor
My childhood was full of comic books — Spiderman, Superman, Richie Rich, Casper… and Archie. When you’re a kid, you really look up to teenagers, and I related… read more

Church of England kicks the devil out of baptism rite

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) While Christians waited to learn whether the Church of England would approve the consecration of women bishops, the church’s governing body — … read more

You must choose what is most important

By Len Wilson
When everything is a good idea, nothing is a good idea. You must choose which things are most important. That’s a tweet I shot off the other day. Us idea people have to be… read more

Introverted pastors: Be extroverted on Sunday

By Ron Edmondson
I have a strong word of encouragement to the introverted pastor. Be extroverted on Sunday. You can do it. Every time I post about introversion I hear from pastors and church… read more

Looking for God in the World Cup

By Billy Doidge Kilgore
Christians believe God is distinctly revealed in Jesus Christ but we also believe knowledge of God can be gleaned from observing the world around us. Because God’s presence… read more

Interview with Bishop Mike Lowry

By J. Michael Lowry, Paul Franklyn
Paul Franklyn interviews United Methodist Bishop Mike Lowry about the conversation surrounding same-sex marriage, homosexual practice, and how the UMC can move forward… read more

5 things I learned in seminary

By Randall Hardman
I had a few friends recently pass through town and stay for a night. All three of these individuals were considering seminary as a future possibility and wanted to ask some… read more
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