8 things the church needs to say

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) If Christians stopped bickering about church, presenting sex as a first-order concern, telling other people how to lead their lives and lending our name to minor-league… read more

The death of Archie... and innocence

By Shane Raynor
My childhood was full of comic books — Spiderman, Superman, Richie Rich, Casper… and Archie. When you’re a kid, you really look up to teenagers, and I related… read more

Church of England kicks the devil out of baptism rite

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) While Christians waited to learn whether the Church of England would approve the consecration of women bishops, the church’s governing body — … read more

Introverted pastors: Be extroverted on Sunday

By Ron Edmondson
I have a strong word of encouragement to the introverted pastor. Be extroverted on Sunday. You can do it. Every time I post about introversion I hear from pastors and church… read more

Interview with Bishop Mike Lowry

By J. Michael Lowry, Paul Franklyn
Paul Franklyn interviews United Methodist Bishop Mike Lowry about the conversation surrounding same-sex marriage, homosexual practice, and how the UMC can move forward… read more

Wrestling God

By Paul L. Escamilla
Genesis 32:22-31 Let’s get something straight. So far as the biblical witness would suggest, angels are not dainty. In Genesis 18, three of them are eating enough for fifty… read more

The growth of intention

By Jerrod Hugenot
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Farmers and other food growers worry a lot about crop failure. They might not look it, standing there with a cup of coffee in their overhauls, but when the… read more

5 things I learned in seminary

By Randall Hardman
I had a few friends recently pass through town and stay for a night. All three of these individuals were considering seminary as a future possibility and wanted to ask some… read more

On immigration (and why some Christians should be ashamed)

By David Dorn
Immigration is a touchy issue right now. With the advent of tens of thousands of children who have made their way into the U.S., a lingering issue has been thrust to the headlines … read more

Living prayerfully

By Rueben P. Job
Scripture Sentence He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him; "Lord, teach us to pray." Luke 11:1 Scripture Readings *Luke… read more

Church of England set to vote on women bishops

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Women’s rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consecrated as bishops… read more

Space to breathe

By Joseph Yoo
In "God Was In This Place and I, I Did Not Know" Rabbi Lawrence Kushner writes about the holiest part of the Temple — a room so sacred that only the High Priest could enter… read more
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