Questions

By Don Underwood
From January 1946 to September 1947, the great American fiction writer Flannery O'Connor kept a prayer journal. A practicing Roman Catholic from Savannah, Georgia, she had, at age … read more

After evangelical virgin guys marry, then what?

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) For decades, evangelical leaders have touted “virginity pledges” as a way for teens and young adults to “save themselves for marriage.” But what… read more

Ferguson, ISIS, and the problem with American news

By Shane Raynor
I was up much too late watching television last night. I have five news channels, and when major events are taking place around the world, you’ll usually find me switching… read more

The other narrative about Ferguson, Mo.

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) Left to their own devices, residents and officials of Ferguson, Mo., probably could have sorted out the shooting of an unarmed teenager for the apparent crime of… read more

5 keys to effective sermon preparation

By Chad Brooks
Welcome to sermon preparation month! In August I am focusing both episodes on sermon preparation. This is the topic I have been hearing about the most and I am want to share… read more

Interview with Bishop Ken Carter

By Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., Shane Raynor
Bishop Ken Carter and Shane Raynor discuss the United Methodist Church, schism, the "local option," General Conference 2016, and the need for a coherent social teaching. read more

At church rally, community pours out support for Michael Brown’s family

By Lilly Fowler / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
FERGUSON, Mo. (RNS) Civil rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton told a packed church on Sunday (Aug. 17) that the Michael Brown case would mark a defining moment in civil rights… read more

Read ‘Revival’ with us

By Shane Raynor
Calling all Wesley “enthusiasts.” We're reading through Adam Hamilton’s “Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It” on Ministry Matters. If you’d like… read more

You'll find what you're looking for

By Joseph Yoo
There's a wonderful midrash about two Israelite men, Reuven and Shimon who were present when God, through Moses, parted the Red Sea. As the Israelites were walking across the Red… read more

From grumble to humble

By Rob Fuquay
"Rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." Proverbs 12:18 NRSV Standing in line at Walgreens, a woman overheard a conversation. Another woman… read more

Reading Scripture like you're medieval

By Clifton Stringer
David Steinmetz joked that the group of scholars who assembled to write The Art of Reading Scripture – an interdisciplinary group of specialists including biblical scholars, … read more

The Way to a Nation's Heart

By Thomas R. Steagald
Exodus 12:1-14 Holidays are like every other day, only more so. People travel everyday; they just travel more for holidays. People have reunions every day, get together with… read more
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