Prisons in the United States

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
Issues raised by the prison break in New York In June, David Sweat and Richard Matt, both convicted murderers, escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in… read more

Overcoming shame with love

By Melissa Slocum
Recently several examples of parents shaming their children on social media have gone viral. Parents, bloggers and journalists have weighed in on both sides of the shaming debate. … read more

Sister Monica’s secret ministry to transgender people

By Renee K. Gadoua / Religion News Service
(RNS) Sister Monica lives alone in a small house at the edge of a Roman Catholic college run by a community of nuns. She doesn’t want to reveal the name of the town where… read more

The secret to amazing sermons

By Rabbi Evan Moffic
A few years ago I was putting my oldest daughter to sleep. She asked me what a rabbi does. Before I had the chance to answer fully, she told me she thought the answer was… read more

Before you post on social media about politics…

By David Dorn
Before you post on social media about next year's election, here's one important rule to follow. David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary Pastor for Marvin United Methodist… read more

Some pro-life activists return to an in-your-face approach

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
(RNS) In recent years, up-and-coming leaders in the anti-abortion movement have been pushing for a kinder, gentler strategy for their "pro-life" campaign — an effort to win… read more

Why some conservative Christians like Donald Trump

By Trevin Wax / Religion News Service
(RNS) How is it possible for salt-of-the-earth, family-loving conservative Christians to be taken with a serial adulterer who won’t take back misogynistic comments and who… read more

We can't fathom God's goodness

By Clifton Stringer
My son fell asleep in the stroller while our family was going for an evening walk. After dinner, when bedtime came, his parents were tired, but he was not. As we were trying to… read more

What's so Christian about Christianity?

By Zack Hunt
The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates is famous for saying, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Those words have become something of a Philosophy 101… read more

Complicating abortion

By Kira Schlesinger
Amidst the current debates and conflict around Planned Parenthood funding and what does or does not happen to fetal tissue, the takeaway from this particular culture war (a phrase … read more

For some churches, food trucks are a vehicle for serving the poor

By Sarah Angle / Religion News Service
FORT WORTH, Texas (RNS) Allen Lutes wipes his brow as he prepares another plate of food. The culinary school-trained chef is serving grilled chicken, fresh vegetables and rice… read more

Praying for dung

By Clifton Stringer
At a different high school in the city where I grew up, one of the best senior class pranks I have ever heard of was executed. Some industrious students released three live pigs… read more
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