Longing for peace

By Brett Younger
Isaiah 9:2-7 We tend to romanticize Christmas, but we don’t do it on purpose. We are reasonable, logical, and hardheaded, but the magic of the season gets to us in spite of… read more

Church of England formally approves women bishops

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Twenty years after women were ordained as priests, the Church of England is set to appoint its first woman bishop by year’s end or at the start of… read more

Child soldiers enlisted to fight against Islamic State in Syria

By Sophie Cousins / USA Today
QAMISHLI, Syria (RNS) A Kurdish boy who looks no older than 11 mans the entrance of a military base in northeastern Syria. His pants drag on the ground and his shirt hangs off his … read more

10 things you should never say to a grieving person

By Tom Fuerst
Having come to know grief on a personal level over the last few years, I’ve learned that when it it is time to comfort a grieving person, people just do not know what to say … read more

I never met a Muslim I didn't like

By Courtney T Ball
I never met a Muslim I didn't like. Yeah, okay, so I know they’re out there. We see them every day on the television, these “radical jihadi terrorists” bent on… read more

‘Left Behind,’ the rapture and God's plan for creation

By Peter Surran
On October 3, 2014, the movie “Left Behind” opened in theaters. Based on the series of novels by the same name written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, the film takes… read more

7 things to remember when hosting a guest preacher

By Deborah Lewis
You know when someone invites you for dinner, and from the moment you arrive you feel thoroughly welcomed and properly hosted? I don’t mean stiff-but-proper Martha Stewart… read more

Activists intent on building third Jewish temple spark tensions at holy site

By Jacob Wirtschafter, Ori Weisberg
JERUSALEM (RNS) It’s a site holy to both Jews and Muslims — considered the most religiously sensitive square kilometer on earth. These days, the Temple Mount —… read more

Gay debate challenges traditional definitions of ‘evangelical’

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) It used to be that defining an “evangelical” was pretty straightforward: some version of a “born-again” experience, a deep appreciation… read more

5 characteristics of antiquated leadership

By Ron Edmondson
What’s important in leadership has changed from when I entered the field of leadership. Have you noticed? Leadership principles and practices have had to change because… read more

Minister Myles Munroe killed in Bahamas plane crash

By Doug Stanglin / USA Today
(RNS) Myles Munroe, a prominent Christian minister from the Bahamas, and his wife, Ruth Munroe, were among nine people killed when a small plane crashed while attempting to land… read more

10 steps to a great sermon

By Courtney T Ball
I come from a family line of preachers. I married the daughter of a preacher. I've heard a lot of sermons in my life, covering the spectrum from awe-inspiring to… read more
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