This Lent, don't give up your neighborhood

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
I don’t care if your congregation is in an industrial section, a racially mixed or changing neighborhood, on the edge of town or in a suburban enclave. This Lent… read more

Holy Contradictions

By Kimberly Dunnam Reisman
Faultlines is a collection of resources intended to inform conversations around human sexuality within the United Methodist Church as the denomination prepares for the 2019… read more

Black churches host screenings of 'Black Panther'

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
Spoiler alert: This story includes details about the “Black Panther” plot that some may prefer not to know before they see it. (RNS) — Xavier Cooper went… read more

The Urban Evangelist: Billy Graham’s Conversion Plan

By Bill J. Leonard
The following article is an excerpt from Bill J. Leonard's book, A Sense of the Heart: Christian Religious Experience in the United States (Abingdon Press, 2014). Urban… read more

Billy Graham, lying in honor and civil religion

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) — On Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 28 and March 1), the Rev. Billy Graham, who died last week, will “lie in honor” in the nation’s Capitol, the first… read more

5 things your church shouldn’t give up for Lent

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
During this season of Lent, people of faith are considering what to give up. In years past, I have given up despair, hopelessness and the occasional chocolate donut. I have even… read more

Billy Graham set a record on Gallup’s 'Most Admired Man' list

By Yogita Patel / Religion News Service
(RNS) — Evangelist Billy Graham has been ranked among the top 10 in the Gallup Poll’s “Most Admired Man” list more times — 61 — than any other… read more

All your faves are problematic

By Kira Schlesinger
As others might bemoan having to always be “politically correct” in our current culture of sensitivity to issues of oppression, I generally think it is a good thing. I … read more

Billy Graham, America’s pre-eminent evangelist, dies at 99

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service, Alicia C. Shepard
(RNS) — Billy Graham, a religious phenomenon who became a household name and preached to multitudes of people across the globe, died Wednesday (Feb. 21) after more than a… read more

A time for shouting

By James A. Harnish
“To dust you will return” But not now! Not like this! I’m wrestling with the juxtaposition of Ash Wednesday with the Parkland school shooting, but this much is… read more

Religious satire

By Jeanne Torrence Finley
Biblical satire In God Mocks: A History of Religious Satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Stephen Colbert, Terry Lindvall, who serves as the C. S. Lewis Chair of Communication and… read more

Welcoming people with disabilities

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
Increasing accessibility Data from the most recent census finds that one in five people living in the United States has some form of physical, mental, or emotional disability… read more
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