Southern Baptists urge Obama to defend ‘the least of these’ against ISIS

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and former leaders of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination on Monday (March 2) called on… read more

A covenant for unity

By Dalton Rushing
If we are to push through the significant impasse that faces The United Methodist Church, we must put aside equivocation and false pretense and be completely honest with each… read more

Sermon Options: April 5, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Easter is Here! Isaiah 25:6-9 From the earliest times men and women have looked beyond their present sorrows to a hoped-for future. Death and despair just did not seem right as… read more

Who are we looking for?

By Travis Franklin
John 20:1-18 That first Easter experience is somewhat lackluster, especially in the lives of those first responders. The story involves three persons who were followers of Jesus… read more

4 Names: Mary Magdalene, Philip, Lazarus, and Peter

By Adam Thomas
If you’ve ever been to a Bible study that I’ve led, then you know that I have a lot of favorite scenes in the Gospel according to John. But John 20:1-18 is easily in… read more

What the dress tells us about ourselves

By Randall Hardman
In the case that you didn't log on to Facebook yesterday, you'll be glad to know that you missed a complete national freakout over an article of clothing. Within hours, the social … read more

Healing after a church trial

By DJ del Rosario
I’m not the first person to serve as senior pastor at Bothell United Methodist Church, and I won’t be the last. Bothell UMC was founded over 128 years ago in Bothell… read more

Activists: Islamic State group now holding 220 Christians in Syria

By Jane Onyanga-Omara / USA Today
(RNS) The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220, activists said Thursday (Feb. 26). The United Kingdom-based Syrian… read more

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
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