Can you be a Christian without believing in Christ?

By Trevin Wax / Religion News Service
(RNS) The rise of the “nones” — Americans who no longer check a religious affiliation on demographic surveys — has stirred up interesting conversations… read more

What's your starting point for evangelism?

By Joseph Yoo
It bothers me when some of my fellow Christians begin a dialogue about God, faith and religion with nonbelievers by telling them how much of a sinner they are. "You're going to… read more

Local-option Methodism

By Steve Harper
Adam Hamilton has issued a new call for “a way forward” advocating a local-option plan that the General Conference would design, approve, implement, oversee and… read more

Prophets and performance artists

By Dave Barnhart
Marina Abramovic, a performance artist, sat quietly for eight hours a day for three months across from an empty chair. She did not speak or move from the spot. Visitors would sit… read more

Liturgy and the emerging church

By Trevor Warren
Today's church has lost something important, whether we recognize it or not. For centuries it has helped create disciples of Christ and has bound together Christian communities in … read more

For Mother’s Day, a place to mourn the babies who never came home

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (RNS) The night she miscarried in 1968, Dorothy Caruso remembers remaining calm, as if she was watching someone else losing a much-wanted pregnancy. The baby was… read more

Liberia's United Methodists keep ban on divorced clergy becoming bishops

By Fredrick Nzwili / Religion News Service
(RNS) In the United States, United Methodists are fighting about whether to allow clergy to marry gay couples. In Liberia, divorce is on the line. The United Methodist Church in… read more

They're not thugs...they're Jesus.

By Charles Rotramel
These young men in the streets… They’re thugs, people say. They’re senseless and scary, people say. They’re tearing everything down, people say. These… read more

How to teach confirmation class ecstatically (Part 1)

By Clifton Stringer
“All who want to save their lives will lose them. But all who lose their lives because of me will save them.” (Luke 9:24) In this verse Jesus teaches us the mystery of … read more

Racism through a child's eyes: My son's story

By Tamara Fyke
My eight-year-old boy smiled as we drove to school on the first day. “I’m so excited, Mama. I have butterflies and frogs in my tummy.” By the end of the first… read more

God's pursuit

By Samantha Tidball, LinC (Living in Christ)
Spring is in full bloom, which means it is prom time for high school students. The word prom, originating from promenade, is defined by Dictionary.com as a march of guests into a… read more

Let the unheard speak

By David Horton
“A black man can raise his voice and you don’t have to be intimidated.” These are the brave words from a young black man in Baltimore. On the evening of April… read more
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