Leading young people to theologically minded faith

By Fred P. Edie
For too long Christians have thought of theology as an esoteric academic discipline, the province of supercilious, tenured scholars scheming behind the fortified walls of ivory… read more

Starbucks’ red cups and the Internet outrage machine

By Laura Turner / Religion News Service
(RNS) When it comes to outrage, the Internet abhors a vacuum. The latest missives in the continuing culture wars have come from different sides of Christianity over, of all… read more

What's the most important stewardship job ever?

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
What’s the most important stewardship job ever? It’s not the person who collects the money, counts the money or deposits the money. It’s not the person who heads … read more

Changing our face

By Laurie Haller
The face of our faith is changing. The shape of Christianity, including United Methodism, is very different today than it was a century ago or even ten years ago. Christians today … read more

How to reclaim ethical evangelism

By Heather Hahn / United Methodist News Service
The Rev. Mark Teasdale says his seminary students speak with dread about the “E-word” — the evangelism they are required to study if they are pursuing United… read more

African bishops speak out on terrorism, sexuality

By Heather Hahn / United Methodist News Service
African bishops called on The United Methodist Church to confront global terrorism and hold the line on church teachings regarding human sexuality. “As leaders of the… read more

We have a right to pigheaded ideas. Now what should we do?

By Marcia Pally / Religion News Service
(RNS) We are very fortunate to have free speech rights. It allows us to say things others find sinful or dangerous — such as, women should have equal access to political… read more

Money is NOT the root of all evil

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Money gets a bad rap in some churches. The thinking goes something like this: Even though we ask for money every time we collect an offering, the truth is, we shouldn’t need … read more

Black, white Baptist presidents lead racial unity event

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) In an effort to foster racial unity among Christians, the leaders of the two largest Baptist denominations, one mostly white and the other predominantly black, will meet… read more

5 steps to conquer the clock and free up some valuable time

By Len Wilson
“I don’t have enough time to get everything done.” This is the absolute number one complaint I hear from fellow leaders, innovators, and creatives. And people… read more

More Americans reject religion, but believers firm in faith

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) Americans as a whole are growing less religious, but those who still consider themselves to belong to a religion are, on average, just as committed to their faiths as they… read more

‘Chaplains’ documentary follows nontraditional faith companions to battlefield, prison

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) They can be found on the battlefield, at a chicken-processing plant and behind the locked gates of a prison. They are chaplains, and as a two-hour, two-part documentary… read more
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