Pakistan and the dark side of Islam

By Shane Raynor
Various news outlets are reporting two vigilante killings in the last couple of days over accusations of blasphemy, both in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The first was a triple … read more

Why do you keep us in suspense?

By Matt Rawle
“Why do you keep us in suspense,” the crowd asked Jesus. “Tell us plainly if you are the Messiah.” Words are powerful. God used words to create everything… read more

Arguing the minors and missing the majors

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) Like other citizens of our free land, Christians tend to divide sharply, predictably and with heated language. We disagree about almost everything, from cultural norms to… read more

Wesley: A ‘man of one book’ and a thousand

By Clifton Stringer
The Lutheran pietist philosopher Johann Georg Hamann wrote these priceless Christian words: "The more edifying the speaker, the heavier his Galilean shibboleth weighs on our… read more

Wheaton College tackles the death penalty with Jesus in mind

By Shane Claiborne
(RNS) On Thursday (Nov. 6), Wheaton, “the Harvard of Christian colleges,” is hosting a forum on the death penalty. But it’s not just any forum. It has potential… read more

Why you should consider becoming an organ donor

By Jim Hawkins
A Personal Question Before you read more, I would like you to take out your driver’s license. Look at it. Are you an organ and tissue donor? If you are, there will be some… read more

Brittany Maynard’s death: Does suffering have spiritual meaning?

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) When Brittany Maynard became the youthful face of the right-to-die movement, she brought to the public table several fierce debates. Some people wouldn’t… read more

Family acceptance and LGBTQ kids

By Dave Barnhart
Religiously conservative families can be accepting of their LGBTQ kids. In fact, their faith can help them to raise resilient children. That’s one of the findings of Dr… read more

The impossibility of love

By Kenneth H. Carter, Jr.
Luke 1:26-38 It is no accident that Mary takes center stage this time of year. Mary, so venerated by some Christians, so ignored by some Christians, so misunderstood by some… read more

Worship for Kids: December 21, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Today's texts focus on two of God's promises. David is given a promise which is kept when Mary is told about the birth of Jesus. Mary is given a… read more

Taste and see

By Jan Johnson
You probably know well the stories that surround the Christmas events. Maybe you love them or maybe you’re a little bored with them, but something makes you want to… read more

Pope Francis: The devil is real and don’t underestimate him

By Josephine McKenna / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) As millions of revelers around the world dress in ghoulish costumes to mark Halloween and the darker side of life, Pope Francis warned that the devil is no myth … read more
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