Trigger warning! The Bible may disturb your emotional health

By Trevin Wax / Religion News Service
(RNS) Before you read this article, be warned! You may come across something you disagree with, or an idea that makes you uncomfortable, or a statement that causes offense. Please … read more

The circle and the line

By Adam Thomas
Mark 9:30-37 Every day of my fourth grade year, my class lined up at the end of recess to go back inside. The bell rang, and we raced to our spots in the queue. But the race was… read more

On United Methodist catechisms

By Clifton Stringer
Pierre Tielhard de Chardin, the Jesuit philosopher and scientist, had faith in cosmic evolution toward an ultimate harmony he called the "Omega Point." He wrote, "Remain true to… read more

Doubt is not the enemy of faith

By Joseph Yoo
I ran into an old friend at a local coffee shop. We were very active in our youth ministry before my dad was relocated and we had to move. Almost 20 years later, we were talking… read more

Prisons in the United States

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
Issues raised by the prison break in New York In June, David Sweat and Richard Matt, both convicted murderers, escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in… read more

Overcoming shame with love

By Melissa Slocum
Recently several examples of parents shaming their children on social media have gone viral. Parents, bloggers and journalists have weighed in on both sides of the shaming debate. … read more

Some pro-life activists return to an in-your-face approach

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
(RNS) In recent years, up-and-coming leaders in the anti-abortion movement have been pushing for a kinder, gentler strategy for their "pro-life" campaign — an effort to win… read more

Why some conservative Christians like Donald Trump

By Trevin Wax / Religion News Service
(RNS) How is it possible for salt-of-the-earth, family-loving conservative Christians to be taken with a serial adulterer who won’t take back misogynistic comments and who… read more

We can't fathom God's goodness

By Clifton Stringer
My son fell asleep in the stroller while our family was going for an evening walk. After dinner, when bedtime came, his parents were tired, but he was not. As we were trying to… read more

Praying for dung

By Clifton Stringer
At a different high school in the city where I grew up, one of the best senior class pranks I have ever heard of was executed. Some industrious students released three live pigs… read more

Don't apologize for being smart

By Dave Barnhart
There are a variety of gifts, says Paul. We identify many that are essential for the church: leadership, generosity, prophecy, teaching, communication, hospitality and so on. I… read more

Humility is an idea that wrecks you

By David Dorn
"God, have mercy on me a sinner." Jesus says that the tax collector who said this was justified by his humility. That's challenging. David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary… read more
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