What ever happened to Rob Bell, the pastor who questioned the gates of hell?

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) Rob Bell was once the evangelical It Boy, the hipster pastor with the thick-rimmed glasses and the skinny jeans whose best-selling theology was captured in books with names… read more

This Advent, will faith stay safe or stand tall?

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) Early on the first Sunday of Advent, I logged in to Pandora and heard the familiar chant “Adoro Te Devote.” As a child, I knew Thomas Aquinas’ beloved text … read more

Obama immigration action may split evangelical coalition

By Alan Gomez / USA Today
MIAMI (RNS) In announcing his decision to protect nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, President Obama turned to Scripture, calling on Americans to protect… read more

10 things you *SHOULD* say to a grieving person

By Tom Fuerst
My post a few days ago, “10 things you should never say to a grieving person,” sparked a lot of discussion, both affirming and challenging to my ten points. Most… read more

Why I require our staff to work on Christmas Eve

By Ron Edmondson
I’m not a huge rule maker. I like to operate in freedom and so I try to leader others that way. I’m strict about very few things. (Can I be completely honest? —… read more

A stress-free Christmas: 5 ways to keep Santa in the season

By Christy Thomas
Happy holiday time has arrived. Way too many folks suffer unnecessary stress during this time, mainly because of a lack of focus on the really important center, which is, of… read more

Are #Christian hashtags rallying the faithful or just luring trolls?

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Standing on the sidewalk outside an imposing downtown church, Michael Corral carried a portable loudspeaker and a handmade wooden cross with an old-fashioned… read more

Sorry, Mr. President. You’re wrong on Exodus and immigration

By Mark T. Coppenger / Religion News Service
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) President Obama is drawing on Exodus 23:9 to make his case for shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation: “You shall not oppress a … read more

Coffeehouse sanctuary

By Matt Rawle
“This is the story of David vs. Goliath,” a business owner told the reporter. The British Broadcasting Corporation recently ran a story about the potential closing of… read more

Ferguson pastors urge peace after grand jury doesn’t indict

By Lilly Fowler / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ST. LOUIS (RNS) Like so many others Monday (Nov. 24) night, the congregants at West Side Missionary Baptist Church were glued to televisions as a grand jury decision in the… read more

This program will save your church!

By Courtney T Ball
The pitch Friends, let me tell you from experience. If you faithfully implement this proven program in your church, you are guaranteed to see results. Follow the authors'… read more

Can Jews and Muslims get along? 60 imams and rabbis meet in Washington to try

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) Frustrated by dangerously high tensions between Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land, 60 imams and rabbis gathered Sunday (Nov. 23) to hatch concrete plans to bridge the gulf… read more
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