Helpful hosts don't assume

By Joseph Yoo
"Just take APS and you can't miss us! We're on APS," said the person on the phone. "APS? What is that?" I asked. "Oh, uhm, it's the street that we're on." "The street's name? How… read more

‘Dig’ TV series starts adding up: Watch the numbers

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
RNS) “Dig,” the new action-thriller series from the USA Network, is starting to add up — at least in terms of its religious content. The third episode, broadcast … read more

Americans don’t cite ‘God, family, country’ quite like the cliche goes

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) “God, family and country” might make for a good country music tune, but that’s not really how most Americans see the strongest influences on… read more

Embracing multiracial America

By Scott J. Jones
This article is part of Ministry Matters' ongoing collection of responses to President Obama's Selma speech. Follow the project as it grows and join the discussion… read more

No sprinklers required: How my church kept homeless people off church steps

By Linda Kaufman / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco is getting bad press this week over a sprinkler system it installed to keep homeless people from sleeping on church… read more

Remember Lyle E. Schaller: The interventionist

By Paul Franklyn
Lyle Schaller, widely considered by pastors to be the most important and influential observer of church culture during the twentieth century in the United States, died March 18… read more

Presbyterian Church (USA) approves marriage amendment

By Melody K. Smith / Presbyterian News Service
(PNS) While the Office of the General Assembly is still awaiting official tallies, it appears that a majority of the 171 presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have… read more

Prominent San Francisco evangelical church drops celibacy requirement for LGBT members

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) A prominent evangelical Christian church in San Francisco has announced it will no longer ask members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to remain celibate… read more

Evangelicals and scientists are closer than many realize

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) The sociologist who busted myths last year with her study finding that the majority of scientists are religious, not God-denying atheists, is at it again. Elaine… read more

Do you understand what you're signing up for?

By Mike Slaughter
The Lenten season marks a time for soul assessment and realigning with the priorities of God. Just as the Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness for 40 days to confront temptation… read more

10 reasons to consider church revitalization — even over church planting

By Ron Edmondson
I meet with young church planters frequently. I hope that continues. We had great experiences in two successful church plants and it’s certainly in my heart. Currently we… read more

Church threatened with fines for taking in homeless

By Sam Hodges / United Methodist News Service
(UMNS) The Rev. Courtney McHill couldn’t be prouder of her flock at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries for welcoming homeless people to camp there. “I’ve never… read more
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