Supreme Court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage

By Richard Wolf / USA Today
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history… read more

Truth won’t let hate win

By David Person
With a calm, clear voice, Alana Simmons made a simple declaration two days after her grandfather Daniel Simmons and eight other souls were slaughtered in the Emmanuel A.M.E… read more

Can the Church reckon with racism?

By Mark Lockard
This fall, the character of Miles Morales, teen son of an African American father and Puerto Rican mother, will become Spider-Man in Marvel’s main comic book universe… read more

How to dream like Jesus

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the dreams of Jesus. Not his nighttime dreams. But the dream that drove him day by day. It was never far from his awareness. He talked… read more

Doritos Tacos and the church

By Joseph Yoo
I can’t verify how true it is, but I received this information recently in my Twitter feed from the account Google Facts:  Doritos tacos have pulled Taco Bell out of a … read more

The proof is in the kugel: On proving God

By Clifton Stringer
Does a delicious serving of kugel prove the existence of God? I like proofs for the existence of God. I want Christians and others to understand that Christians are not people who … read more

7 of the most dangerous church cultures I've observed

By Ron Edmondson
I was talking with a couple of pastors recently about leading in church revitalization and growth. Both of these pastors are seasoned church leaders who have far more experience… read more

Hospitality can be dangerous and even deadly

By Allan R. Bevere
The shooting that occurred Wednesday night at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina has focused our attention, once again, on several issues —… read more

The church and homosexuality: Finding a way forward

By Jason Byassee
The months leading up to General Conference are sure to see a raft of proposals on homosexuality in the United Methodist Church. Being a centrist denomination by inclination many… read more

Americans’ confidence in religion hits a new low

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Americans have less confidence in organized religion today than ever measured before — a sign that the church could be “losing its footing as a pillar of moral… read more

Heaven in 5 easy clicks

By Laurie Haller
God so loved the world. Click. That He gave His only Son. Click. That whoever believes in him. Click. Shall not perish. Click. But have everlasting life. Click. What do I have to… read more

What to make of Southern Baptists’ declining numbers

By Trevin Wax / Religion News Service
(RNS) The largest Protestant denomination in the United States is meeting this week, but it’s not as large as it was last year, or the year before. Southern Baptists now… read more
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