Thoughtful Pastor: Inerrancy and relativism

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: In 1978, around 300 evangelical leaders assembled to write and adopt the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. I believe this gathering in defense of… read more

Faith in the unseen

By Samantha Tidball
For those who were upset about the demotion of Pluto to a dwarf planet, there is hope for a ninth planet in our solar system after all! Astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin… read more

Fear of the Other: Interview w/ William H. Willimon

By Shane Raynor
Earlier this week I had a conversation with Bishop Will Willimon about engaging the outsider and the stranger and genuinely loving them as Christ loves us. Bishop Willimon's new… read more

Servant Paul, not Apostle Paul

By Tom Fuerst
I’ve been studying Philippians recently, both because I continue to find myself attracted to the book for my own edification and because I intend to preach through it this… read more

Churches examine white privilege

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) A year ago, when the death of Freddie Gray and resulting unrest in Baltimore filled the news, the Rev. Kathy Dwyer felt she had to do something. “Every time I turned… read more

The church needs more Hippos

By Zack Hunt
I’m embarrassed to admit it, but the first time I ever heard the name Augustine of Hippo, I thought he was some sort of religious cartoon character. Granted, I was a wee lad … read more

A 'tip' for Christian tippers

By David Person
Last week, a television station in Charlotte, N.C., reported that a group of patrons left their waitress a Bible verse in lieu of a tip. The verse was Lev. 20:13: “If a man… read more

White House, faith leaders say 'moral obligation' to halt payday loans

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) White House officials have joined faith leaders in endorsing an end to payday lending abuses that often charge triple-digit interest rates. Valerie Jarrett… read more

It's all about money

By Gary Ealy
"All you have done lately is preach about giving." "We had a ‘Vision Campaign,’ but it all came down to wanting us to give more." "If it’s going to cost more… read more

Art of the Sermon: Ministry as a layperson

By Dan Wunderlich
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through iTunes or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our… read more

Our greatest heritage

By Michael W. Waters
One of the most meaningful ecumenical moments in my experience occurred just before the final year of undergraduate studies. That summer I was appointed to serve a five-year… read more

Celebrating the space we gain: unity dialogues and human sexuality

By Cameron Merrill
Just recently my local church hosted another installment in the Unity Dialogues. These dialogues have been an ongoing project in my conference for the past 20 years, in an attempt … read more
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