Review: 'Me and We: God's New Social Gospel'

By Dottie Escobedo-Frank
Leonard Sweet tackles a topic dear to the hearts of many church leaders when he addresses the foils and follies, as well as the gifts and graces, of the “social… read more

You're a Christian only if you do this

By Courtney T Ball
Saul of Tarsus was the enemy. By his own account, he zealously persecuted the early Jesus movement. In his eyes, the followers of Jesus were a threat against both the Temple and… read more

Sermon Options: April 19, 2015

By Ministry Matters
What Makes the Difference? Acts 3:12-19 On the heels of Peter’s healing of a man lame from birth is one of several sermons Peter preaches in the early part of Acts. There is … read more

Crossing bridges together

By David Rice
This article is part of Ministry Matters' ongoing collection of responses to President Obama's Selma speech. Follow the project as it grows and join the discussion… read more

How MLK used the Bible

By Dave Barnhart
“He's allowed me to go up to the mountain,” said Martin Luther King, Jr. “And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you… read more

Sermon Options: April 12, 2015

By Ministry Matters
The Pristine Church Acts 4:32-35 The text from Acts depicts a church that is almost too good to be true. It describes a group of people of “one heart and soul” (v… read more

A plea for unity

By Jimmy McNeil
Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133:1 I spoke with someone not long ago about our ever changing world and the challenge that is set before us as believers to keep up with the times. It often… read more

Gay marriage gains rapid support with U.S. public, including conservatives

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the Supreme Court readies to hear a group of cases that could make same-sex marriage legal from coast to coast, support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry … read more

Girl power

By LinC (Living in Christ), Tiffany Manning
March is Women’s History Month. This national celebration began in 1987 to draw special attention to the contribution of women to events in history and modern society. In… read more

‘Dig’ digs into the Bible — but is it ‘true’?

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) Breathlessly describing his new USA Network series “Dig” in a promo, leading man Jason Isaacs promises that “everything is based on reality and… read more

No more sides!

By Steve Harper
Jesus was able to make friends with people who were unable to make friends with each other. This was a deliberate choice on his part—another way of revealing what life in… read more

Frank Underwood just dissed God. Would a real president do that?

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
(RNS) All presidents beseech God to bless the United States of America. Many pray for divine aid for themselves or their policies. Some can only wonder at the inscrutable ways of… read more
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