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

Brace yourself for Ashley Madison's impact on church kids

By Chelsen Vicari
The recent Ashley Madison hack leaves us watching marriages within the church crumble before our eyes. But the betrayal of an affair doesn’t just affect husband and wife… read more

7 natural barriers to sustained church growth

By Ron Edmondson
In church planting, we defied the rules of growth for several years. There are “rules,” which when they happen will naturally stall growth. We were convinced they… read more

Making guns our God

By Mark Lockard
It’s difficult to write critically about guns in America. Not because there aren’t clear or definitive statements to make, but because you know exactly what kind of… read more

An unpopular idea about ISIS

By David Dorn
I've got an unpopular idea about the terrorist group in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) based on the story of Jonah and the fish.  Related link: Help Children in Iraq David… read more

Vatican backs plan to name Rome square for Martin Luther

By Rosie Scammell / Religion News Service
ROME (RNS) The Vatican has given its backing to a central Rome square being named after Martin Luther, a church reformer excommunicated by the pope nearly 500 years ago. A German… read more

For hungry kids, school days mean meals again

By Mary Catherine Hinds / Religion News Service
(RNS) Facebook is full of “first day of school” pictures and updates about how happy everyone is to be finally sending the kids back. My fellow working parents and I… read more

When love isn't the answer

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
I have just returned from a national church conference that brought together church leaders and thought leaders to talk about leadership best practices. For my part, I asked… read more
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