That time Harper Lee put a mirror up and made us face our true selves

By Ben Gosden
A lot of ink has been spilled (or digitally typed, I suppose) about Harper Lee’s new (old) book, "Go Set a Watchman." Supposedly, this was the original book she submitted… read more

Lawmakers call for probes into Planned Parenthood video allegations

By Jennifer Calfas / USA Today
Lawmakers are calling for investigations into a health care provider that has come under fire by anti-abortion activists for allegedly selling fetal organs for profit. The… read more

A Methodist reading of ‘Go Set a Watchman’

By Will Willimon / United Methodist News Service
Jemson was Methodist of the whole cloth: he was notoriously short on theology and a mile long on good works — from “Go Set a Watchman,” by Harper Lee One of the… read more

Get kids out of church

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
We spend lots of time trying to get children into church to develop their faith. But there’s an even better venue outdoors for that. Spending time outside in unstructured… read more

Rape in our churches

By David Person
If there’s one good thing about the Bill Cosby rape and drug allegations, it’s that more Americans may now realize how common it is for a woman to be raped or… read more

Struggling with the children's sermon

By Joseph Yoo
I often find myself struggling with the children’s moment and children’s sermon during Sunday morning worship celebrations. Perhaps you can share your thoughts and… read more


By Melissa Spoelstra
In general, would you consider yourself an easily offended person? Consider the statement below that is closest to how you think others would describe you. Most things roll off… read more

Jesus, the anti-Jew?

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Church, it’s time to go all the way in embracing the Jewish Jesus. Yes, Jesus is seen as a Jew in many pulpits and pews, but usually as an exception, an anomaly. In too many … read more

Worship for Kids: August 9, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33. These verses are too terse to tell the story of Absalom's rebellion meaningfully. But the full story, which … read more

From white guilt to white responsibility

By Hannah Adair Bonner
For more than a decade now, I’ve been being told in anti-racism trainings that I carry around an invisible backpack of white privilege. This backpack was first described by… read more

A rabbi walks into an evangelical church

By Rabbi Evan Moffic
Jews don’t tend to have megachurches. First of all, we’re a small population. The Sunday attendance at one megachurch could well be greater than the entire Jewish… read more

Tears of joy, tears of sorrow, and little empathetic listening

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) In the wake of Friday’s landmark 5-4 Supreme Court decision finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, two divergent streams of American cultural and… read more
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