No Christ — no church

By LinC (Living in Christ), Rose Taylor
Recently HBO presented a documentary on the Church of Scientology titled "Going Clear." The documentary is based on a book by the same name that explores the beliefs and tenets of … read more

A cure for mile-wide and inch-deep religion

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
CORVALLIS, Ore. (RNS) I am in this lovely college town to help a congregation discern its path forward. It faces challenges that many church leaders will recognize: leadership… read more

Bring change

By Myca Alford
Show your support online   Hold a Community Event Engage your congregation Donate Now Do you want to be a part of something amazing? A truly world-changing moment in… read more

Sexual assault on campus

By Jeanne Torrence Finley
The extent of the problem In the last several years, sexual assault on campus has been the focus of increasing media attention, which in turn has raised public awareness about… read more

5 arguments to watch as the Supreme Court considers gay marriage

By Richard Wolf / USA Today
WASHINGTON — State bans on same-sex marriage have been justified based on judicial precedent, states’ rights, regulating procreation, optimal child-rearing and… read more

I think the parsonage may be haunted

By Joseph Yoo
There are aspects to kids that are really creepy. I suspect that because of their youth and innocence, they see things that we jaded adults don't. If anyone can see otherworldly… read more

MIA: White evangelical leaders and black deaths

By David Person
The killing of Walter Scott, the unarmed South Carolina black man shot in the back by police officer Michael Slager, is a provocative example of law enforcement gone wrong. Cell… read more

7 ways extroverts can better engage introverts

By Ron Edmondson
I write a lot about introversion, because I’m an introvert. Introversion is a personality preference based on the way a person has been shaped by experiences and life. In… read more

Affirmation isn't a civil right, and it can't be coerced

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) The limiting of religious freedom is a perpetually contested question in American public life. Most recently, as states consider new laws and the U.S. Supreme… read more

Confusing Jesus with Daredevil

By Mark Lockard
Like many comic book fans, I spent the weekend binging on "Daredevil," Marvel’s newest release. The entire first season was created for Netflix, and it dropped in its… read more

The problem with creating ‘Christian’ versions of things

By Scott Christian / Religion News Service
NEW YORK (RNS) If someone offered you the chance to live in a world designed to look and feel like the real one, but is actually a tidier, more ordered Stepford-ish facsimile… read more


By Peter Surran
A video released in early March shows members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, chanting a racist proclamation that African-Americans would never be… read more
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