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

NFL Pro-Bowler is an atheist. So what?

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) Earlier this month, NFL star Arian Foster, a running back for the Houston Texans, sent ripples through the world of professional football when he came out as a nonbeliever… read more

Is football America's golden calf?

By Kira Schlesinger
It’s that time of year when children head back to school, and pastors and church staff gear up for the start of the program year. Filling in our calendars with confirmation… read more

Right privilege

By Tom Fuerst
About a year ago my son started expressing interest in playing baseball. So we went to Dick’s Sporting Goods to get him a glove. But my son, only three years old at the… read more

What Jesus really means by ‘your enemy’

By David Dorn
In Matthew 5, Jesus said, “Love your enemies.” Perhaps his definition of enemy is broader than we think. David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary Pastor for Marvin… read more

Straight outta Nazareth

By David Person
If a young Jesus could have been transported from ancient Galilee to the Compton, California, of the late 1980s, I don’t believe he would have been dealing drugs with Eric… read more

Giving up the ghost, Part I: God

By Kenneth J. Pruitt
In May, I called for a new theology of white allyship to accompany our new civil rights movement in the United States, inspired by the rallying cry that #BlackLivesMatter. This… read more

Trigger warning! The Bible may disturb your emotional health

By Trevin Wax / Religion News Service
(RNS) Before you read this article, be warned! You may come across something you disagree with, or an idea that makes you uncomfortable, or a statement that causes offense. Please … read more

The circle and the line

By Adam Thomas
Mark 9:30-37 Every day of my fourth grade year, my class lined up at the end of recess to go back inside. The bell rang, and we raced to our spots in the queue. But the race was… read more
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