United Church of Christ to boycott Washington Redskins

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) The United Church of Christ, a small progressive denomination, has called on its 1 million members to boycott Washington Redskins football games and merchandise until the… read more

Tears of joy, tears of sorrow, and little empathetic listening

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) In the wake of Friday’s landmark 5-4 Supreme Court decision finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, two divergent streams of American cultural and… read more

The eternal victory of the Charleston martyrs

By Mark Tooley
The nine Bible study attenders murdered in Charleston were targeted for their race but they can rightly be honored as Christian martyrs, slain in their church while examining… read more

Righteous or repugnant? Religious responses to the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) Some hailed the Supreme Court's decision as righteous and holy. Others deplored it as an affront to God. Religious leaders around the world — and secular leaders who… read more

How will you respond to the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage?

By Chad Holtz
Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of same-sex marriage across the land. My Facebook and Twitter feed, like yours, is blowing up over it. Reactions range… read more

Joy, justice and marriage equality

By Mark Lockard
The landmark decision handed down by the Supreme Court today on the issue of marriage equality presents the Christian community, and our wider world, with a historic, though… read more

Supreme Court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage

By Richard Wolf / USA Today
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history… read more

Pastors, faithful pick up gun training: ‘We need it in church’

By Bianca Graulau / USA Today Network
(RNS) For seven years, Geof Peabody — owner and instructor at Peabody’s Shooting Range — has been teaching his fellow church members how to use guns. Peabody… read more

Do we need unholy guns in holy places?

By David Gushee / Religion News Service
(RNS) Inevitably, after the massacre at Emanuel AME Church, people are beginning to talk about arming congregants for self-defense. It is a sad image: 25 souls sitting around at… read more

Sermon Options: August 2, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Healing the Heart 2 Samuel 11:26–12:13a In Sholem Asch’s novel The Nazarene, the miracles of Jesus are mocked by a blind man. The blind man could have been healed if… read more

Reuniting Christology and sexology

By Talbot Davis
Don't you hate it when your strongest disagreement is with your closest friends? Here's how that's working in my life. In the same-sex relationship, intimacy and marriage debate… read more

The bread of life

By Chris Andrews
John 6:24-35 My friends, I invite you to a celebration and an adventure. You are invited to join a growing number of brothers and sisters all over this planet in celebrating the… read more
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