We’re awestruck about Earth, unsure about global warming

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Most Americans say they feel a deep connection to the wider world. But all that spiritual stargazing makes no difference in views about the facts of climate change and… read more

Giving thanks and thankful giving

By Greg Paul
Thanksgiving may be the last communal and contemplative annual event in North America. Ramadan is for Muslims; Passover, Yom Kippur and other holy days are observed by Jews;… read more

The mission behind our method

By Laceye C. Warner
The Wesleyan tradition and The United Methodist Church emerged from a missional imperative. This is distinctive for United Methodism, since other denominational traditions often… read more

Pastors opposed to same-sex marriage vow not to participate in any civil ceremonies

By Jonathan Merritt / Religion News Service
(RNS) What’s the surest way conservative pastors can avoid any government mandate to perform same-sex marriages? According to one prominent religious journal and a growing… read more

Evangelicals a mixed bag on Obama’s immigration move

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) While Republican leaders blast President Obama for taking executive action on immigration reform, some prominent evangelical leaders are welcoming the… read more

Practical divinity

By Stanley Hauerwas
In the shadows of a dying Christendom, the challenge is how to recover a strong theological voice without that voice betraying the appropriate fragility of all speech and… read more

Four killed in Jerusalem synagogue terror attack

By Michele Chabin / USA Today
JERUSALEM (RNS) At least four worshipers, three of them U.S.-born, were killed in an attack on a west Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday (Nov. 18) by two Palestinians wielding a gun, an… read more

Church of England formally approves women bishops

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Twenty years after women were ordained as priests, the Church of England is set to appoint its first woman bishop by year’s end or at the start of… read more

Child soldiers enlisted to fight against Islamic State in Syria

By Sophie Cousins / USA Today
QAMISHLI, Syria (RNS) A Kurdish boy who looks no older than 11 mans the entrance of a military base in northeastern Syria. His pants drag on the ground and his shirt hangs off his … read more

10 things you should never say to a grieving person

By Tom Fuerst
Having come to know grief on a personal level over the last few years, I’ve learned that when it it is time to comfort a grieving person, people just do not know what to say … read more

I never met a Muslim I didn't like

By Courtney T Ball
I never met a Muslim I didn't like. Yeah, okay, so I know they’re out there. We see them every day on the television, these “radical jihadi terrorists” bent on… read more

‘Left Behind,’ the rapture and God's plan for creation

By Peter Surran
On October 3, 2014, the movie “Left Behind” opened in theaters. Based on the series of novels by the same name written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, the film takes… read more
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