Methodist minister celebrated as first black senator

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) A Methodist minister was honored in a worship service in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol almost a century and a half after he was sworn in as the first… read more

Sermon Options: Easter Sunday 2016

By Ministry Matters
BEYOND EXAGGERATION! ISAIAH 65:17-25 In this seemingly unlikely Easter text, Isaiah is forecasting a new age of salvation. This was a welcomed word to the many Judeans who had… read more

Fight or Flight?

By Karen Hudson
Isaiah 65:17-25 Supposedly, the “fight vs. flight” instinct is one of the most basic wirings in our brains, helping us decide how to act in the face of danger in order … read more

Donald Trump: The Great Unifier?

By Zack Hunt
The Book of Revelation is shrouded in apocalyptic language that’s often difficult to understand, yet ripe for the cinematic picking should anyone — say Nicolas Cage… read more

The Zika virus

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
A public health emergency At the beginning of February, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the Zika virus, as well as the complications that it’s suspected to… read more

Trump’s spat with the pope will cost him in New York

By Rex Smith / Religion News Service
(RNS) Back when the legendary Tom Landry was nearing his record 20th consecutive winning season as an NFL coach, I sidled up to a cluster of men surrounding Landry after a church… read more

Why this rabbi wants Christians to know about Judaism and Jews to know about Jesus

By Brandon Ambrosino / Religion News Service
(RNS) Imagine a test on world religions that asks this question: “Who founded Christianity?” Jesus, right? Wrong. So writes Rabbi Evan Moffic, author of What Every… read more

Giving up the ghost, Part II: Christ

By Kenneth J. Pruitt
Last May, I began laying out the process we could take to create a new theology of White allyship. Can we learn to construct this theology that takes communal, soteriological… read more

Remembering a mockingbird

By Matt Rawle
Harper Lee never enjoyed being in the spotlight. It’s not because she shied away from telling a powerful story, but because it’s hard to be the focus of the spotlight… read more

Walking softly while black

By David Person
Samuel L. Jackson, the world-famous actor, told a very poignant story in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. It ended with him facedown in the middle of Santa Monica Boulevard in Los … read more

Gazing upon one another in love

By Tina Fox
I recently went to a contemplative prayer meeting led by an adorable, elderly, spunky Catholic priest. He opened us in prayer, rang a bell and sat down. After about 20 or so… read more

Anglican bishop: It is a Christian duty to give blood, organs

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Christians should regard blood and organ donations as their Christian duty, says a motion before the General Synod, the governing body of the Church of… read more
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