The Food Rule

By Mark D. White
John 6:35, 41-51 Many churches operate by an unspoken rule, which is employed for one reason above all others. This unspoken rule, when used, brings people together. We call it… read more

Joel Osteen heckled during church service, 6 arrested

By Josh Chapin / USA Today Network
Six people were arrested at Lakewood Church Sunday (June 28) after heckling Pastor Joel Osteen while he was preaching, according to Houston Police. The individuals are from Wells, … read more

Women clergy: Distractingly sexy?

By Kira Schlesinger
Several weeks ago, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Tim Hunt made the news for his comments about women scientists. The remarks, made at a luncheon in honor of women scientists… read more

‘Am I going to heaven?’ — Questions the Supreme Court didn't answer

By David Dorn
The Supreme Court made a landmark decision last week about gay marriage. They answered a question that has divided our country for a very long time. Though SCOTUS answered one big … read more

United Church of Christ to boycott Washington Redskins

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) The United Church of Christ, a small progressive denomination, has called on its 1 million members to boycott Washington Redskins football games and merchandise until the… read more

Tears of joy, tears of sorrow, and little empathetic listening

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) In the wake of Friday’s landmark 5-4 Supreme Court decision finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, two divergent streams of American cultural and… read more

The eternal victory of the Charleston martyrs

By Mark Tooley
The nine Bible study attenders murdered in Charleston were targeted for their race but they can rightly be honored as Christian martyrs, slain in their church while examining… read more

Righteous or repugnant? Religious responses to the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) Some hailed the Supreme Court's decision as righteous and holy. Others deplored it as an affront to God. Religious leaders around the world — and secular leaders who… read more

How will you respond to the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage?

By Chad Holtz
Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of same-sex marriage across the land. My Facebook and Twitter feed, like yours, is blowing up over it. Reactions range… read more

Joy, justice and marriage equality

By Mark Lockard
The landmark decision handed down by the Supreme Court today on the issue of marriage equality presents the Christian community, and our wider world, with a historic, though… read more

Supreme Court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage

By Richard Wolf / USA Today
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history… read more

Pastors, faithful pick up gun training: ‘We need it in church’

By Bianca Graulau / USA Today Network
(RNS) For seven years, Geof Peabody — owner and instructor at Peabody’s Shooting Range — has been teaching his fellow church members how to use guns. Peabody… read more
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