You're not defined by what you do

By Joseph Yoo
I once served at a church where many transitions were required. Lots of the administration aspects of the church had to be strengthened and brought up to the modern way of keeping … read more

Why the church is called to support paid family leave

By Billy Doidge Kilgore
Responding to my request for paternity leave, the church leadership slid a thin piece of paper across the table, full of language resembling a legal contract. Shaking my head… read more

How our small church made big changes (and survived)

By Mark Bray
Summer Grove United Methodist Church in Shreveport, La. faces the challenges of many United Methodist churches in the United States — aging membership, changing racial… read more

Interview: Mike Slaughter — Renegade Gospel

By Shane Raynor, Mike Slaughter
Shane Raynor interviews Mike Slaughter, lead pastor of Ginghamsburg Church and author of “Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus.” (Questions and times below) Questions:… read more

How big is your Jesus?

By William O. “Bud” Reeves
Recently my seminary alma mater, Duke University, generated controversy by announcing that they would let their Muslim student organization use the Duke Chapel tower to call… read more

American justice and locked-up nuns

By Mark Lockard
At 85-years-old, Sister Megan Rice is still living out a life of ministry and social justice, but she’s doing it from a surprising place: behind bars. In the summer of 2012, … read more

Obama condemns ‘distorted’ faith at National Prayer Breakfast

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama on Thursday (Feb. 5) called for an emphasis on what is just about the world’s religions as a way to counter the ways faith has been… read more

Breakaway South Carolina Episcopalians win major court case

By Kevin Eckstrom / Religion News Service
(RNS) The Episcopal Church USA lost a major court battle on Tuesday (Feb. 3) when a South Carolina judge ruled that the Diocese of South Carolina legally seceded from the… read more

Religious college presidents agree on ‘calling’ and common threats to their schools

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Should religious colleges be bound by the same union and labor rules as secular universities? Or be rated by the same criteria? Those questions and more will be… read more

Amicable separation?

By Steve Harper
As many of you already know, I am against schism in the church, even though it is talked about a lot these days in the larger Body of Christ, as well as within my denomination… read more

Jayne Ozanne, Church of England evangelical activist, comes out as a lesbian

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) One of the Church of England’s leading evangelical campaigners announced Tuesday (Feb. 3) that she is a lesbian and said she decided to be open… read more

Grace and 'Groundhog Day'

By Mark Lockard
Every year, without fail, I watch “Groundhog Day” — the perfect, masterful Bill Murray flick — on Groundhog Day. Yesterday, I didn’t. I … read more
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