The courage to listen

By Brett Younger
1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) The year after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, I was a third grader in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I lived in a segregated world—separate and… read more

Thoughtful Pastor: Failed marriages and mental illness

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: How does one trust this institution of marriage after a failed one? Oh, this is a short question heavy with layers of hurt, disappointment, sadness and… read more

Kenyans protest new rules requiring clergy to hold theological degrees

By Fredrick Nzwili / Religion News Service
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A government plan to regulate religious groups is shaping into a bitter fight, with Christian and Muslim leaders protesting that it tramples over religious… read more

A game of cancer, grief and God

By David Person
I learned about the Greens while listening to Radiolab, one of my favorite podcasts. Ryan and Amy — husband and wife, dad and mom — were told by doctors that Joel… read more

Criminal justice or Christian justice?

By Kira Schlesinger
On the heels of the non-indictment in the killing of Tamir Rice and with the buzz over the Netflix documentary series, "Making a Murderer," the words “truth” and… read more

This isn't about money … sort of

By Matt Rawle
Jesus tells the disciples a story about a man who will be going away on a journey near the end of his ministry (Matthew 25:14-30). This man shares his wealth with his servants… read more

Star Wars and the continuing saga of faith

By Mike Poteet
Star Wars: The Force Awakens started blasting box-office records at its debut (December 18). It grossed 700 million dollars domestically faster than any film (likely even faster… read more

Protesters push to 'Reinstate Doc Hawk' on first day of Wheaton's spring semester

By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) Protests and prayer marked the first day of the spring semester at Wheaton College after an acrimonious holiday break during which the evangelical school… read more

Pope Francis renews call to welcome refugees while ensuring security

By Rosie Scammell / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has called on European leaders not to turn their back on refugees and migrants despite the cultural and security challenges associated with the… read more

Statements of faith

By Steve Harper
Statements of faith are common in Christian educational institutions. How they are used speaks more loudly than what they say. Much of what is happening in the Wheaton-Hawkins… read more

Jesus may not care if you own a gun ...

By Chad Holtz
A few years ago I spent many months at a Christian discipleship ranch for men struggling with addiction. One of the counselors gave us an assignment to list all the rights we… read more

Blessed are the pure in doctrine?

By Zack Hunt
When’s the last time you read the Sermon on the Mount? I’m sure you’ve heard snippets of it preached here and there recently, but if it’s been a while… read more
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