Making guns our God

By Mark Lockard
It’s difficult to write critically about guns in America. Not because there aren’t clear or definitive statements to make, but because you know exactly what kind of… read more

The one true God

By Paul Bonner
In late July the newest class of athletes was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On a Sunday afternoon three pitchers and one second basemen received the award… read more

An unpopular idea about ISIS

By David Dorn
I've got an unpopular idea about the terrorist group in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) based on the story of Jonah and the fish.  Related link: Help Children in Iraq David… read more

What Instagram taught me about God

By Shane Raynor
Did you hear the news? Instagram is no longer requiring photos to be perfectly proportioned squares. Now you can upload photos in portrait and landscape… and square as well … read more

Have you ever wished you could unsend an email?

By Joseph Yoo
I recently discovered that Google’s Gmail has an “undo send” function. Turn it on and you can have up to 30 seconds to unsend an email that you just sent. Of… read more

No, the world isn't getting worse

By Dave Barnhart
The sincere ladies who stopped by my house had Bibles and binders full of literature from their church. They had practiced their pitch and knew their talking points well. After… read more

Vatican backs plan to name Rome square for Martin Luther

By Rosie Scammell / Religion News Service
ROME (RNS) The Vatican has given its backing to a central Rome square being named after Martin Luther, a church reformer excommunicated by the pope nearly 500 years ago. A German… read more

For hungry kids, school days mean meals again

By Mary Catherine Hinds / Religion News Service
(RNS) Facebook is full of “first day of school” pictures and updates about how happy everyone is to be finally sending the kids back. My fellow working parents and I… read more

Panting for French toast or the Eucharist

By Clifton Stringer
My mom recently visited us in Boston, and she brought us evidence that the prodigious efforts of the alchemists of yore were not in vain. She carried with her a French toast… read more

As much as I hate to admit it, participation trophies are good for kids

By Ben Gosden
Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker, James Harrison, seems to be everybody’s favorite dad these days. The news story caught fire last week that he took away his kids’… read more

Donald Trump and the politics of white male anger

By David Gushee / Religion News Service
(RNS) Donald Trump’s ongoing narrative about political correctness being “the big problem” in this country may help explain his surprising climb in this… read more

Emotions and faith

By Jill M. Johnson
“What is going on inside their head?” In the opening scene of the movie “Inside Out,” the above question is asked. And who hasn’t wondered what is… read more
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