How will you respond to the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage?

By Chad Holtz
Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of same-sex marriage across the land. My Facebook and Twitter feed, like yours, is blowing up over it. Reactions range… read more

Joy, justice and marriage equality

By Mark Lockard
The landmark decision handed down by the Supreme Court today on the issue of marriage equality presents the Christian community, and our wider world, with a historic, though… read more

Supreme Court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage

By Richard Wolf / USA Today
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history… read more

Pastors, faithful pick up gun training: ‘We need it in church’

By Bianca Graulau / USA Today Network
(RNS) For seven years, Geof Peabody — owner and instructor at Peabody’s Shooting Range — has been teaching his fellow church members how to use guns. Peabody… read more

Do we need unholy guns in holy places?

By David Gushee / Religion News Service
(RNS) Inevitably, after the massacre at Emanuel AME Church, people are beginning to talk about arming congregants for self-defense. It is a sad image: 25 souls sitting around at… read more

Sermon Options: August 2, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Healing the Heart 2 Samuel 11:26–12:13a In Sholem Asch’s novel The Nazarene, the miracles of Jesus are mocked by a blind man. The blind man could have been healed if… read more

Reuniting Christology and sexology

By Talbot Davis
Don't you hate it when your strongest disagreement is with your closest friends? Here's how that's working in my life. In the same-sex relationship, intimacy and marriage debate… read more

The bread of life

By Chris Andrews
John 6:24-35 My friends, I invite you to a celebration and an adventure. You are invited to join a growing number of brothers and sisters all over this planet in celebrating the… read more

4 huge issues we're facing in America today

By Don Underwood
Rev. Don Underwood issues a statement and challenge about working toward a better America. Don is the senior pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas and the… read more

What does it take to forgive someone like Dylann Roof?

By Jonathan Merritt / Religion News Service
(RNS) Nadine Collier, daughter of one of Dylann Roof’s nine alleged victims, has one message for the suspected killer: “I forgive you.” The 21-year-old Roof is… read more

Prejudice, bigotry and racism

By Tex Sample
Think of prejudice as a pre-judgment, staking claim to a point of view that is judgment without sufficient data or knowledge. But prejudice is typically misjudgment as well. As… read more

Mother Emanuel — What can we say?

By James A. Harnish
A brutal interruption Thursday should have been Pope Francis’ day in the headlines with the release of his encyclical on the environment. But the pope was interrupted by the … read more
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