A pastor’s solitary march to end an injustice

By Shane Claiborne
(RNS) It’s 93 degrees in Texas and the Rev. Jeff Hood is walking 200 miles across the state. What would compel somebody to do that? He wants to end the death penalty… read more

Struggle and Triumph

By Melissa Spoelstra
When we look around at today’s world, hope usually isn’t the first word that comes to mind. In many ways we live in an unstable world where marriages fail, bank… read more

Philanthropy improves, but religious giving is down

By Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Americans are slowly pulling themselves out of a charitable slump — except when it comes to religious groups. That takeaway from the new Giving USA report… read more

God's Appointed Time

By Angela Roberts Jones
Have you ever experienced a shift in your life — a new season — a time for some things to end or a time for a new beginning? Or have you ever gone through so much that … read more

Marriage as spiritual practice

By Billy Doidge Kilgore
There is plenty of debate taking place around the topic of marriage but it is often limited in scope. The recent battles across our nation to legally define marriage in new ways… read more

So You Preached a Lousy Sermon

By Joseph Yoo
You're standing in the narthex waiting for the people to file out of the sanctuary to greet you. And you know that you just gave an awful sermon. It wasn't due to a lack of… read more

Who Wrote the Gospels?

By Ben Witherington III, Seedbed
Who wrote the Gospels? Higher criticism of the Bible challenges the traditional attributions of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. In this Seven Minute Seminary video from… read more

Interview with Brian McLaren

By Shane Raynor, Brian D. McLaren
Episode 3: Shane Raynor interviews Brian McLaren on the release of his new book We Make the Road by Walking. Topics include learning circles, small groups, Brian's view of… read more

Got Religion on Campus? Leave It Off Your Resume

By Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion News Service
(RNS) Recent college grads, take note: Mentioning a campus religion group on your resume — particularly a Muslim club — may lead to significantly fewer job… read more

Responding to Persistent Racism

By Peter Surran
Headline News Mention the name Donald Sterling to just about anyone who follows the news, and it’s likely he or she will express some variation of fatigue upon hearing it… read more

Does Responding to God's Grace Get Easier the More One Responds?

By Clifton Stringer
Does responding to God's grace get easier the more one responds? The poet Dante thought so, for one. We see this in the second installment of his Divine Comedy, The Purgatorio. In … read more

Washington-Area UCC Votes to Boycott Redskins Team

By Erik Brady / USA Today
(RNS) The United Church of Christ for the mid-Atlantic region passed a resolution Saturday (June 14) asking its 40,000 members not to buy game tickets or wear any souvenir gear of … read more
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