Supreme Court allows gay marriage to expand to 30 states

By Richard Wolf / USA Today
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court refused to get involved in the national debate over same-sex marriage on Monday (Oct. 6), leaving intact lower court rulings that will legalize… read more

Power, the Holy Spirit, and full conviction

By Victor Shepherd
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 As the apostle Paul reflects on the congregations he has established, visited, or is about to see for the first time, he never hesitates to declare his… read more

Atheists tweet more often than Muslims, Jews, Christians, study shows

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) What does a map of the U.S. religious landscape look like in 140 characters? A new study of Twitter finds that self-identified religious users are more likely to tweet to… read more

What do Americans pray for? Themselves. And maybe a sports team

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) When Americans aren’t busy praying for themselves or their own needs — and most of them are — many are seeking divine intervention on behalf of a favorite… read more

Bible Study: Week of November 2, 2014

By Keeping Holy Time
Old Testament: Joshua 3:7-17 The death of Moses, which brought to a close the Torah, was not the end of the story for the people of Israel. Under the leadership of Joshua… read more

Sermon Options: November 2, 2014

By Ministry Matters
Living the Covenant Joshua 3:7-17 Moses is dead, and Joshua has been commissioned by the Lord. Israel is making plans to enter the land promised by Yahweh. Joshua sends spies to… read more

Sermon Options: October 26, 2014

By Ministry Matters
The Call to Ministry: Pain or Promise? Deuteronomy 34:1-12 A common misunderstanding of baptism is that baptism is the end of a Christian's search for God. To walk the "sawdust… read more

Why multigenerational house sharing may be the wave of the future

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
SAN MATEO, Calif. (RNS) For one year, my wife and I are living 2,700 miles apart. She lives in a one-bedroom apartment here, south of San Francisco. Each weekday she walks two… read more

How to lose a week (and not lose it all)

By Chad Brooks
OK, listeners. It’s time to get into the big stuff. Not the easy, entry-level time management, but the stuff of practitioners and productivity evangelists. This episode is… read more

Tensions at Episcopal Church’s oldest seminary reflect larger crisis in future of theology schools

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
NEW YORK (RNS) Several faculty members at the Episcopal Church’s oldest seminary are battling with the school’s leadership, although neither side agrees whether they… read more

People who change the world never give up

By Joseph Yoo
A couple of years ago, through the Lewis Fellows Program, we got to spend two hours picking Rev. Adam Hamilton's brain at the Church of the Resurrection asking him questions on… read more

Religious leaders try to cope with Islamic State attacks

By Kathryn Marchocki / USA Today
(RNS) Religious leaders agree the Islamic State — also known as ISIL or ISIS — must be stopped. Their struggle is how best to do it. “As mainstream religious… read more
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