Controversial megachurch Bishop Eddie Long dies at 63

By Tim Darnell / USA Today Network
LITHONIA, Ga. (USA Today) Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, died Sunday (Jan. 15). In a statement, the church confirmed Long's death from… read more

'Nones' and belief

By Jeanne Torrence Finley
None of the above Possibly the most conspicuous trend in American religion in recent years has been the increasing percentage of adults who are “nones,” people who… read more

What kids believe

By David Staal
Every Monday I meet with an amazing fourth-grader. This week we began work on a model car; to see the tiny parts required me to don my reading glasses. “I know these make me … read more

Thank you, Dr. King

By Tamara Fyke
When I was a high school student, a national holiday was established to honor Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. My principal, however, chose not to recognize the special… read more

A Christian at the Jewish Community Center

By Kira Schlesinger
Several years ago, my husband and I joined our local Jewish Community Center, primarily for access to the fitness equipment and pool. Just like non-Christians frequently join the… read more

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
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