Preventing domestic violence in our churches and world

By David Person
On October 12 in Huntsville, Ala., Heather Green was shot and killed by her estranged husband Jessie Green. Jessie then shot and killed himself. At the time of her death, they… read more

Oprah's ‘Belief’

By Adam Hamilton
Last month LaVon and I were invited to Montecito, California, to preview a seven-part television series produced by Oprah Winfrey called Belief. Following the preview we enjoyed… read more

Providing a refuge

By Samantha Tidball
This past September the body of a Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, was washed up on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. This horrific image put the Syrian refugee crisis into the global… read more

Earliest draft of the King James Bible discovered by New Jersey professor

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) For about a month after he returned from England last year, a Montclair State University professor did not realize what a treasure he had found in a rare books library at… read more

Worship for Kids: November 22, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: John 18:33-37. The Gospel lesson announces that Jesus is King, but a very different kind of king from most earthly kings. Many earthly kings… read more

How old Is God?

By Ross West
Revelation 1:4b-8 How old do you think God is? Is God a baby? a child? a teenager? a young adult? a senior adult? An old saying says there are no right answers to a wrong… read more

Should Christians pray for the dead?

By Shane Raynor
One of my favorite scenes from the Back to the Future film trilogy happens in the third installment when Doc Brown and Marty are trying to figure out a way to use a locomotive to… read more

Wesleyan witness: Three framing questions

By Dave Barnhart
United Methodists added the word “witness” to the membership vows in 2008. Members who join are asked to pledge to support the church with their “prayers… read more

How should Christians respond to atheists?

By Peter Surran
Defining atheism Atheism is on the rise in the United States. According to a 2012 Pew Research Center poll, 2.4 percent of Americans identified themselves as atheist. This was up … read more

Finding empathy on Facebook and in faith

By Mike Poteet
In September, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the popular social media platform is working on a “dislike” button. Zuckerberg says users want “the … read more

Redeeming Halloween by rediscovering Allhallowtide

By Shane Raynor
One weakness some Christians have, myself included, is the tendency to become so focused on avoiding something potentially bad that we overcompensate and throw out too much of… read more

What it means to take up your cross

By Dave Barnhart
When Jesus said, “Take up your cross and follow me,” his first followers probably did not hear it metaphorically. Crucifixion was reserved for enemies of the state, so … read more
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