Gay debate challenges traditional definitions of ‘evangelical’

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) It used to be that defining an “evangelical” was pretty straightforward: some version of a “born-again” experience, a deep appreciation… read more

Moving from a small mentality to a big, growing mentality

By Chad Holtz
This is a follow-up to last week’s article, “Can we stop making excuses for small churches?” My intention for writing that was not to suggest that churches of… read more

Out of style: What churches can learn from Abercrombie & Fitch

By Shane Raynor
While the church continues its handwringing over the purported mass exodus of millennials, Abercrombie & Fitch is quickly becoming a retail Titanic because it can’t… read more

General Theological Seminary resolves faculty dispute, but future is unclear

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) The future of the Episcopal Church’s flagship General Theological Seminary remains unclear, even as trustees agreed this week to reinstate most of the faculty who were … read more

Can we stop making excuses for small churches?

By Chad Holtz
I’m tired of being lulled by the matrix that is religion into an acceptance of the status quo in the church, whatever the denomination. We are reminded again and again that… read more

Why Mark Driscoll’s fall and Mars Hill’s breakup issues a warning for megastar pastors

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) Can a megachurch survive the departure of its megastar pastor? For Seattle’s Mars Hill Church, it’s an open question. Mars Hill announced last week that it would … read more

Conservative Christians packed an electoral punch, but can they do it again in 2016?

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) Conservative Christians are taking credit for the Republican sweep of the U.S. Senate and GOP victories farther down the ticket in Tuesday’s midterm elections, and… read more

Why you should consider becoming an organ donor

By Jim Hawkins
A Personal Question Before you read more, I would like you to take out your driver’s license. Look at it. Are you an organ and tissue donor? If you are, there will be some… read more

What's in your jar?

By Ed Zinkiewicz
Turkey was a central theme in the last two blogs. I personally find the smell of turkey significant to unlocking memories of similar occasions stretching back through my childhood … read more

Family acceptance and LGBTQ kids

By Dave Barnhart
Religiously conservative families can be accepting of their LGBTQ kids. In fact, their faith can help them to raise resilient children. That’s one of the findings of Dr… read more

We don't need more Christians

By Courtney T Ball
We've come a long way. In his day, Jesus was mocked, beaten, and publicly executed for his ministry. He was called a blaspheming treasonous criminal. Today, an empire similar to… read more

Wesley's both/and Scripture way of salvation

By Clifton Stringer
While an undergraduate at UT Austin, I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. I asked Jesus to come into me as he came into Lazarus' tomb and bring to life the dead things … read more
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