On Ash Wednesday, I remember: I am a sinner. I will die

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) “You are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Every year on Ash Wednesday, I seek out some member of the clergy to say those words to me. They come from the… read more

Episcopal church leader calls Anglican censure 'fair'

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is describing the recent censure of his church over allowing clergy to perform same-sex marriages as a "fair" move … read more

Love and addiction: An interview with Dr. Kent Dunnington

By Clifton Stringer
Recently I caught up with Dr. Kent Dunnington. Over the course of our conversation, he shared sharp and direct thoughts on faith, love, addiction, the future of Protestant… read more

Who is Jesus Christ to you?

By Joseph Yoo
I was once asked, Who is Jesus Christ to you? On one hand, it’s a simple question. On the other, it’s fairly complex. How one answers it really reflects how they… read more

Obama pleads for tolerance in first visit to U.S. mosque

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) In times of rising Islamophobia, President Obama made a plea for religious tolerance at the first visit to an American mosque of his presidency. A lot of Americans have… read more

Pope Francis praises China in latest effort to thaw chilly relations

By Rosie Scammell / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis’ impassioned praise of China this week is the strongest sign of the pontiff’s ambitious agenda to use his personal and political clout… read more

After the Paris Climate Conference

By Mike Poteet
‘Truly a Historic Moment’ On December 12, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (also called the 2015 Paris Climate Conference or COP21) concluded when… read more

God beyond gender

By Kira Schlesinger
While we know that our human capacity for language necessarily falls flat when describing and defining the divine, for most of Christian history that language has been almost… read more

Evangelicalism and universal salvation

By Clifton Stringer
Many Ministry Matters readers will remember when, in 2011, Rob Bell's book Love Wins raised the profile of the intra-Christian debate about universal salvation. This is a… read more

How not to covet

By Joseph Yoo
I try to not to covet, as it is the tenth commandment. But every time Apple releases a new product (or anyone rolls out anything new, really) my want somehow turns into need… read more

The power of giving

By Samantha Tidball
On Wednesday, January 14, 2016, millions of ticket holders held their breath as numbers were announced for the winner of the $1.6 billion jackpot. This was the highest drawing in… read more

AME Church founder honored with postage stamp

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) Richard Allen, the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will be honored with a U.S. postage stamp commemorating his leadership of the historically black… read more
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