Terence Crutcher, police violence and racism in America

By Shane Raynor
On this episode of News and Religion, the panel and I discuss the recent deaths of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott at the hands of police officers. We also talk about… read more

An open letter to the 'Man'

By F. Willis Johnson
So the Lord sent Nathan to David. When Nathan arrived he said, “There were two men in the same city, one rich, one poor. The rich man had a lot of sheep and cattle, but the… read more

Choose life

By Rose Taylor
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In an article from The New York Times (April 22, 2016), Sabrina Tavernise reports that suicide is at its highest level in … read more

Christians and politics? It's complicated.

By James C. Howell
So, over the past seven weeks we’ve looked at how to keep your spiritual equilibrium during this political season. We’ve suggested that God is asking us to fix… read more

Millennials, megachurches and the ESV Bible

By Shane Raynor
The panel and I discuss a Washington Post report about some D.C. area churches that have supposedly discovered the secret to reaching millennials. Other topics include the… read more

I shine when you shine

By Kira Schlesinger
Like many girls, growing up I was socialized to view other women as my competition. I constantly compared my grades, my body, my clothes and my accolades with those of my friends… read more

Can a pastor be a friend?

By Todd Outcalt
In her memoir, Leaving Church, Barbara Brown Taylor speaks to the varied struggles of being a parish pastor. The demands are legion, with time and energy being two of the… read more

'Tis the season: Separation of church and state

By James C. Howell
With much wisdom and foresight, the founders of America built a “wall of separation” between Church and state. Thomas Jefferson was adamant that the state has no… read more

5 ways to help the church even when you struggle to support the pastor

By Ron Edmondson
On a regular basis, I receive an email from a staff member of a church with the same question. They are in an awkward position where they don’t respect the pastor, but love… read more

The moment when you realize you're Pharaoh

By Joseph Yoo
We had promised our son a new bike when we moved to Houston. While he was in Dallas staying with his cousins, I figured it would be a great surprise for him to come home and see… read more

Pope Francis gives confirmation sacrament to gravely ill teen

By Josephine McKenna / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has once again demonstrated his concern for the sick and disabled by giving a seriously ill Italian teenager the sacrament of confirmation at the… read more

'Tis the season: Whose side is God on?

By James C. Howell
In America, we have what appears to be an ever-widening divide between conservatives and liberals. Which side is God on? Or is there one God’s a little more fond of? Abraham … read more
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