The Body of Christ

By John Mathis
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a It has always amazed me how many different types of people make up the body of Christ. We gather together each week in our individual congregations to… read more

Same God?

By Dave Barnhart
When people make claims that Christians and Muslims, or Christians and Jews, or Christians and Zoroastrians, Samaritans, Mormons or Hindus do or do not worship “the same… read more

Dealing with a polarized culture

By David Dorn
How do you deal with a culture that begs you to choose a side? David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary Pastor for Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler, Texas. He is also the … read more

December sadness and the timing of Christmas

By Christy Thomas
This time of year has always been tough for me, and Christmas is anything but a favorite holiday. In my growing-up years, it was a time of growing tension yearly between my mom… read more

Where the 4 Gospels begin … and how they end

By Talbot Davis
As we dive headlong into the Christmas season and its nativity stories, I have found myself in a couple of different settings explaining how each Gospel begins. Because I believe… read more

I am sending you

By Mike Slaughter
All who are thirsty should come to me! All who believe in me should drink! As the scriptures said concerning me, “Rivers of living water will flow out from within… read more

Wheaton College must decide hijab-wearing prof’s future — and its own

By Jonathan Merritt / Religion News Service
(RNS) In a moment when relations between Christians and Muslims are so strained, claiming that adherents of the two religions worship the same God can be controversial. But when… read more

Fighting the bigotry virus

By David Person
Last Friday I watched a young, dark-skinned man with Arabic features and long, swept-back hair drop to his knees and bow as Muslims do when praying. I was sitting at Gate 10 of… read more

American mosques trying to protect bodies and spirits from hate

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) Following a surge of attacks on mosques and Muslims — a backlash against recent extremist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino — Islamic leaders have been… read more

Good questions, for the love of God: Interview with Justus Hunter

By Clifton Stringer
Dr. Justus H. Hunter and I recently spoke about topics including faith, his theological research on the divine motive for the Incarnation, the art of teaching theology, and the… read more

Stones crying out: Listening to former atheists

By Drew McIntyre
He answered, “I tell you, if they were silent, the stones would shout.”  — Luke 19:40 (CEB) In today’s rapidly changing religious landscape, we often… read more

Paris redux: Let heaven and nature sing

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Good news is emerging from Paris, even as the City of Light continues to clear away wreckage from recent deadly terror attacks. In a Parisian suburb, top leaders from around the… read more
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