Sackcloth and Ashes: Some thoughts on homelessness

By Logan Robertson
I went to a meeting today where roughly $22 million of HUD money was up for grabs. The applications for the $22 million are based on good, data-driven, research-backed approaches… read more

On the anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

By Mark Lockard
Fifty-four years ago today, four black girls were killed when Ku Klux Klansmen bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Say their names with me: Addie Mae… read more

Who cares for the pastor’s spouse?

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) — A pastor’s spouse once told me a touching true story. Inscribed on the gold band she gave her husband on their wedding day are the famous lines from the Book… read more

What does the “Nashville Statement” mean for mainline Christians?

By Kira Schlesinger
At the end of August, as Hurricane Harvey was flooding southeast Texas, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood launched a slick, well-designed website containing their… read more

Responding to the opioid crisis

By Jill M. Johnson
Opioids: A national emergency Before last year’s presidential election, the Pew Research Center surveyed potential voters on a variety of social issues. Unsurprisingly… read more

Plagiarism, privilege, and the state of Christian publishing

By Emily C. Heath
For the past several weeks I’ve been reading about the Rev. Bill Shillady and his book, Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Clinton. During… read more

There's nothing like volunteering

By David Staal
I volunteered to work at a basketball camp. Held in Gary, Indiana, just over a hundred four-year olds to fourteen-year olds enjoyed three days of skill building, scrimmages, and… read more

It rained and it rained and it rained

By Gregg Taylor
"It rained and it rained and it rained. Piglet told himself that never in all his life, and he was goodness knows how old—three, was it, or four?—never had he seen so… read more

Dying to live — Losing in order to win

By Guy Ames
Philippians 3:4b-14 Mildred always dressed like a rainbow. Not a particularly attractive woman, she wore designer clothes, pounds of makeup, and offered her faith to everyone she… read more

Does “pro-life” include mothers?

By Kira Schlesinger
You know what is easy to care about, easy to love? Babies. It is almost impossible not to swoon over their chubby legs and tiny, grasping hands. There is nothing quite like that… read more

Hurricane Harvey

By Justin Coleman
A home has its stories. Happy memories are made in homes. Dreams come true in homes. Friendships are forged around tables in homes. A home is an amazing place until you are forced … read more

The secret faith of apostles

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
“Do you think I’m an apostle?” It was an unusual come-on line from a would-be suitor. As a single female pastor, though, I got used to fielding all kinds of… read more
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