Expanding our holy horizons

By Mike Poteet
Earlier this summer, on July 14, the world watched as NASA’s unmanned New Horizons spacecraft made the first-ever flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto and Pluto’s largest… read more

A good book on doubt

By John Meunier
My blogging friend Talbot Davis sent me a copy of his new book, “The Shadow of a Doubt,” recently. In honor of a regular feature on his blog, I’d like to share… read more

Worship for Kids: October 25, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Job 42:1-6, 10-17. The writer's literary ploys make this text difficult to follow. The free translation of The Good News Bible presents … read more

The one true God

By Paul Bonner
In late July the newest class of athletes was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On a Sunday afternoon three pitchers and one second basemen received the award… read more

What Instagram taught me about God

By Shane Raynor
Did you hear the news? Instagram is no longer requiring photos to be perfectly proportioned squares. Now you can upload photos in portrait and landscape… and square as well … read more

No, the world isn't getting worse

By Dave Barnhart
The sincere ladies who stopped by my house had Bibles and binders full of literature from their church. They had practiced their pitch and knew their talking points well. After… read more

As much as I hate to admit it, participation trophies are good for kids

By Ben Gosden
Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker, James Harrison, seems to be everybody’s favorite dad these days. The news story caught fire last week that he took away his kids’… read more

Learning to accept failure

By David Dorn
"Fail early. Fail quickly." But what happens when you fail to acknowledge your own failures?  David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary Pastor for Marvin United Methodist… read more

Donald Trump and the politics of white male anger

By David Gushee / Religion News Service
(RNS) Donald Trump’s ongoing narrative about political correctness being “the big problem” in this country may help explain his surprising climb in this… read more

Emotions and faith

By Jill M. Johnson
“What is going on inside their head?” In the opening scene of the movie “Inside Out,” the above question is asked. And who hasn’t wondered what is… read more

What Jesus really means by ‘your enemy’

By David Dorn
In Matthew 5, Jesus said, “Love your enemies.” Perhaps his definition of enemy is broader than we think. David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary Pastor for Marvin… read more

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
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