When Can We Stop Calling Marriage an ‘Institution’?

By Tom Fuerst
Something in me dies every time I hear someone talk about marriage as an institution. The word "institution" seems to take all the spirit out of the word "marriage." When you prod … read more

Responding to ‘Noah’

By Peter Surran
A Flood of Controversy There's an old joke that goes like this: Q: Where was Noah when the lights went out? A: In d'ark! Dark is certainly one word that has been used to describe… read more

Treasure

By Jacob Armstrong
At the first mention of the word treasure, my mind is filled with images of pirate ships, deserted islands, and an X that marks the spot. I think of a hidden chest filled with… read more

‘Blood Moon’ Sets Off Apocalyptic Debate Among Some Christians

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) Could Tuesday's "blood moon" event be connected to Jesus' return? Some Christians think so. Around 2 a.m. EST on Tuesday (April 15), the moon will slide into Earth's shadow, … read more

Schism: Good or Bad, Don't Believe the Hype

By Shane Raynor
If you follow religion blogs and news sites, it's likely you've heard buzz about the possibility of schism in the United Methodist Church. The controversies surrounding… read more

What's Happening to the Middle Class?

By Mike Poteet
Making Ends Meet British comedian Ronnie Barker once told a joke about the out-of-work contortionist who could no longer make ends meet. Unfortunately, for an increasing number of … read more

Challenge

By Barbara Bruce
Raise your hand if you do crossword puzzles. I fly a lot. I talk with people a lot. Often on a plane trip, when I get to talking with the person in the next seat, the conversation … read more

Interview: Judy Fentress-Williams

By Betsy Hall
Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams is Professor of Old Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary and Senior Assistant to the Pastor for Teaching and Preaching at Alfred Street… read more

Cell Groups with Youth

By Mark Bushor
Great leaders and churches take seriously the importance of small group interaction. Take Jesus, John Wesley, and many of today's churches in Korea and North America as examples… read more

Survey: More People Say the Good Book Isn’t a God Book

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Bible films may be raking it in at the box office, but fewer people are reading the original and taking it seriously. The American Bible Society's latest State of the Bible… read more

The Empty Tomb

By Alex Joyner
Easter: An End or a Beginning? On Easter morning, some will come to worship because they want to experience an ending and others because they want to experience a beginning. Some… read more

‘Noah’ Blockbuster Has Almost Everything Going for It, Except Diversity

By Bob Smietana
(RNS) The new Noah movie has everything you'd expect in a biblical blockbuster. Big Hollywood stars. Extravagant special effects. An apocalyptic flood. There's even a few rock… read more
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