Call for clergy to be sign of peace in Ferguson

By Heather Hahn / United Methodist News Service
(UMNS) A pastor is calling on his fellow United Methodist clergy to come to Ferguson, Missouri, as a sign of peace and hope in a beleaguered community that is again facing unrest, … read more

What's so Christian about Christianity?

By Zack Hunt
The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates is famous for saying, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Those words have become something of a Philosophy 101… read more

Pope declares Sept. 1 ‘World Day of Prayer’ for environment

By Rosie Scammell / Religion News Service
VATICAN (RNS) The Vatican on Monday (Aug. 10) announced a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the latest move by Pope Francis to push environmental issues up the global… read more

Is it pretty outside? Then you're less likely to go to church

By Sara Weissman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Can a beautiful landscape compete with religious worship? A Baylor University study, published in the journal Sociology of Religion, found that U.S. counties with nicer … read more

Dollars and sense: How to do ministry on five loaves and two fish

By Rosario Picardo
When I graduated from seminary, I dove into ministry believing I was fully prepared to turn the world upside down for the kingdom. But as I sat around a meeting table at my first… read more

Why your church needs planned giving

By Clayton Smith
Why does your church need a planned giving ministry? Simply put—for two reasons. First, to sustain your future ministry and mission; and second, to help a growing number of… read more

Complicating abortion

By Kira Schlesinger
Amidst the current debates and conflict around Planned Parenthood funding and what does or does not happen to fetal tissue, the takeaway from this particular culture war (a phrase … read more

For some churches, food trucks are a vehicle for serving the poor

By Sarah Angle / Religion News Service
FORT WORTH, Texas (RNS) Allen Lutes wipes his brow as he prepares another plate of food. The culinary school-trained chef is serving grilled chicken, fresh vegetables and rice… read more

Stupid giving: The offering as a complete sacrifice

By F. Willis Johnson
"Jesus sat across from the collection box for the temple treasury and observed how the crowd gave their money. Many rich people were throwing in lots of money. One poor widow came … read more

Get Your Money's Worth: Stories Drive Apportionments

By Katharine Yarnell
Nearly every pastor has experienced visceral despair when facing bad financial news at church. The sinking feeling returns when another easy-peasy-quick-and-sneezy stewardship… read more

Telling the Stories of Changed Lives

By Scott McKenzie
This article is an excerpt from Scott’s upcoming book Generosity Rising: Lead a Stewardship Revolution in Your Church (Abingdon Press, March 2016). I’ll always… read more

Review: Just Say Yes! Unleashing People for Ministry

By Patricia Farris
“Now there are a variety of gifts,” Paul wrote. Robert Schnase is earnest in desiring that all those gifts be given life and voice for the life, health, and mission of … read more
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