Fighting the fires of racism

By Justin Coleman
The hashtag #ThisIsWORR is joining the list of hashtags such as #BlackLivesMatter and #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches meant to encourage sober reflection and just action in solidarity… read more

Leadership and the discipline of silence

By C. Kavin Rowe
This was first published in Faith & Leadership. We are awash in words. Never before in the history of the human race have so many words been so widely thrown about and with… read more

Does God still heal the sick?

By Zack Hunt
Yesterday I got an email alert about a comment left on a post that I have to confess I don’t even remember writing. I mean, my name is on it, and after… read more

Get over it Christian pastors: You are not being persecuted

By Christy Thomas
The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads this way: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free… read more

Sermon Options: August 9, 2015

By Ministry Matters
The Humpty-Dumpty Syndrome 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 Absalom lay peacefully in his mother’s arms as his father, David, looked on. But what a paradox. The child whose name… read more

The Food Rule

By Mark D. White
John 6:35, 41-51 Many churches operate by an unspoken rule, which is employed for one reason above all others. This unspoken rule, when used, brings people together. We call it… read more

Joel Osteen heckled during church service, 6 arrested

By Josh Chapin / USA Today Network
Six people were arrested at Lakewood Church Sunday (June 28) after heckling Pastor Joel Osteen while he was preaching, according to Houston Police. The individuals are from Wells, … read more

Women clergy: Distractingly sexy?

By Kira Schlesinger
Several weeks ago, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Tim Hunt made the news for his comments about women scientists. The remarks, made at a luncheon in honor of women scientists… read more

‘Am I going to heaven?’ — Questions the Supreme Court didn't answer

By David Dorn
The Supreme Court made a landmark decision last week about gay marriage. They answered a question that has divided our country for a very long time. Though SCOTUS answered one big … read more

United Church of Christ to boycott Washington Redskins

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) The United Church of Christ, a small progressive denomination, has called on its 1 million members to boycott Washington Redskins football games and merchandise until the… read more

Tears of joy, tears of sorrow, and little empathetic listening

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) In the wake of Friday’s landmark 5-4 Supreme Court decision finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, two divergent streams of American cultural and… read more

The eternal victory of the Charleston martyrs

By Mark Tooley
The nine Bible study attenders murdered in Charleston were targeted for their race but they can rightly be honored as Christian martyrs, slain in their church while examining… read more
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