One of my biggest regrets

By Joseph Yoo
Can I share with you one of my biggest regrets in life? Although I was only 13 years old and in sixth grade at the time (I went to kindergarten twice), it still is something I… read more

Have you studied?

By Melissa Slocum, LinC (Living in Christ)
In the next four to six weeks every school student across the country will wrap up their studies and take tests, final exams, standardized state tests, AP tests, and turn in final … read more

The congregation is not your audience

By Courtney T Ball
Get ready to rock! The pastor welcomed her congregation, gave a few brief announcements and invited those present to enter into a time of worship. She then walked from the center… read more

How Ferguson and now Baltimore are altering our perception of law enforcement

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) I enjoy cop shows on television. My favorite is “Blue Bloods,” following the “Reagan” family from terrorist threats to homicides to domestic… read more

Baltimore riots and the vocation for order

By Mark Tooley
The Baltimore riots reminded me of a passage I read last eve from Richard Norton Smith’s excellent new Nelson Rockefeller biography about the 1971 Attica prison riot. About… read more

A perilous shift

By Steve Harper
The last persecution of Christians by the Roman empire was A.D. 303. A decade later, Christianity was the official religion of the empire. This meteroric rise from the bottom to… read more

Are we entering an era of extraordinary darkness?

By Shane Raynor
If current events are any indication, it’s about to get a lot more difficult to be a half-committed Christian. Religious persecution is on the rise in many parts of the… read more

Are transgender Christians welcome at church?

By David Person
This past Friday night, a self-described conservative Republican revealed what may be the church’s next and most challenging frontier. Bruce Jenner, celebrated Olympian and… read more

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act

By Mike Poteet
A significant backlash On March 26, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed into law Senate Bill 101, a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). “With the passage of this… read more

In Boston, engaging both sides of the church’s debate on gays

By Jonathan Merritt / Religion News Service
BOSTON (RNS) Only a few dozen worshippers attend Boston’s Tremont Temple Baptist Church on a typical Sunday, but the historic church was once so prominent that legendary… read more

'House of Cards' and the perversion of friendship

By Cameron Merrill
"You know what Francis said to me when he proposed? I remember his exact words. He said, 'Claire, if all you want is happiness, say no. I'm not gonna give you a couple of kids and … read more

Our climate kairos moment

By Fletcher Harper
Recently, Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori labeled climate change denial "sinful."   This summer, Pope Francis will release an encyclical—an… read more
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