You can't call violence Christian

By Courtney T Ball
Recently on Ministry Matters, Mark Lockard asked, ‘American Sniper’ or ‘Selma’: How Christian is your movie choice? In his article he juxtaposed the… read more

Atlanta is burning: A new and ominous threat to religious liberty

By R. Albert Mohler Jr., Kelly Shackleford
(RNS) One day Atlanta has a fire chief; the next day it doesn’t. Once again, a moral scandal takes down a public official. What was the scandal involving Chief Kelvin… read more

Putting our money where our faith is by divesting from fossil fuels

By Jim Wallis
WASHINGTON (RNS) We’re a few weeks into 2015, which means many of us are striving to keep our New Year’s resolutions while others have already seen their best… read more

Marcus Borg, leading liberal theologian and historical Jesus expert, dies at 72

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
(RNS) Marcus J. Borg, a prominent liberal theologian and Bible scholar who for a generation helped shaped the intense debates about the historical Jesus and the veracity and… read more

Rest in peace, Dr. Borg

By David F. Watson
When I was a grad student, I was asked to pick up a world-famous author and professor from the airport, chauffeur him back to campus and make sure he had everything he needed… read more

‘The Hobbit’ and the generous heart

By Mike Poteet, LinC (Living in Christ)
This holiday season’s most successful movie was “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” While set in the fantasy world of Middle-earth, one of its themes is … read more

Why you can't trust God

By Tom Fuerst
We live in a generation of doubt. On its own, this is neither good nor bad. It just is. I’ve written before on the fact that Christians ought to embrace those who doubt… read more

Why am I United Methodist?

By Matt Rawle
Several of my friends and colleagues are posting why they are United Methodist. I would write a full article, but my answer is too short. Why am I United Methodist? I am United… read more

Don't apply Scripture; embody it

By Allan R. Bevere
I dislike the language of application when it comes to reading Scripture. To apply something is to coat the surface, as one applies a coat of paint to a house. Application just… read more

Here’s the faith in the ‘American Sniper’ you won’t see in the film

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) Chris Kyle, often described as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, wrote in his autobiography that he prioritized his life in the following order: God, country, … read more

Dr. King's dream

By LinC (Living in Christ), Rose Taylor
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was the major leader in the Civil Rights Movement of the 50’s and 60’s. He was a young man of amazing intelligence, courage… read more

What are theologians for?

By Daniel Childs
Since a powerful experience at the Duke Youth Academy while I was a high schooler, I've been captivated by theology and by theologians. I didn’t know either such thing… read more
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