Should churches discuss politics?

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
It’s on everyone’s minds. It’s all over the news. Millions of women took to the streets to make their voices heard. Should churches join in the political talk or … read more

Christians and fake news

By Dave Barnhart
The good old days When I was growing up, watching or listening to the evening news was a ritual in many households. People would tune in to the broadcasts of one of several (three … read more

Aim for excellence, not perfection

By Joseph Yoo
Occasionally it’s helpful to be reminded that “perfect is the enemy of good.” Sometimes our need to be perfect gets in the way of progress. We get so caught up… read more

Sermon Options: February 19, 2017

By Ministry Matters
The Reward 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 The Rock opera, Jesus Christ, Superstar, pictures Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, asking God if it is really necessary for him to die on … read more

A Catholic theological disagreement Protestants should listen in on

By Clifton Stringer
Sometimes, one can gain perspective for thinking through one's own problems by listening in to how others are proceeding in light of analogous problems. The point of this post is… read more

Praying for the president

By Mike Slaughter
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful… read more

Trump’s rise and GOP economics may shift Catholic Church’s priorities

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) For much of its long history in the U.S., the Catholic Church was known as the champion of the working class, a community of immigrants whose leaders were… read more

Controversial megachurch Bishop Eddie Long dies at 63

By Tim Darnell / USA Today Network
LITHONIA, Ga. (USA Today) Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, died Sunday (Jan. 15). In a statement, the church confirmed Long's death from… read more

Sermon Options: February 12, 2017

By Ministry Matters
CHOOSE LIFE  DEUTERONOMY 30:15-20 A dedicated, beautiful, popular young woman made a poor choice in her mate for life. Until the day she died at the age of seventy, she felt… read more


By Raquel Mull
Psalm 119:1-8 Psalm 119 is written in praise of Torah, God’s law or teaching. Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the book of Psalms, is an alphabetical acrostic that contains … read more

An eerie echo in 'Silence'

By David Van Biema / Religion News Service
(RNS) Walking out of Martin Scorsese’s Silence the other night, I was nagged by the notion that I had seen something like it before. One thing I was sure of — the… read more

Love gives its best

By Michael Renninger
Father Michael Renninger, Pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia, and one of the featured preachers at this year's Festival of Homiletics in San Antonio, Texas … read more
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