How should the church respond to gun violence?

By Peter Surran
Routine violent events On October 1, President Barack Obama, showing more emotion than he typically has over the last seven years of his presidency, issued a statement responding… read more

German Protestant church's scandalous idea rocks evangelical community

By Tom Heneghan / Religion News Service
(RNS) One of Germany’s largest Protestant regional churches has come under fire from other Christians for speaking out against efforts to convert Muslims just as tens of… read more

Halloween, Jesus and giving the Devil his due

By Eric Elnes
This Halloween there will be plenty of opportunities to have our wits scared out of us by the usual array of haunted houses, horror flicks and devilish pranksters, but I wonder… read more

Review: The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis

By Drew McIntyre
A key to understanding the widely-varied C.S. Lewis corpus is to apprehend his astounding use of imagination. Lewis described himself as chiefly an “imaginative man”… read more

Teaching my daughter a bad word

By Jessica LaGrone
Our three-year-old, Kate, loves to do jigsaw puzzles. Long after her older brother has given up and wandered off to pretend to be a Jedi or a ninja, she will remain standing over… read more

Marco Rubio takes lead among evangelical leaders, study says

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) October has been a good month for Marco Rubio. The Republican presidential candidate and U.S. senator from Florida made a strong showing in CNBC's debate Wednesday (Oct… read more

The faulty logic of violence

By Dave Barnhart
I was not spanked as a child. Though spanking has declined a bit since then, at the time this made our family odd in the eyes of my peers. My father was a counselor, and my… read more

Adele's prophetic ‘Hello’

By Matt Rawle
I’m always searching for what Jesus is trying to say to me. Sometimes I hear the Lord speaking during my prayers or daily Scripture reading. Other times I can hear the… read more

GOP 2016 contenders sling God talk, prep for debate

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Wednesday night (Oct. 28) is the third debate for the Republicans, and since their last stage appearance, several have been ringing the religious liberty bell from one… read more

Ghosts, supernaturalism and the Wesley poltergeist

By Shane Raynor
Ghosts are popular these days. If you don’t believe me, take a look at your cable television programming lineup. Haunted this. Ghost that. Paranormal whatever. Now, I… read more

Patience in an impatient world

By Melissa Slocum
A recent computer glitch caused hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights and thousands of passengers to be delayed over the Columbus Day weekend. Stranded passengers who could not… read more

Sister Joan Chittister, the dissident nun, shares her secret life

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Veteran Catholic writer Tom Roberts thought he knew Sister Joan Chittister — the maverick Benedictine nun who dares speak her mind to her church. He didn't. When… read more
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