Worship for Kids: January 24, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10. Before children can understand all the excitement and tears in this story, they must know what the Law is… read more

Same God?

By Dave Barnhart
When people make claims that Christians and Muslims, or Christians and Jews, or Christians and Zoroastrians, Samaritans, Mormons or Hindus do or do not worship “the same… read more

December sadness and the timing of Christmas

By Christy Thomas
This time of year has always been tough for me, and Christmas is anything but a favorite holiday. In my growing-up years, it was a time of growing tension yearly between my mom… read more

Where the 4 Gospels begin … and how they end

By Talbot Davis
As we dive headlong into the Christmas season and its nativity stories, I have found myself in a couple of different settings explaining how each Gospel begins. Because I believe… read more

Good questions, for the love of God: Interview with Justus Hunter

By Clifton Stringer
Dr. Justus H. Hunter and I recently spoke about topics including faith, his theological research on the divine motive for the Incarnation, the art of teaching theology, and the… read more

3 times Jesus played fast and loose with Scripture

By Dave Barnhart
Jesus had some great rhetorical moments during his ministry on earth: the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5, 6, and 7), polemic against religious hypocrites (Matthew 23), and some… read more

Worship for Kids: January 17, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Today's readings speak of the way God's great power is shown to us—an important subject for children. Children need the security of knowing that … read more

Caring for our common home

By Jeanne Torrence Finley
Our common home Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home was released in June 2015 and is getting much attention in and beyond the faith… read more

Did Marco miss Christmas?

By James A. Harnish
Where was God? Article VI of the Constitution is clear that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office.” That means that questionable… read more

Americans fear terrorism, mass shootings — and often Muslims as well

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Terrorism and mass shootings trouble an overwhelming number of Americans today, and the religious identity of the killers influences how they are viewed. A new survey… read more

An appeal to Christians in the United States

By William H. Willimon
Like many other United Methodists, I have been concerned by the barrage of political rhetoric we have been subjected to in the past few weeks. I’ve received some great… read more

Who would Jesus shoot — and why?

By Brandon Ambrosino / Religion News Service
(RNS) Evangelical voices have been quick on the draw to blast Jerry Falwell Jr. for his call to Liberty University students to tote concealed weapons to class in case of a terror… read more
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