The heart path

By Tamara Fyke
“Their skin may be different from yours …But inside, their hearts are just like yours…” — from Whoever You Are by Mem Fox I grew up in the suburbs… read more

What to do if your church is a hub for Pokémon Go

By Cokesbury Commons
Are a bunch of strangers suddenly wandering around your church parking lot and staring at their phones? Congratulations! Your church is probably one of the many PokéStops… read more

The immediately slow work of repentance

By Greg Moore, Cameron Merrill
The liturgical service "A Prayer Vigil for Justice & Peace" is available at the bottom of this article as a downloadable PDF.  “Every one, though born of God in an … read more

Social media, virtual presence and racial justice

By Deanna A. Thompson
Just a few days ago — and just a few miles from my house — Diamond Reynolds streamed the aftermath of the fatal shooting of her boyfriend, Philando Castile. They were… read more

Preacher, talk me into it

By Stan Purdum
Marketers have found my number — my cell phone number, that is. “Rachel from cardholder services” and several other sellers and possible scammers call to tell me … read more

What to say, what to do

By F. Willis Johnson
I am a pastor, in New York City with my wife, on a few days of summer leave. Over a 24-hour period my phone, social media channels and email blew up. Your attention was arrested… read more

How 'A Prairie Home Companion' made American religion real

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) Religion experts perennially complain that mass entertainment culture is ignorant about religion and portrays it badly. But there's one show they overlook. For 42 years… read more

4 ways to overcome boredom in the parish

By Todd Outcalt
After the collapse of the U.S. housing market in 2008, Americans learned a new vocabulary to describe “unemployment”. Economists and television commentators began… read more

What's wrong with men?

By David Person
Men have lost their minds. At least that’s how it seems to me as a life-long male who legally became a man nearly 32 years ago. Men are doing things to women these days that … read more

Polite persecution, culture wars and missing millennials

By Shane Raynor
On this episode of the News and Religion podcast, the group and I discuss anti-Christian sentiment in the United States, religious persecution, culture wars and why the church… read more

A Three-Dimensional Model for the Human Condition

By O. Wesley Allen Jr.
A three-dimensional schema can help preachers build a cumulative approach to preaching on the human condition with the depth required by both the gospel and the needs of our… read more

Life Enfleshed: Preaching the Bible with Relevance to Women

By Amy P. McCullough
Scripture draws on several recurring themes to bring the story of God’s redemption to life: chaos brought into created order, promises given and fulfilled, fear transformed… read more
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