Complicating abortion

By Kira Schlesinger
Amidst the current debates and conflict around Planned Parenthood funding and what does or does not happen to fetal tissue, the takeaway from this particular culture war (a phrase … read more

For some churches, food trucks are a vehicle for serving the poor

By Sarah Angle / Religion News Service
FORT WORTH, Texas (RNS) Allen Lutes wipes his brow as he prepares another plate of food. The culinary school-trained chef is serving grilled chicken, fresh vegetables and rice… read more

Praying for dung

By Clifton Stringer
At a different high school in the city where I grew up, one of the best senior class pranks I have ever heard of was executed. Some industrious students released three live pigs… read more

Don't apologize for being smart

By Dave Barnhart
There are a variety of gifts, says Paul. We identify many that are essential for the church: leadership, generosity, prophecy, teaching, communication, hospitality and so on. I… read more

Humility is an idea that wrecks you

By David Dorn
"God, have mercy on me a sinner." Jesus says that the tax collector who said this was justified by his humility. That's challenging. David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary… read more

From letter to spirit

By Steve Harper
The early Christians recognized they were stewards of a great mystery — the mystery that had within it power to give life or to deal death. Whether the mystery did one or… read more

Do we have to talk about this?

By Chris Andrews
Mark 10:17-31 The great poet and author Carl Sandburg was once asked by a reporter to name the ugliest word he knew. Sandburg is reported to have reflected for several minutes… read more

Sermon Options: October 11, 2015

By Ministry Matters
LIFE’S HARD QUESTIONS JOB 23:1-9, 16-17 It is easier for us to reflect on the story line of Job without entering into the pain of his conversations with his friends. In… read more

Sermon Options: October 4, 2015

By Ministry Matters
TOUGH FAITH JOB 1:1; 2:1-10 The story of Job is well known, although few of us really want to apply it to our lives so that we can understand painful circumstances. We have the… read more

Integrity in all things

By Eradio Valverde Jr.
Job 1:1; 2:1-10; Psalm 26; Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16 At first reading, it might appear that all these lessons from the Old and New Testaments are about marriage. They… read more

Why women bishops?

By Kira Schlesinger
A confluence of conversations, anniversaries, and events led me to reflect on women serving as bishops. First of all, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, our triennial … read more

Confederate flags placed outside MLK's Atlanta church

By USA Today Network
ATLANTA — Four Confederate flags were placed outside of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church here Thursday. Authorities said they are looking for two white men who were… read more
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