‘Rock star’ pastors lose their luster

By Tom Krattenmaker / USA Today
(RNS) It’s not easy being a celebrity pastor these days with that pesky Internet around. Consider the struggles of Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Faced with… read more

Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It

By Adam Hamilton
In every Christian’s life, spiritual vitality or passion wanes over time. This is actually true in all aspects of our lives. In marriage, we slowly find that the fire… read more

Juvenile detention: Why we need alternatives

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
Making the Problem Worse? Journalist Nell Bernstein’s new book, “Burning Down the House,” draws from hundreds of interviews with young people in juvenile… read more

Stories of pastoral counseling

By M. Kathryn Armistead
If I preach inspiring sermons, teach like Paul, and have the wisdom of Solomon, but I don’t have love, my ministry is nothing. If I bring in hundreds of new members and… read more

Mommy, minister and unmarried: Single mothers in the pulpit

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) When Philadelphia’s St. Paul Baptist Church hired the Rev. Leslie Callahan as its first female pastor, in 2009, she was nearing her 40th birthday and the tick-tock of… read more

Evangelical versus liturgical: defying a worship dichotomy

By Melanie Ross
From the Foreword by Mark A. Noll . . . This book, though presenting its research calmly and moving carefully to thoughtful conclusions, has been written by an author with a… read more

Is anyone answering Iraqi Christians’ cries for help?

By Kirsten Powers / USA Today
(RNS) Iraq’s Christians are begging the world for help. Is anybody listening? Since capturing the country’s second largest city of Mosul in early June, the Islamic… read more

Does Romans 7 teach that Christians will continue sinning?

By Ben Witherington
Some point to Romans 7 as the proof-text for the saint-sinner paradox, suggesting that if even the apostle Paul struggled with his unrelenting flesh, Christians must face defeat… read more

The headlong retreat into childhood partisanship

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
When I was a child, I lived in a black-and-white world of all-this or all-that. Humankind meant my family. The world meant my neighborhood. Religion meant my church. Politics… read more

Biblical obedience and a way forward

By Roy I. Sano, Paul Franklyn
Paul Franklyn interviews retired United Methodist Bishop Roy Sano about the UMC and the conversations surrounding same-sex marriage, homosexual practice, and biblical obedience… read more

Pope Francis apologizes for persecution of Pentecostals

By Josephine McKenna / Religion News Service
CASERTA, Italy (RNS) Pope Francis sought forgiveness for decades of persecution of Italian Pentecostals when he met with around 300 evangelicals from the U.S., Argentina and Italy … read more

The death penalty is never humane

By James Alan Fox / USA Today
(RNS) The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution prohibits punishments deemed to be cruel and unusual, a standard to which capital punishment does not rise, at least according to… read more
  1. «
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 158
  10. 159