In the fight to preserve health care, we have to lay our bodies on the line

By Jennifer Butler / Religion News Service
(RNS) —When Capitol police drew my hands behind my back and took me into custody for protesting Sen. Mitch McConnell’s now-failed health care bill on Capitol grounds… read more

Eugene Peterson reminds us: The Christian LGBT debate is far from over

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) — The evangelical world shook this week when the Rev. Eugene Peterson, a noted Christian pastor and writer, publicly supported same-sex marriage. In an interview with… read more

When the evangelical establishment comes after you

By David Gushee / Religion News Service
(RNS) — Eugene Peterson discovered painfully that the evangelical establishment will immediately seek to destroy anyone who breaks with their understanding of orthodoxy on… read more

Evangelical supporters meet with, pray for Trump

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) — President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with evangelical supporters this week as news was breaking about the president’s son’s… read more

Reformed churches endorse Catholic-Lutheran accord on key Reformation dispute

By Tom Heneghan / Religion News Service
(RNS) Amid ceremonies this year marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, one of Protestantism’s leading branches has officially said it now agrees with the Vatican… read more

Can Facebook replace church?

By Andrea Syverson / Religion News Service
(RNS) During a rally for Facebook users last month, Mark Zuckerberg laid out his dreams for the future of his social media behemoth. As the website reaches two billion users… read more

Sermon Starter: Acceptable Sacrifice

By Lori Broschat
Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 128; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 Romans 12 is perhaps one of the most difficult passages on which to preach because it deals with two very touchy… read more

The heart of the matter

By David C. Hockett
Matthew 16:13-20 “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). Jesus puts the question directly to his disciples. After asking what the crowds say about him—the… read more

Pro-life or pro-shame?

By Kira Schlesinger
Late last month, a story broke in the national news media about a young woman in western Maryland who was banned by her small Christian school from walking at her graduation. Her… read more

Sacrificial love

By Samantha Tidball
On June 2 the movie Wonder Woman hit the big screens and according to many critics and reviews, the film has been a “super” success. The film has set records for the… read more

Back to the basics: Love, sin, salvation and the #NextMethodism

By David F. Watson
A few good posts have popped up about the “Next Methodism” and what that might look like. Kevin Watson, Scott Fritzsche and Stephen Fife have taken up this topic, … read more

Sighs for help

By Wendy Joyner
Romans 8:26-39 It was early on a Thursday morning, long before daybreak, that I found myself driving north on I-75. My mother had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, and I was… read more
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