Shock, solidarity after Paris attacks

By Linda Bloom / United Methodist News Service
NEW YORK (UMNS) United Methodists and other religious leaders are expressing shock over the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris and feelings of solidarity with the French people… read more

Justice and God's requirement

By Ray Speller
With what shall I come to the Lord and bow myself before the God on high? Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings, with yearling calves?Does… read more

Remembering J. Ellsworth Kalas

By Mary Catherine Dean
Ellsworth Kalas was one of the good ones. He was warm, wonderful, a pleasure to hear from; a pleasure to be around. As his editor, I knew it was going to be a good day when I saw… read more

Despair over continuing racial divide at University of Missouri

By Carl W. Kenney / Religion News Service
(RNS) My fingers seemed glued to the computer as I attempted to write about the University of Missouri. My writer’s block reflected feelings too deep to explore with a few… read more

Soul calming

By Steve Harper
The sign read, “Traffic Calming Ahead.” I had never seen a sign like that, so I wondered what was awaiting us around the corner as we neared the KOA campground we were … read more

Second fiddle

By Drew J. Gunnells Jr.
Luke 3:7-18 I read some time ago that Leonard Bernstein, director of the Philharmonic Orchestra for many years, was once asked what was the hardest instrument in the orchestra to… read more

Thoughtful Pastor: Christmas coffee cups and Protestant splinters

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: There are obviously bigger issues for Christians than whether or not Starbucks celebrates Christmas in any shape or form. Why are so many so upset; what is … read more

Sermon Options: December 13, 2015

By Ministry Matters
In The Land of the Living Isaiah 12:2-6 The psalmist told us something important about the biblical faith when he said, “I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD… read more

Pope Francis: Put away technology, enjoy family dinners

By Rosie Scammell / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Wednesday (Nov. 11) urged Catholics to continue the tradition of a family meal, leaving smartphones aside and switching off the TV to enjoy the… read more

Polytheistic Christianity?

By Clifton Stringer
Judaism, Christianity and Islam: the three great monotheistic faiths, right? Not so fast. Lots could be said about this, and a few points will have to suffice. Here I restrict my… read more

Inerrancy or infallibility: What's the difference?

By Marc Cortez
Should we say that the Bible is “inerrant” or would it be better to say that it is “infallible”? What do these two terms mean and which is more appropriate … read more

There's no Christian persecution in the USA

By Steve Harper
For months I have been seeing one allegation after another that Christians are being persecuted in the USA. The “evidence” is drawn from things as diverse as marriage… read more
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