1 in 3 Americans want a divorce between clergy and civil marriages

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Should clergy divorce themselves from civil marriage? Such a church-state split — already endorsed by some Catholic and evangelical leaders — is showing… read more

What ever happened to Rob Bell, the pastor who questioned the gates of hell?

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) Rob Bell was once the evangelical It Boy, the hipster pastor with the thick-rimmed glasses and the skinny jeans whose best-selling theology was captured in books with names… read more


By Steve Harper
I believe historians may look at our generation and name partisanship as the largest contributive factor to our local/global gridlock. Whether in civic or eccesial societies, our… read more

Christian. Breadwinner. Wife.

By Lindsey Foster Stringer
Near the end of Rev. Adam Hamilton’s book “Revival,” he brings up Wesley’s sermon “The Use of Money” which has three seemingly simple rules:… read more

Why I require our staff to work on Christmas Eve

By Ron Edmondson
I’m not a huge rule maker. I like to operate in freedom and so I try to leader others that way. I’m strict about very few things. (Can I be completely honest? —… read more

Are #Christian hashtags rallying the faithful or just luring trolls?

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Standing on the sidewalk outside an imposing downtown church, Michael Corral carried a portable loudspeaker and a handmade wooden cross with an old-fashioned… read more

Ferguson pastors urge peace after grand jury doesn’t indict

By Lilly Fowler / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ST. LOUIS (RNS) Like so many others Monday (Nov. 24) night, the congregants at West Side Missionary Baptist Church were glued to televisions as a grand jury decision in the… read more

This program will save your church!

By Courtney T Ball
The pitch Friends, let me tell you from experience. If you faithfully implement this proven program in your church, you are guaranteed to see results. Follow the authors'… read more

Can Jews and Muslims get along? 60 imams and rabbis meet in Washington to try

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) Frustrated by dangerously high tensions between Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land, 60 imams and rabbis gathered Sunday (Nov. 23) to hatch concrete plans to bridge the gulf… read more

Pastors opposed to same-sex marriage vow not to participate in any civil ceremonies

By Jonathan Merritt / Religion News Service
(RNS) What’s the surest way conservative pastors can avoid any government mandate to perform same-sex marriages? According to one prominent religious journal and a growing… read more

Play it safe or take risks?

By John Flowers
The fugu fish, or blowfish, can kill you if you eat it. Yet some people in Japan do just that. They take a huge risk, and with expert chefs cutting out the poison sections, there… read more

Church of England formally approves women bishops

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Twenty years after women were ordained as priests, the Church of England is set to appoint its first woman bishop by year’s end or at the start of… read more
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