7 things to remember when hosting a guest preacher

By Deborah Lewis
You know when someone invites you for dinner, and from the moment you arrive you feel thoroughly welcomed and properly hosted? I don’t mean stiff-but-proper Martha Stewart… read more

Activists intent on building third Jewish temple spark tensions at holy site

By Jacob Wirtschafter, Ori Weisberg
JERUSALEM (RNS) It’s a site holy to both Jews and Muslims — considered the most religiously sensitive square kilometer on earth. These days, the Temple Mount —… read more

Gay debate challenges traditional definitions of ‘evangelical’

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) It used to be that defining an “evangelical” was pretty straightforward: some version of a “born-again” experience, a deep appreciation… read more

5 characteristics of antiquated leadership

By Ron Edmondson
What’s important in leadership has changed from when I entered the field of leadership. Have you noticed? Leadership principles and practices have had to change because… read more

Minister Myles Munroe killed in Bahamas plane crash

By Doug Stanglin / USA Today
(RNS) Myles Munroe, a prominent Christian minister from the Bahamas, and his wife, Ruth Munroe, were among nine people killed when a small plane crashed while attempting to land… read more

10 steps to a great sermon

By Courtney T Ball
I come from a family line of preachers. I married the daughter of a preacher. I've heard a lot of sermons in my life, covering the spectrum from awe-inspiring to… read more

Freedom is still a fight

By LinC (Living in Christ), Paul Bonner
Religious freedom appears to be under assault. No doubt, people of faith should not force their beliefs upon others. But how often are we truly defending our freedom to believe… read more

Gay marriage hits major bump in federal appeals court

By Richard Wolf / USA Today
WASHINGTON (RNS) The same-sex marriage movement lost its first major case in a federal appeals court Thursday after a lengthy string of victories, creating a split among the… read more

Pakistan and the dark side of Islam

By Shane Raynor
Various news outlets are reporting two vigilante killings in the last couple of days over accusations of blasphemy, both in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The first was a triple … read more

Conservative Christians packed an electoral punch, but can they do it again in 2016?

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) Conservative Christians are taking credit for the Republican sweep of the U.S. Senate and GOP victories farther down the ticket in Tuesday’s midterm elections, and… read more

Why do you keep us in suspense?

By Matt Rawle
“Why do you keep us in suspense,” the crowd asked Jesus. “Tell us plainly if you are the Messiah.” Words are powerful. God used words to create everything… read more

Arguing the minors and missing the majors

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) Like other citizens of our free land, Christians tend to divide sharply, predictably and with heated language. We disagree about almost everything, from cultural norms to… read more
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