NFL Pro-Bowler is an atheist. So what?

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) Earlier this month, NFL star Arian Foster, a running back for the Houston Texans, sent ripples through the world of professional football when he came out as a nonbeliever… read more

Is football America's golden calf?

By Kira Schlesinger
It’s that time of year when children head back to school, and pastors and church staff gear up for the start of the program year. Filling in our calendars with confirmation… read more

Right privilege

By Tom Fuerst
About a year ago my son started expressing interest in playing baseball. So we went to Dick’s Sporting Goods to get him a glove. But my son, only three years old at the… read more

What Jesus really means by ‘your enemy’

By David Dorn
In Matthew 5, Jesus said, “Love your enemies.” Perhaps his definition of enemy is broader than we think. David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary Pastor for Marvin… read more

Straight outta Nazareth

By David Person
If a young Jesus could have been transported from ancient Galilee to the Compton, California, of the late 1980s, I don’t believe he would have been dealing drugs with Eric… read more

Giving up the ghost, Part I: God

By Kenneth J. Pruitt
In May, I called for a new theology of white allyship to accompany our new civil rights movement in the United States, inspired by the rallying cry that #BlackLivesMatter. This… read more

Trigger warning! The Bible may disturb your emotional health

By Trevin Wax / Religion News Service
(RNS) Before you read this article, be warned! You may come across something you disagree with, or an idea that makes you uncomfortable, or a statement that causes offense. Please … read more

Sermon Options: October 18, 2015

By Ministry Matters
FINDING THE ANSWER IN THE WHIRLWIND JOB 38:1-7 (34-41) When a whirlwind of adversity strikes, how do you deal with it? We often ask “Why?” or “Why me?”… read more

Are You God?

By Tracey Allred
Job 38:1-7, 34-41 Not many of us would be bold enough to affirmatively answer that question. For religious people, the very thought of claiming to be God is blasphemous. This very … read more

The circle and the line

By Adam Thomas
Mark 9:30-37 Every day of my fourth grade year, my class lined up at the end of recess to go back inside. The bell rang, and we raced to our spots in the queue. But the race was… read more

On United Methodist catechisms

By Clifton Stringer
Pierre Tielhard de Chardin, the Jesuit philosopher and scientist, had faith in cosmic evolution toward an ultimate harmony he called the "Omega Point." He wrote, "Remain true to… read more

Doubt is not the enemy of faith

By Joseph Yoo
I ran into an old friend at a local coffee shop. We were very active in our youth ministry before my dad was relocated and we had to move. Almost 20 years later, we were talking… read more
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