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

An Honest Assessment of the Southern Baptist Convention

By Jacob Lupfer
BALTIMORE (RNS) With the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Baltimore this week (June 10-11), objective analysis of the SBC's achievements and challenges is elusive… read more

Distracted

By Joseph Yoo
I think I can sum up my life — particularly my spiritual life — in one word: distracted. One Sunday, I had a church council meeting after the service and then a… read more

How to Have a Great Weekend

By Chad Brooks
Welcome to this episode of The Productive Pastor. I have some great resources to share, great conversations and a great announcement. The focus conversation this episode is having … read more

A Generous Harvest

By Timothy L. Owings
When we think of the parables Jesus told, the parable of the prodigal son and the good Samaritan come quickly to mind. My hunch is the parable of the sower would be third on our… read more

Ministering After Suicide

By Tina Fox
Early in my ministry, a young parishioner completed suicide. Her death devastated our church, our community and me. Following her funeral, many attendees shared with me their… read more

Why I Marched on McDonald's

By William J. Barber II
(RNS) Recently, I marched with McDonald's workers from three dozen cities to the company's corporate headquarters outside of Chicago. After they refused to leave the corporate… read more

The Real Reason Men Aren’t Singing in Church

By Tom Fuerst
I read an article recently claiming to have discovered the real reason men are singing less in church these days. I’m not sure if there’s really any objective… read more

Ministry Matters Radio

By Ministry Matters
Ministry Matters Radio is a podcast where we discuss current events, theology, and various topics with authors, church leaders, and other personalities.  Latest Episode… read more
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