How to dream like Jesus

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the dreams of Jesus. Not his nighttime dreams. But the dream that drove him day by day. It was never far from his awareness. He talked… read more

Doritos Tacos and the church

By Joseph Yoo
I can’t verify how true it is, but I received this information recently in my Twitter feed from the account Google Facts:  Doritos tacos have pulled Taco Bell out of a … read more

The proof is in the kugel: On proving God

By Clifton Stringer
Does a delicious serving of kugel prove the existence of God? I like proofs for the existence of God. I want Christians and others to understand that Christians are not people who … read more

7 of the most dangerous church cultures I've observed

By Ron Edmondson
I was talking with a couple of pastors recently about leading in church revitalization and growth. Both of these pastors are seasoned church leaders who have far more experience… read more

Hospitality can be dangerous and even deadly

By Allan R. Bevere
The shooting that occurred Wednesday night at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina has focused our attention, once again, on several issues —… read more

The church and homosexuality: Finding a way forward

By Jason Byassee
The months leading up to General Conference are sure to see a raft of proposals on homosexuality in the United Methodist Church. Being a centrist denomination by inclination many… read more

Americans’ confidence in religion hits a new low

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Americans have less confidence in organized religion today than ever measured before — a sign that the church could be “losing its footing as a pillar of moral… read more

Heaven in 5 easy clicks

By Laurie Haller
God so loved the world. Click. That He gave His only Son. Click. That whoever believes in him. Click. Shall not perish. Click. But have everlasting life. Click. What do I have to… read more

What to make of Southern Baptists’ declining numbers

By Trevin Wax / Religion News Service
(RNS) The largest Protestant denomination in the United States is meeting this week, but it’s not as large as it was last year, or the year before. Southern Baptists now… read more

Who would Jesus publicly shame?

By Kira Schlesinger
A few weeks ago, a member of a large, triathlon-centered Facebook group of which I am a part posted a screenshot of a stranger’s Facebook post. She had taken a picture of a… read more

Children need heterosexual parents, says pope after gay pride march

By Rosie Scammell / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Sunday (June 14) stressed the importance of children having heterosexual parents, just a day after Rome’s gay pride march demonstrated the … read more

15 things Alcoholics Anonymous can teach the church

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Alcoholics Anonymous has forever changed the church. And it has done it right under our noses. Or better put, in our church basements, classrooms and meeting rooms. AA introduced… read more
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