Moving From God as director to God as artist

By Randall Hardman
I can't draw a stick figure to save my life. I just simply have never been good at art. I can envision what I want to do or what I want to create, but translating that intention… read more

Local and implicit liturgies

By Dave Barnhart
Language is not always about communicating ideas. Language is often performance. We indicate who we are, to which tribes we belong, and what sorts of values we hold. We often do… read more

Immortality, death and desire (part 1 of 2)

By Clifton Stringer
In the course of the years, the human family has seen no shortage of plots and plans about how to prolong human life indefinitely. Ray Kurzweil's is one of these. In the words of… read more

United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer reinstated on appeal

By Renee K. Gadoua / Religion News Service
(RNS) In a surprising reversal, a Pennsylvania pastor who was defrocked last year for violating United Methodist law after he officiated at his son’s same-sex wedding has… read more

Breakaway Anglicans tap new leader

By Kevin Eckstrom / Religion News Service
(RNS) The Anglican Church in North America, which broke away from the Episcopal Church in 2009 because of sharp differences over human sexuality and the authority of the Bible… read more

A new way to pray

By Shane Raynor
Episode 4: Linda McCullough Moore tried something new — rather than have one "quiet time" a day, she decided to pray for at least 15 minutes four times daily. In this… read more

The church in the what?

By Laurie Haller
“The church in the what? What are you talking about?” Zach asked. He’s a college student and is our sag driver/navigator for the one thousand mile bike ride in… read more

The stained glass ceiling

By Felicity Dale
Like it or not, for most women in the church there is a stained glass ceiling. Women have limits. In most churches, they are not allowed to baptize or to give communion. In many… read more

The Lie of Well-Roundedness

By Josh Mauney
In my first ministry position I was sure I knew what to expect. Stand up in front of thousands of adoring members of a faithful congregation and present to them an hour’s… read more

Sighs for help

By Wendy Joyner
Romans 8:26-39 It was early on a Thursday morning, long before daybreak, that I found myself driving north on I-75. My mother had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, and I was… read more

Is everyone a child of God?

By Chad Holtz
“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12). The word become in the Greek is… read more

Presbyterians vote to allow gay marriage

By Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service
(RNS) The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted Thursday (June 19) to allow gay and lesbian weddings within the church, making it among the largest Christian denominations to take an… read more
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