What kind of car should a pastor drive?

By Joseph Yoo
We were successful in being a one car family for eight years. But with a foster child added to the mix, it became more and more difficult to balance all of our schedules with only … read more

I thank God for pastors

By Brian D. McLaren
Pastors know things that are painful to know. Pastors keep confidences even though doing so leaves others to assume the worst. Pastors are routinely insulted, cussed out, lied… read more

Shroud of Turin conference draws believers to St. Louis

By Lilly Fowler / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ST. LOUIS (RNS) A 14-foot-long stretch of cloth mysteriously imprinted with a faint, brownish image of a naked man and wounds that mirror those of a crucifixion has inspired… read more

Practice What You preach

By Neil Epler
Matthew 23:1-12 “Why don’t you practice what you preach?” Have you ever said those words? Maybe someone has said them to you. Hypocrites are people who pretend… read more

Jesus Khan

By Dave Barnhart
The meaning of words is slippery. Dictionary definitions provide the illusion of stability, but words also carry with them images, metaphors, and connotations. This is why I love… read more

Hauerwas drops out of GTS lecture series after controversy

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) Theologian Stanley Hauerwas has declined a series of lectures he was scheduled to give at New York’s General Theological Seminary in November in the wake of the crisis … read more

Wesley's impolite enthusiasm for the Name

By Clifton Stringer
I've just read Chapter 4 of Adam Hamilton's Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It. There is so much good stuff in here. I am just blown away and humbled by John Wesley's passion. Rev. … read more

The rise and fall of the American seminary

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
NEW YORK (RNS) General Theological Seminary’s campus in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan is everything you’d want in an urban seminary. Handsome buildings, a… read more

Why a Wisconsin man decided to take on the Islamic State

By Sophie Cousins / USA Today
DERIKE, Syria (RNS) Like many Americans, Jordan Matson is outraged by the brutality of the Islamic State. But unlike virtually every other American, he decided to take on the… read more

What a view!

By Neil Epler
Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Wow! What a view! Have you ever said those words? I wonder if Moses said them when he climbed Mount Pisgah and looked out at the promised land. Most of us have … read more

Speaking without notes

By Tom Fuerst
About six weeks ago, a few friends challenged me to take my preaching to the next step by preaching without notes. A part of me was really excited about this challenge — not … read more

Tony Campolo’s surprise reaction when his son came out as a humanist

By Jonathan Merritt / Religion News Service
(RNS) Bart Campolo decided he was no longer a Christian after being injured in a bike accident in 2011. But he waited until last Thanksgiving to break the news to his father… read more
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