Keep faith-based hiring discrimination, religious leaders tell Obama

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) Seventy supporters of religion-based hiring discrimination urged President Obama Thursday (Sept. 10) to continue to permit government-funded faith groups to employ people… read more

7 things we've learned about reaching millennials

By Ron Edmondson
The statistics are staggering. The older a child gets today, the greater his or her chances are of disappearing from the church. The church must intentionally plan to reverse this … read more

Remembering well: 9/11 reflections from a captain turned priest

By Christian Hawley
We are never safe. As a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, I was assigned the task of performing my base’s vulnerability assessment in August of 2001. It was… read more

Europe’s refugee crisis stirs consciences, but responses vary

By Tom Heneghan / Religion News Service
PARIS (RNS) Europe’s refugee crisis has inspired faith communities across the continent to open their doors to the newcomers and advocate for more state and private help… read more

The sin of smugness

By Kira Schlesinger
Last week, as news broke about Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple due to her religious convictions, I began to pay… read more

The glorious trouble with young clergy

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Once upon a time, I was a young clergy person. I was full of passion and verve, hope and vision. My call was fresh. My courage was strong. The first church I served, an… read more

A school of love: Marriage and the Holy Spirit

By Cameron Merrill
As far as I can tell, in all of the many conversations continuing to break around the issues of marriage and sexuality, so little is ever said about the Spirit. That claim might… read more

There's a modern-day bullhorn in town

By Ron Edmondson
I remember the first time I saw someone standing on a sidewalk with a bullhorn in their hands, shouting to the crowds, “Repent or Perish.” They meant well. They had a… read more

‘War Room’ trounces ‘Compton’ for No. 1 at box office

By Patrick Ryan / USA Today
With “War Room” at No. 1, the summer box office is ending on a blessed note. The Christian drama topped the four-day Labor Day weekend with $12.6 million in just over… read more

With Kentucky clerk in jail, gay couple receives marriage license

By USA Today Network
MOREHEAD, Ky. — As a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples sits in jail, a gay couple received a license from a deputy Rowan County… read more

The pope 'minds his own business'

By Michael Jinkins
The political commentator's argument was unequivocal. He said that the pope should restrict himself to spiritual and religious matters and stay out of politics. According to him… read more

Having the Ashley Madison 'Talk'

By David Person
Now that millions of members of the cheating website Ashley Madison have been outed by hackers, it’s time for pastors to start giving their members — especially the… read more
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