Why some conservative Christians like Donald Trump

By Trevin Wax / Religion News Service
(RNS) How is it possible for salt-of-the-earth, family-loving conservative Christians to be taken with a serial adulterer who won’t take back misogynistic comments and who… read more

We can't fathom God's goodness

By Clifton Stringer
My son fell asleep in the stroller while our family was going for an evening walk. After dinner, when bedtime came, his parents were tired, but he was not. As we were trying to… read more

What's so Christian about Christianity?

By Zack Hunt
The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates is famous for saying, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Those words have become something of a Philosophy 101… read more

Complicating abortion

By Kira Schlesinger
Amidst the current debates and conflict around Planned Parenthood funding and what does or does not happen to fetal tissue, the takeaway from this particular culture war (a phrase … read more

For some churches, food trucks are a vehicle for serving the poor

By Sarah Angle / Religion News Service
FORT WORTH, Texas (RNS) Allen Lutes wipes his brow as he prepares another plate of food. The culinary school-trained chef is serving grilled chicken, fresh vegetables and rice… read more

Praying for dung

By Clifton Stringer
At a different high school in the city where I grew up, one of the best senior class pranks I have ever heard of was executed. Some industrious students released three live pigs… read more

Don't apologize for being smart

By Dave Barnhart
There are a variety of gifts, says Paul. We identify many that are essential for the church: leadership, generosity, prophecy, teaching, communication, hospitality and so on. I… read more

Humility is an idea that wrecks you

By David Dorn
"God, have mercy on me a sinner." Jesus says that the tax collector who said this was justified by his humility. That's challenging. David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary… read more

From letter to spirit

By Steve Harper
The early Christians recognized they were stewards of a great mystery — the mystery that had within it power to give life or to deal death. Whether the mystery did one or… read more

Do we have to talk about this?

By Chris Andrews
Mark 10:17-31 The great poet and author Carl Sandburg was once asked by a reporter to name the ugliest word he knew. Sandburg is reported to have reflected for several minutes… read more

Sermon Options: October 11, 2015

By Ministry Matters
LIFE’S HARD QUESTIONS JOB 23:1-9, 16-17 It is easier for us to reflect on the story line of Job without entering into the pain of his conversations with his friends. In… read more

Sermon Options: October 4, 2015

By Ministry Matters
TOUGH FAITH JOB 1:1; 2:1-10 The story of Job is well known, although few of us really want to apply it to our lives so that we can understand painful circumstances. We have the… read more
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