Jesus may not care if you own a gun ...

By Chad Holtz
A few years ago I spent many months at a Christian discipleship ranch for men struggling with addiction. One of the counselors gave us an assignment to list all the rights we… read more

Now that Anne Frank’s diary belongs to the world, what will we make of her?

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Will we come to see Anne Frank differently now that her iconic diary is in the public domain? Already scholars in Europe are posting it for academics — and maybe new… read more

Is there too much standardized testing?

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
More than 100 standardized tests Last fall, the Council of the Great City Schools, a national organization that represents the needs of urban public schools, released the first… read more

Resolutions... now what?

By Andrea Murdock
This is the first week of a new year and the focus is on starting fresh — making resolutions, commitments to growth and change. But, truly, that’s the easy part. What… read more

Why do we all have to lose weight?

By Christy Thomas
I suppose it is a silly question: here in the U.S., we do tend to the avoirdupois body-styles. But still, it is January 4, and I feel like I’m drowning in lose-weight-now… read more

America's affordable housing crisis

By Jeanne Torrence Finley
Affordable housing in short supply In a recent interview on Houston Public Media, Shad Bogany, past chair of the Houston Association of Realtors, commented on the shortage of… read more

The courage to listen

By Brett Younger
1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) The year after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, I was a third grader in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I lived in a segregated world—separate and… read more

Faith resolutions for 2016

By Samantha Tidball
The new year 2016 is upon us, and now's the time to make a resolution if you haven’t already. Some people use resolutions as a time to set personal goals or to better… read more

2015: Looking back / looking forward

By Alex Joyner
How do you measure a year? In “Seasons of Love,” the centerpiece song of the Broadway musical Rent, lyricist Jonathan Larson asks us to consider, “Five hundred… read more

Incarnation is squishy

By Dave Barnhart
Being an adult is not for the squeamish. If I had to estimate the amount of time as a total number of days I will have spent cleaning up bodily fluids at the end of my life… read more

Grace for Bristol Palin

By David Person
Dear Bristol Palin: A wave of sympathy rolled through my body as I read this provocative headline: “Abstinence-only advocate Bristol Palin gives birth to 2nd out-of-wedlock… read more

Moving into 2016: God is with us

By Rose Taylor
A year consists of 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, and more than 31,000,000 seconds. World, national, state and local events currently are being… read more
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