Diet: Change Your Diet, Change Your Life

By Barbara Bruce
Diet – as in, "I'm going on a diet" is really not the purist form of the word. Essentially a diet is a program for eating. I stopped at ten definitions when I did a search… read more

Social Justice Is Not Social Holiness

By Evan W. Rohrs-Dodge
I attended a very liberal seminary. I don't mean that pejoratively, nor do I believe it to be an unfair characterization. Many, if not most of the school faculty identify… read more

Top 10 Things Modern-Day Parents Look for in a Church

By Linda Ranson Jacobs
A place that is safe and has safe people A church where programming is coordinated and of quality A facility that is attractive and has organized children's rooms An environment… read more

Study Suggests Religion Can Predict Sexual Behavior

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Controversial sociologist Mark Regnerus presented new research on marriage and sex at a conference of Southern Baptists on Tuesday (April 22), suggesting… read more

If the Internet Isn't Killing Religion, What Is?

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) A smart professor in Massachusetts noticed recently that religion's decline in America coincided with the rise of the Internet. He theorized that the two may be connected… read more

Hobby Lobby and the First Amendment

By Martha Myre
A lot of discussion was generated on Facebook recently after I posted a story about Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby evidently pays a beginning wage that is 93% higher than the federally… read more

6 Ways Capitalism Fails the Church

By Morgan Guyton
The religion blog forum Patheos is hosting a Public Square conversation called "Has Capitalism Failed?" largely in response to Pope Francis' scathing critique of capitalism in his … read more

Throwing the Baby Out With the Baptism Water

By Tom Fuerst
A few weeks ago I baptized my first baby in my new church. I wanted everything to be perfect for the parents. They will never forget the moment when their first child gets… read more

NJ Lawsuit Seeks to Ban Pledge of Allegiance

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) The American Humanist Association is suing a New Jersey school district for its recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public classrooms. The lawsuit, brought on behalf… read more

What Do You Mean… Time to Split?

By Laurie Haller
"As we were sitting in the back of the truck at the end of the day, I wondered why I wasn't feeling a sense of joy. We had worked hard all day helping many people, but it didn't… read more

The Social Justice Issue the UMC Doesn’t Want to Deal With

By David F. Watson
Imagine that there was a pre-natal test, commonly recommended by medical personnel, to identify children who would experience depression throughout their lives. Upon receiving a… read more

Worship for Kids: May 25, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 17:22-31. Older children will be interested in Paul's strategy in this sermon. To understand that strategy, they will need to hear … read more
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