Star Wars and the continuing saga of faith

By Mike Poteet
Star Wars: The Force Awakens started blasting box-office records at its debut (December 18). It grossed 700 million dollars domestically faster than any film (likely even faster… read more

Protesters push to 'Reinstate Doc Hawk' on first day of Wheaton's spring semester

By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) Protests and prayer marked the first day of the spring semester at Wheaton College after an acrimonious holiday break during which the evangelical school… read more

Pope Francis renews call to welcome refugees while ensuring security

By Rosie Scammell / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has called on European leaders not to turn their back on refugees and migrants despite the cultural and security challenges associated with the… read more

Statements of faith

By Steve Harper
Statements of faith are common in Christian educational institutions. How they are used speaks more loudly than what they say. Much of what is happening in the Wheaton-Hawkins… read more

Jesus may not care if you own a gun ...

By Chad Holtz
A few years ago I spent many months at a Christian discipleship ranch for men struggling with addiction. One of the counselors gave us an assignment to list all the rights we… read more

Blessed are the pure in doctrine?

By Zack Hunt
When’s the last time you read the Sermon on the Mount? I’m sure you’ve heard snippets of it preached here and there recently, but if it’s been a while… read more

Thoughtful Pastor: Hate the sin of homosexuality or assume truth?

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: How can conservative Christians who believe that homosexuality is a sin support and show respect to their gay family members, co-workers and friends… read more

Some Arizona churches to defy migrants’ deportation, offer them sanctuary

By USA Today Network
PHOENIX — Several Arizona churches are preparing to offer refuge to Central American migrants after the Department of Homeland Security launched an effort over the weekend… read more

Kansas pastor comes out during sermon

By Heather Hahn / United Methodist News Service
A United Methodist pastor came out to her Kansas congregation during a Jan. 3 sermon in this year’s first public action aimed at influencing the 2016 General Conference… read more

Kenya's Garissa University reopens nine months after massacre

By Fredrick Nzwili / Religion News Service
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Faculty and administrators at Garissa University College returned to work Monday (Jan. 4), nine months after a bloody massacre of mainly Christian students by … read more

Why 'the evangelical voter' doesn’t mean anything

By Trevin Wax / Religion News Service
(RNS) It feels like stating the obvious to say that “evangelical voters” are not a monolith that can be reliably relied upon by any politician. But what should go… read more

Why do we all have to lose weight?

By Christy Thomas
I suppose it is a silly question: here in the U.S., we do tend to the avoirdupois body-styles. But still, it is January 4, and I feel like I’m drowning in lose-weight-now… read more
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