Why the post-racial label only perpetuates racism

By Hussein Rashid / Religion News Service
(RNS) The shooting of Michael Brown and the failure of a grand jury to indict the shooter, Darren Wilson, are symptoms of a wider malaise. It is part of a deep-seated illness that … read more

Theological studies are for everyone

By Justo L. González
For most of us, theological studies are a preparation for the ordained ministry, much as medical studies are a preparation for the practice of medicine. For this reason, many of… read more

Understanding biblical colorblindness

By Dave Barnhart
“Go, you swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth…” (Isaiah 18:2) When I’ve taught Isaiah’s oracle concerning the Ethiopian Empire in college… read more

Can a nation so wounded by its divisions survive?

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) For those of a certain age, Thanksgiving week will always be the week President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. In the same way, Sept. 11 will be the day… read more

Think like a Wesleyan

By William H. Willimon
“I believe that . . .” “I have faith in . . .” What we believe is what we trust—what we know to be a truthful account of reality. Critical reflection … read more

Worship for Kids: December 28, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown, Worship for Kids
First Sunday After Christmas From a Child's Point of View Gospel: Luke 2:22-40. Because children are interested in babies, they are interested in what happened during this Temple… read more

Disgrace and grace: Our response to the Ferguson grand jury decision

By F. Willis Johnson
“We worship God through our questions.” -Abraham Joshua Heschel In the wake of a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision related to the fatal shooting of Michael… read more

‘VeggieTales in the House’

By Jason C. Stanley
On November 26, Netflix will premiere a new Saturday morning style series of VeggieTales cartoons. In the original cartoons, Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber would… read more

‘The Walking Dead,’ the Living Lord

By Cliff Wall
“Hey, you look just like that guy from “The Walking Dead”! So said a young man at the door of Goodson Chapel at Duke Divinity School who had just come through… read more

We’re awestruck about Earth, unsure about global warming

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Most Americans say they feel a deep connection to the wider world. But all that spiritual stargazing makes no difference in views about the facts of climate change and… read more

Worship for Kids: January 11, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown, Worship for Kids
Baptism of the Lord The title this Sunday could be, "Oh, what a difference the Holy Spirit makes" to Jesus at his baptism, to the Ephesian disciples at theirs, and to creation… read more

Wesleyan theology of evangelism

By F. Douglas Powe Jr.
Is there anything new to say about a Wesleyan evangelistic perspective? If by “new,” one means an idea just discovered, then no. If by “new,” one means a… read more
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