Mental illness is a church issue

By Jordan McKenzie
“The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state." These words were once uttered by Civil Rights… read more

Stop saying 'broken home'

By Lisa Sugg
As a Christian for 48 years and a church member/attender for my whole life, I have one humble request to make. I would like for all Christians and church members/attenders… read more

Youth ministers are advocates for all young people in their communities

By Alaina Kleinbeck
Youth speak the thoughts and questions adults will only whisper:“Christian worship is where people go to show off their fake smiles.” “Why did that pastor talk… read more

Make it a good day

By Tamara Fyke
Do you ever feel small in this big world? Maybe you feel a bit overwhelmed, a bit lost, even a bit angry. Angry because you think nobody really listens to you or understands how… read more

Inauguration speaker Franklin Graham: God allowed Donald Trump to win

By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
(RNS) The Rev. Franklin Graham isn’t sure which Scripture he’ll read at the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. The evangelist and head of both the… read more

A lovely walk

By Raquel Mull
Micah 6:1-8 I am in a covenant relationship. My husband and I have been married for sixteen years. I will grant you that many others have been married for longer than that, but… read more

Love In A Big World: New Year

By Tamara Fyke
In just a few days we’ll be reminiscing with the “Best of 2016” shows and watching the ball drop at Time Square. It’s another New Year’s Eve. This is … read more

The most wonderful time?

By Tamara Fyke
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” Each time I’ve heard that Christmas song this season, I’ve wondered, “Is it… read more

Steps in the right direction

By Brett Younger
Matthew 4:12-23 The crucial moments in which we choose directions for our lives aren’t usually marked with caution signs, bright red flags, or even the feeling that we are… read more

A frugal pope buys his own shoes

By Josephine McKenna / Religion News Service
ROME (RNS) As cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires, he took the subway. Then as pope, he went out to buy his own eyeglasses. And now he picked up a pair of shoes. Pope Francis… read more

Thoughtful Pastor: Can I give silently or must I mention my faith?

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: In this season of giving, which is really an all year affair, it is OK to love and help people, even to save their physical lives, without urging them to… read more

Trump continues inaugural prayer service tradition

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) President-elect Donald Trump plans to attend an inaugural prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral, following the tradition of many past presidents… read more
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