Rethinking online Communion

By Chad Holtz
When I first heard about a church offering online Communion, perhaps a year ago, I thought How ridiculous! How we have lost our way! I was concerned that this would only enable… read more

Feeding people who are homeless

By Mike Poteet
“If the homeless want to eat . . .” “Busted for feeding the homeless in public!” So crowed late-night comedian Stephen Colbert, in character as the… read more

After Ferguson and Eric Garner decisions, white Christians say it’s time to stand with blacks

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) “African-American brothers and sisters, especially brothers, in this country are more likely to be arrested, more likely to be executed, more likely to be… read more

1 in 3 Americans want a divorce between clergy and civil marriages

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Should clergy divorce themselves from civil marriage? Such a church-state split — already endorsed by some Catholic and evangelical leaders — is showing… read more

The brightest future of all

By LinC (Living in Christ), Mike Poteet
Disney’s latest animated hit, “Big Hero 6,” tells the story of fourteen-year-old robotics genius Hiro Hamada. Hiro builds “bots” used for illegal… read more

What ever happened to Rob Bell, the pastor who questioned the gates of hell?

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) Rob Bell was once the evangelical It Boy, the hipster pastor with the thick-rimmed glasses and the skinny jeans whose best-selling theology was captured in books with names… read more

This Advent, will faith stay safe or stand tall?

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) Early on the first Sunday of Advent, I logged in to Pandora and heard the familiar chant “Adoro Te Devote.” As a child, I knew Thomas Aquinas’ beloved text … read more

Obama immigration action may split evangelical coalition

By Alan Gomez / USA Today
MIAMI (RNS) In announcing his decision to protect nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, President Obama turned to Scripture, calling on Americans to protect… read more

10 things you *SHOULD* say to a grieving person

By Tom Fuerst
My post a few days ago, “10 things you should never say to a grieving person,” sparked a lot of discussion, both affirming and challenging to my ten points. Most… read more

Why I require our staff to work on Christmas Eve

By Ron Edmondson
I’m not a huge rule maker. I like to operate in freedom and so I try to leader others that way. I’m strict about very few things. (Can I be completely honest? —… read more

A stress-free Christmas: 5 ways to keep Santa in the season

By Christy Thomas
Happy holiday time has arrived. Way too many folks suffer unnecessary stress during this time, mainly because of a lack of focus on the really important center, which is, of… read more

Are #Christian hashtags rallying the faithful or just luring trolls?

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Standing on the sidewalk outside an imposing downtown church, Michael Corral carried a portable loudspeaker and a handmade wooden cross with an old-fashioned… read more
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