Faith informing food choices: Meat, poultry and eggs

By Jeanne Torrence Finley
Ready to order? Having met a friend for lunch, my husband and I were studying the menu. I mentioned that the pulled pork barbeque looked good. My husband, who grew up on a farm… read more

New ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ show causes uproar

By Ann Oldenburg / USA Today
(RNS) TLC prides itself on showcasing how people live, offering a look into a world we may not often see. The cable network has brought us “19 Kids & Counting,”… read more

Healing in a hug

By LinC (Living in Christ), Brent Lamberth
It’s now known as “the hug shared around the world.”   Video: CBS News via YouTube On Tuesday, November 25th, in Portland, Oregon, twelve-year-old Devonte… read more

Worship for Kids: February 22, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown, Worship for Kids
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: Mark 1:9-15. For children, this text might be titled, "How Jesus Got His Start." Children, because they are at such beginning points, are… read more

Jordan welcomes throngs of tourists at site where believers say Jesus was baptized

By Dale Hanson Bourke / Religion News Service
AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) For most Americans, Epiphany (Jan. 6) passes with little celebration. For Eastern Rite Christians, Epiphany (also called Theophany) emphasizes the revelation… read more

Homecoming

By Rueben P. Job
The subject of what happens when we die is not easily or often talked about in our culture, but it should be and must be talked about if we are to live fully, claiming our… read more

Jesus may have been tried here: Archaeologists uncover Herod’s palace

By Michelle Chabin / Religion News Service
JERUSALEM (RNS) The site where Jesus may have been tried, prior to his crucifixion, is now open to the public for the very first time. Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, the… read more

Worship for Kids: February 15, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown, Worship for Kids
From a Child's Point of View The focus of Transfiguration Sunday is that Jesus is the divine Son of God. Halfway between the celebration of "God with us" in the baby born in a… read more

Worship for Kids: February 8, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown, Worship for Kids
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: Mark 1:29-39. The contrast between these healings and the previous one at the synagogue makes it clear that Jesus did not heal to impress big… read more

The many sins of Newsweek’s exposé on the Bible

By Justin Taylor
(RNS) It is a tradition in American journalism as predictable as Easter and Christmas itself: a cover story purporting to reveal the true story behind the Bible we thought we… read more

Race and excessive police force

By Alex Joyner
Two weekends in December Just when it seemed it couldn’t get any more difficult to talk about, it did. For weeks in the fall of 2014, after the shootings of unarmed… read more

9 personal discoveries I made in 2014

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) It was a year of tragedy, terror, political dysfunction and an economic recovery mainly benefiting the precious few. Even so, I can name these nine personal discoveries in… read more
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