Beware of Overcorrecting

By Rachel Held Evans
Have you ever met someone who really hated Catholicism?—you know, a guy who will listen to any perspective but a Catholic perspective, join any group but a Catholic group… read more

SBC a “One Issue Voter” on the New NIV

By Jessica Miller Kelley
In their annual meeting this week in Phoenix, the Southern Baptist Convention voted "not to commend" (and thus, not to sell in Lifeway bookstores) the new NIV Bible translation… read more

Tough Question at Starbucks

By Joseph Yoo
I had no idea where this conversation was going. She saw that I was reading a Bible and we had a short conversation about what we did for a living. When she learned I was a… read more

Atheist Helps Vandalized Church

By Fox News (External Video)
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Introducing Weekly Communion

By Peter Surran
Growing up Roman Catholic, I had come to a certain understanding that celebrating the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, was simply what we did when we went to church. For several… read more

Why the Spirit Requires New Worship Practices

By Len Wilson
"…the curtain of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom…" - Matthew 27:51 Matthew's gospel provides a brief but crucial detail of the Passion story… read more

Love and Suffering

By Randy Horick
Even for people familiar with the destruction tornados can inflict, the images from Joplin, Missouri, were horrific. Wide swaths of the city with a population of 50,000 were… read more

Making the Faithful Choice

By Melissa Slocum
Heavy winter snows in the upper Midwest and heavy rains and storms throughout the Ohio Valley in April converged in May to cause record-breaking flooding in towns all along the… read more

How the Past Holds Us Back

By Shane Raynor
I've sometimes used Philippians 3:13-14 as a source of comfort when I've made mistakes. In the passage, Paul writes, "Brothers and sisters, I myself don't think I've reached it… read more

What Is Trinity Sunday?

By Jacqui King
The first Sunday after Pentecost is the Festival of the Holy Trinity. On this day, the church rejoices in the impenetrable mystery that God is triune (three-in-one) -- Father… read more

Clergy Accountability Online

By Shane Raynor
Should churches monitor the online activity of pastors? At least one conference in the United Methodist Church thinks so, and is now requiring pastors and ordination candidates to … read more

Recovering from a Vocational Near-Death Experience

By Martin Thielen
Twenty-three years ago I had a near death experience—not physically but vocationally. Multiple factors contributed to my ministerial burnout at the young age of thirty. I… read more
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