Churches in small towns

By Alex Joyner
The singer at Saxis Saxis United Methodist Church is a small, unassuming church at the end of a long, lonely road. Before it arrives at the church, the road crosses through… read more

Justices won't step into Mississippi gay rights legal fight

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in a legal fight over a Mississippi law that lets government workers and private businesspeople cite their own… read more

Movies, culture and faith

By Alex Joyner
The endurance of film When the curtain goes up on the Golden Globe Awards, the glitz and glamour on display will be in stark contrast to the grim realities swirling in the… read more

Gone fishing?

By Lance Moore
Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20 One of my favorite movies is a slapstick comedy titled “Gone Fishin'” starring Danny Glover and Joe Pesci as two fools whose only passion … read more

The quiet, steadfast faith of 'The Crown'

By Kira Schlesinger
It’s hard to hang around the Episcopal Church for a while without becoming at least a nominal Anglophile. As a part of the Anglican Communion and a descendant of the Church… read more

The price of joy

By Tamara Fyke
In the final days of her pregnancy, young Mary endured a journey of almost one hundred miles from Nazareth to Bethlehem while riding on a donkey. Although my own children were… read more

God has a dream

By Michael Curry
In this sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, Episcopal Church (USA) Presiding Bishop Michael Curry touches on each of the lectionary texts, but finds his message in the words of … read more

Top 5 ministry lessons I will never stop learning

By Talbot Davis
The end of any year is typically a time to reflect on advances made and lessons learned in the previous 12 months. The end of 2017 is no exception. And on many occasions when we… read more

On election day, an Alabama church stands apart

By Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — Four older women — two in wheelchairs, one using a walker and the other a cane — wait on the sidewalk as the church van rolls to a… read more

Santa is NOT God: The spooky predator song

By Christy Thomas
I love the Christmas music. Last week, I attended a Christmas concert and found myself awed at the profound theology expressed in familiar carols. We see the glory of God, sense… read more

reClaimed: Longing for hope

By ReClaimed Podcast
Charles, Matt, and Gregg mark the beginning of the season of Advent with a discussion about the absence of God and how we wait for God to break in on our lives. Learn more about… read more

Called to love

By Jill M. Johnson
Loving humanity Several weeks ago, as I was preparing to go to bed, I saw a commercial for a refugee relief agency on television. All night long I dreamt about and prayed for the… read more
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