Bible idolatry?

By Mike Slaughter
I recently blogged about the heresy of the nation-state, one of three heresies addressed in “Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus.” Our commitment to Jesus must always… read more

Supreme Court wrestles with accommodating religious faith on the job

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Samantha Elauf was a teenager who loved clothes and applied to work in an Abercrombie & Fitch Kids store in her native Tulsa, Okla., in 2008. But Elauf, a… read more

When it's safe to ignore the Book of Discipline

By Dottie Escobedo-Frank
It is tempting to list all the ways the Book of Discipline is “wrong,” to delineate the places of incongruence, and to question its relevancy for today’s world… read more

New online atlas ‘heat-maps’ views on abortion, gay marriage, immigration

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Anyone from politicians to scholars to the simply curious can now see just how deeply the nation is divided on abortion or same-sex marriage — and discover… read more

Biology and same-sex love

By Mike Regele
This article is excerpted from chapter three of the author's recent book Science, Scripture, and Same-Sex Love (Abingdon Press, 2014). Science is a human enterprise seeking… read more

Italy and Vatican on guard after threat from Islamic State

By Eric J. Lyman / USA Today
ROME (RNS) The Italian government is on high alert after threats from the Islamic State called Italy “the nation signed with the blood of the cross.” Italy is one of a … read more

Scott Walker and the faith of President Obama

By Justin Taylor
(RNS) Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker made headlines for the second time this month regarding worldview and religion. The first was when a… read more

When you find yourself in a pit…

By Clifton Stringer
Joseph's story is one of the most moving in the whole Bible. It reaches out to us and involves us in the drama of Joseph's life. In Genesis 37:23-24, Joseph's villainous brothers… read more

Remembering the march from Selma to Montgomery

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
Selma to Montgomery The 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery will be commemorated in Alabama next month. The film “Selma,”… read more

A life celebrated in its entirety

By Wendy Joyner
Philippians 2:5-11 I remember vividly the first time I saw a professional production of the life of Christ acted out upon the stage. There were beautiful sets, talented actors… read more

4 reasons every pastor needs a good pastor friend

By Ron Edmondson
Every pastor needs at least one good pastor friend. I’m thankful to serve and have served in churches with a good number of staff members I consider not only co-laborers… read more

The one thing every superhero needs

By Joseph Yoo
I've had a lifelong obsession with comic superheroes. And the one thing that all of my favorite superheroes have in common is courage. Courage seems to be the defining… read more
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