On immigration (and why some Christians should be ashamed)

By David Dorn
Immigration is a touchy issue right now. With the advent of tens of thousands of children who have made their way into the U.S., a lingering issue has been thrust to the headlines … read more

Church of England set to vote on women bishops

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Women’s rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consecrated as bishops… read more

Space to breathe

By Joseph Yoo
In "God Was In This Place and I, I Did Not Know" Rabbi Lawrence Kushner writes about the holiest part of the Temple — a room so sacred that only the High Priest could enter… read more

Pope Francis meets U.S. televangelists

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A meeting with American televangelists, apparently. The gesture came during a three-hour meeting of Pope Francis … read more

7 times when it's not a good time to change

By Ron Edmondson
I’ve never been a proponent of the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Sometimes you need a change and nothing is “broke”. It just… read more

Zacchaeus: Honest and Tall

By Dave Barnhart
In Jewish tradition, Scripture is not merely read and applied: it is debated and examined from multiple angles. Like a gem, the sages say, “The Torah has seventy… read more

Why you need a production calendar

By Chad Brooks
I learned a huge lesson this last week that will change your ministry. The funny thing was it already applied to this episode. Isn’t it great how things work like that? In… read more

Last memories, first impressions

By Eric Van Meter
My friend Omar taught me the power of last memories—and the necessity of choosing a good one. Omar and I had fought many a battle together while serving in campus ministry… read more

Welcoming visitors without scaring them away

By Joseph Yoo
Nothing makes me feel more anxious and nervous than being bombarded all at once by people I don't know just because I worshipped with them. Don't get me wrong: I like warm and… read more

Presbyterians remove ‘Zionism Unsettled’ from website

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service, Religion News Service
(RNS) The Presbyterian Church (USA) has removed from its website a booklet that many Jewish groups have criticized as hostile to Israel and denigrating to Judaism. “Zionism… read more

Why get up in the morning? Part 3: Begin with others

By Ed Zinkiewicz
I love Monday night dinner. My daughter, her husband, and our grandson join us. Three or four close friends come too. We share a meal, and more. We catch up. How did Tom’s… read more

The new research library

By Ministry Matters
In the spring of 2011, the Ministry Matters website was created for the purpose of "supporting Christian ministry with resources, community, and inspiration." Ministry Matters… read more
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