Trump, the golden calf and leadership pitfalls

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
As the Republican convention draws near it’s clear that Trump is a force to be reckoned with. But what sort of leader is he? A bully, yes. An egomaniac, yes. An outsider… read more

The race that is set before us

By Kira Schlesinger
On Patriot’s Day in 1966, fifty years ago, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb jumped out of the forsythia bushes and ran 26.2 miles to become the first female finisher of the… read more

Opioid painkillers: Responding to a growing problem

By Alex Joyner
A head-scratching Super Bowl ad Of all the buzz-worthy Super Bowl advertisements this year, one left a lot of people scratching their heads and also stepped into controversy by… read more

Sermon Options: May 22, 2016

By Ministry Matters
WISDOM AND CHRIST PROVERBS 8:1-4, 22-31 Who really is Lady Wisdom? The virtuous incarnation of common sense? The whimsical bridge between secular Near Eastern wisdom writings in… read more

Thoughtful Pastor: Inerrancy and relativism

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: In 1978, around 300 evangelical leaders assembled to write and adopt the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. I believe this gathering in defense of… read more

Faith in the unseen

By Samantha Tidball
For those who were upset about the demotion of Pluto to a dwarf planet, there is hope for a ninth planet in our solar system after all! Astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin… read more

Fear of the Other: Interview w/ William H. Willimon

By Shane Raynor
Earlier this week I had a conversation with Bishop Will Willimon about engaging the outsider and the stranger and genuinely loving them as Christ loves us. Bishop Willimon's new… read more

Servant Paul, not Apostle Paul

By Tom Fuerst
I’ve been studying Philippians recently, both because I continue to find myself attracted to the book for my own edification and because I intend to preach through it this… read more

Churches examine white privilege

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) A year ago, when the death of Freddie Gray and resulting unrest in Baltimore filled the news, the Rev. Kathy Dwyer felt she had to do something. “Every time I turned… read more

The church needs more Hippos

By Zack Hunt
I’m embarrassed to admit it, but the first time I ever heard the name Augustine of Hippo, I thought he was some sort of religious cartoon character. Granted, I was a wee lad … read more

A 'tip' for Christian tippers

By David Person
Last week, a television station in Charlotte, N.C., reported that a group of patrons left their waitress a Bible verse in lieu of a tip. The verse was Lev. 20:13: “If a man… read more

White House, faith leaders say 'moral obligation' to halt payday loans

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) White House officials have joined faith leaders in endorsing an end to payday lending abuses that often charge triple-digit interest rates. Valerie Jarrett… read more
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