Admitting you aren't the one

By Ron Edmondson
Leadership is not about having all the answers. One sign of a great leader — in my opinion — is to be bold enough to say, “I don’t have all the… read more

Sermon Options: February 1, 2015

By Ministry Matters, Sermon Options
The Promise of God’s Prophet Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Is there any word from the Lord? We want to know God’s expectations of us and his will for us. When we are in crisis… read more

2014: Looking back / looking forward

By Katie Shockley
Christian hope Many years ago, I worked as a software engineer in telecommunications. I did not hide the fact that I taught Bible studies at my church. One day my boss asked me… read more

Pope Francis challenges Muslims to condemn violence in the name of God

By Josephine McKenna / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Tuesday (Dec. 23) challenged Muslim religious leaders to “unanimously” condemn the violent persecution of Christians in the Middle… read more

Can you question the Virgin Birth and still be a Christian?

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) It’s a tough sell: A young, unmarried teenager gets pregnant, but the father isn’t a man but God himself. And the girl is a virgin — and (some believe)… read more

Forgiveness and faith

By Jeanne Torrence Finley
The difficulty of forgiveness In her book “My Grandfather’s Blessings,” Rachel Naomi Remen tells about going to a Yom Kippur service at which the rabbi was to… read more

Substitute turkey

By Ed Zinkiewicz
Our oven died. Again.It seems that holidays take a toll on our poor old oven. Last year it died halfway through roasting the Thanksgiving turkey, which was supposed to serve 24… read more

Before pronouncing Fido in heaven, let’s consider human creatures

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) People of all ages delighted last week when media all over the world reported that Pope Francis told a distraught boy whose dog died, “Paradise is open to all… read more

Why I can no longer defend the church

By Dave Barnhart
“The name of God is discredited by the Gentiles because of you.” Romans 2:24 I can’t be an apologist for the church any longer. In the past, when anti-religious… read more

Forget Santa Claus, Virginia. Was there a Jesus Christ?

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
(RNS) As another Christmas approaches and the usual holiday laments are unpacked like so many old ornaments — too much commercialism and too little faith, too much food and… read more

Identity in Christ

By LinC (Living in Christ), Samantha Tidball
Online personality quizzes from sites like Buzzfeed and Zimbio are dominating on social-media feeds. While these quizzes are often based on pop-culture references (such as… read more

Executions drop to lowest level in two decades

By Kevin Johnson / USA Today
WASHINGTON (RNS) Driven in part by continuing legal disputes related to lethal injection drugs and state moratoriums on the death penalty, the 35 people executed in the U.S. this… read more
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