The Person We Used to Be

By Shane Raynor
In Romans 6:6, Paul tells us, "This is what we know: the person that we used to be was crucified with [Christ] in order to get rid of the corpse that had been controlled by sin… read more

Gwyneth Paltrow and Church Growth

By Joseph Yoo
I recently read an interview with Gwyneth Paltrow that made me think about my church. "I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you… read more

Bible Survey: Many Americans Scramble Their Scripture

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) The Bible encourages the "repression of women," and it's silent on such fraught topics as war or slavery. As least, that's what about one in five U.S. adults believe. But… read more

How To Turn Your Weaknesses To Your Advantage

By Len Wilson
Did you ever say you could do something and then had to figure out how to do what you'd just agreed to? Such chutzpah can be a good thing for landing a job, I suppose, and I… read more

‘Test Me in This...’

By Sherri Williams
Our church recently finished our annual stewardship campaign. I'm not on the finance committee, so at this point I have no idea how it went as far as pledges go. To me, it seemed… read more

Unusual Gospel for Unusual People

By Adam Thomas
Adam Thomas previews "Unusual Gospel for Unusual People," his new Bible study series that explores the good news of Jesus from John's unusual perspective. read more

Appointment Time Again!

By Ed Trimmer
The two point charge I have been serving got the word they will be receiving a full-time male local pastor who has not been divorced and is married but without children and who… read more

Can There Be a Rational Compromise on the Pledge of Allegiance?

By John Ragosta
(RNS) Yet another Pledge of Allegiance lawsuit has been filed, this time with New Jersey humanists challenging the requirement that each school day begin with recitation of the… read more

Social Justice Is Not Social Holiness

By Evan W. Rohrs-Dodge
I attended a very liberal seminary. I don't mean that pejoratively, nor do I believe it to be an unfair characterization. Many, if not most of the school faculty identify… read more

Church Explores Other Scouting Groups After Boy Scouts Revoke Charter

By Catherine O'Donnell
SEATTLE (RNS) The pastor of a United Methodist Church said her congregation is exploring other scouting affiliations now that the Boy Scouts of America revoked the congregation's… read more

Treasure Bonus Materials

By Jacob Armstrong
Welcome to the online bonus materials accompanying the Treasure sermon series resource. To help you prepare your sermons and worship for this series, your purchase includes a free … read more

If the Internet Isn't Killing Religion, What Is?

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) A smart professor in Massachusetts noticed recently that religion's decline in America coincided with the rise of the Internet. He theorized that the two may be connected… read more
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