Criminal justice or Christian justice?

By Kira Schlesinger
On the heels of the non-indictment in the killing of Tamir Rice and with the buzz over the Netflix documentary series, "Making a Murderer," the words “truth” and… read more

Drama kings

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
I’ve been to a lot of church meetings where the drama has been over the top. Tempers rise unchecked. People stomp out of rooms. Or tensions simmer just beneath the surface… read more

Pope Francis renews call to welcome refugees while ensuring security

By Rosie Scammell / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has called on European leaders not to turn their back on refugees and migrants despite the cultural and security challenges associated with the… read more

Archbishop Justin Welby: 'Reconciliation doesn’t always mean agreement'

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Various factions within the Anglican Communion are jockeying for position as bishops of the world’s third-largest Christian tradition gather in… read more

Blessed are the pure in doctrine?

By Zack Hunt
When’s the last time you read the Sermon on the Mount? I’m sure you’ve heard snippets of it preached here and there recently, but if it’s been a while… read more

Thoughtful Pastor: Hate the sin of homosexuality or assume truth?

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: How can conservative Christians who believe that homosexuality is a sin support and show respect to their gay family members, co-workers and friends… read more

Some Arizona churches to defy migrants’ deportation, offer them sanctuary

By USA Today Network
PHOENIX — Several Arizona churches are preparing to offer refuge to Central American migrants after the Department of Homeland Security launched an effort over the weekend… read more

New creation agriculture: An interview with Dr. Presian Burroughs

By Clifton Stringer
Recently I was able to visit with Dr. Presian R. Burroughs about matters ranging from faith and biblical scholarship to the ecological crisis. Below, she shares a bold vision for… read more

Kansas pastor comes out during sermon

By Heather Hahn / United Methodist News Service
A United Methodist pastor came out to her Kansas congregation during a Jan. 3 sermon in this year’s first public action aimed at influencing the 2016 General Conference… read more

Kenya's Garissa University reopens nine months after massacre

By Fredrick Nzwili / Religion News Service
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Faculty and administrators at Garissa University College returned to work Monday (Jan. 4), nine months after a bloody massacre of mainly Christian students by … read more

Now that Anne Frank’s diary belongs to the world, what will we make of her?

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Will we come to see Anne Frank differently now that her iconic diary is in the public domain? Already scholars in Europe are posting it for academics — and maybe new… read more

Are local pastors the future of the United Methodist Church?

By Ed Trimmer
One of the more interesting trends in The United Methodist Church is the explosion of local pastors. Since 1985 the number of local pastors has almost doubled from 3,804 to 7,464… read more
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