Social Justice Is Not Social Holiness

By Evan W. Rohrs-Dodge
I attended a very liberal seminary. I don't mean that pejoratively, nor do I believe it to be an unfair characterization. Many, if not most of the school faculty identify… read more

Study Suggests Religion Can Predict Sexual Behavior

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Controversial sociologist Mark Regnerus presented new research on marriage and sex at a conference of Southern Baptists on Tuesday (April 22), suggesting… read more

Treasure Bonus Materials

By Jacob Armstrong
Welcome to the online bonus materials accompanying the Treasure sermon series resource. To help you prepare your sermons and worship for this series, your purchase includes a free … read more

If the Internet Isn't Killing Religion, What Is?

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) A smart professor in Massachusetts noticed recently that religion's decline in America coincided with the rise of the Internet. He theorized that the two may be connected… read more

Hobby Lobby and the First Amendment

By Martha Myre
A lot of discussion was generated on Facebook recently after I posted a story about Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby evidently pays a beginning wage that is 93% higher than the federally… read more

6 Ways Capitalism Fails the Church

By Morgan Guyton
The religion blog forum Patheos is hosting a Public Square conversation called "Has Capitalism Failed?" largely in response to Pope Francis' scathing critique of capitalism in his … read more

Throwing the Baby Out With the Baptism Water

By Tom Fuerst
A few weeks ago I baptized my first baby in my new church. I wanted everything to be perfect for the parents. They will never forget the moment when their first child gets… read more

Review: Giving Blood

By Eric Van Meter
Never one to hold back from provocative statements, Leonard Sweet lays out a bold proposition in the subtitle of his latest book. With Giving Blood: A Fresh Paradigm for… read more

NJ Lawsuit Seeks to Ban Pledge of Allegiance

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) The American Humanist Association is suing a New Jersey school district for its recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public classrooms. The lawsuit, brought on behalf… read more

If Millennials Leave Religion, Then What?

By Peter Levine
(RNS) As the Pew Research Center recently found, today's young people are "less likely than older generations to be affiliated with any religion." The question is whether this… read more

What Do You Mean… Time to Split?

By Laurie Haller
"As we were sitting in the back of the truck at the end of the day, I wondered why I wasn't feeling a sense of joy. We had worked hard all day helping many people, but it didn't… read more

The Social Justice Issue the UMC Doesn’t Want to Deal With

By David F. Watson
Imagine that there was a pre-natal test, commonly recommended by medical personnel, to identify children who would experience depression throughout their lives. Upon receiving a… read more
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