5 common struggles among young pastors

By Ron Edmondson
A couple of years ago, I spent several hours with a group of young pastors. It was a cross-representation of church planters and pastors of established churches. Healthy churches… read more

Election 2016: 'Tis the season

By James C. Howell
'Tis that season again — and no, it's not the season to be jolly. Everyone is frowning, exasperated, a little ticked off or disturbed. Two weeks of nightly conventions are… read more

7 tips for keeping cool in hot times

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Trump and Hillary. The Republican National Convention, the Democratic National Convention, polarizing politics. Blue on black violence. Black on blue violence. Vets killing cops… read more

Overcoming forgetfulness

By Chad Brooks
Are you forgetful? I know I am. This episode focuses on overcoming forgetfulness. We dig a little into what makes us forgetful and how we can get around and correct it. [Show… read more

How bishops view themselves

By Wilson Pruitt
In December of 2015, I was on my way to San Antonio to drop off my papers at the Episcopal Office for ordination as an elder in the Rio Texas Conference. While on the road, I… read more

Pastors and egos

By Joseph Yoo
So there I was, on my knees in the office bathroom with the carpet squares soaked in only God knows what. I had to peel off the carpet squares because our toilet had overflowed… read more

Four reasons United Methodists have to stay together

By James C. Howell
Voices are clamoring for a split in the United Methodist Church, with an increasing urgency given many recent events, most notably an episcopal election in the West. I was myself… read more

Unqualified or just female?

By Kira Schlesinger
Off the top of my head, I can think of a number of valid reasons why someone would dislike or not want to give their vote to Hillary Clinton for president. My friends to the left… read more

We don't need more money; we need wisdom

By James A. Harnish
Stanley Johnson was a lot like many of us. A character in a classic Lending Tree television commercial, Stanley flashed a self-satisfied smile as he showed us his four-bedroom… read more

It’s time for churches to step forward and heal our national wounds

By James C. Denison / Religion News Service
(RNS) Brian Williams is an African-American trauma surgeon at Dallas' Parkland Hospital. He was in charge of Parkland's emergency room July 7 when seven officers arrived. He… read more

The gospel of Pokémon Go

By Kira Schlesinger
By now, you’ve probably heard about the phenomenon of Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game for smartphones that dropped on Thursday and quickly skyrocketed to the… read more

Opening day for a Pokémon gym in Austin

By Wilson Pruitt
This morning was a typical Wednesday at Berkeley United Methodist Church in South Austin. When I pulled into the parking lot, though, there was a new sight. A teenager sitting on… read more
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