Brian Williams and the nature of forgiveness

By Christy Thomas
Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief; Pastor, priest, newsman, chief … all have this in common: Each has the capacity to betray trust in profoundly public and private… read more

Beyond rhetoric to relationships in a multireligious world

By Kenneth H. Carter, Jr.
Our daughter's best friend at UNC-Chapel Hill was a very bright young Muslim woman named Uzma Panjwani. Liz, our daughter, went to Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, Uzma… read more

A Seasonal Journey

By John D.I. Essick
Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12 Perhaps no prophet is more representative of the Lenten season than Jeremiah, and no psalm more appropriate for repentance than Psalm 51… read more

Want to be happier, healthier and live longer?

By Courtney T Ball
Sounds good, right? Well, if you like that idea, let’s try this. Instead of just you being better off, what if we put you in a place where everyone is happier, healthier and … read more

A cloud of suspicion

By LinC (Living in Christ), Paul Bonner
The quickest way to take the air out of a trusted relationship is to lie or cheat. And when people don’t trust you, it’s difficult to overcome negative perception… read more

No joke

By Melissa Slocum, LinC (Living in Christ)
Increasingly it seems we are seeing more attacks on free speech around the world. For months terrorists groups like ISIS have been capturing journalists, holding them hostages for … read more

That sign

By Paul T. Stallsworth
Since 1987, I have attempted to witness to the Gospel of Life within The United Methodist Church. Every January 22 (or a nearby date), I have gathered with my fellow members of… read more

Drones make war too easy, too remote, faith leaders say

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) For the Obama administration and the Bush administration before it, drone strikes kill terrorists before terrorists can kill innocents, and the strikes keep… read more

Sermon Options: March 15, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Patience for the Way Numbers 21:4-9 We are inching our way toward Easter. We are impatient and want to get there now! In some respects we are like God’s people in… read more

Read the signs

By Victoria Atkinson White
Numbers 21:4-9 On a recent road trip, my three-year-old niece Maya was driving her parents crazy. She needed juice, followed by a cookie, and then she needed to go to the… read more

Who is invited to the party?

By Mike Slaughter
One of my favorite descriptions of God that Jesus shared was as a God who loves to throw parties. As a matter of fact Jesus was criticized by the religiously correct for eating… read more

Pope Francis: A Christian who does not protect creation ‘does not care about the work of God’

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) If you are a Christian, protecting the environment is part of your identity, not an ideological option, Pope Francis said Monday (Feb. 9). “When we hear… read more
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