Have you studied?

By Melissa Slocum, LinC (Living in Christ)
In the next four to six weeks every school student across the country will wrap up their studies and take tests, final exams, standardized state tests, AP tests, and turn in final … read more

How Ferguson and now Baltimore are altering our perception of law enforcement

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) I enjoy cop shows on television. My favorite is “Blue Bloods,” following the “Reagan” family from terrorist threats to homicides to domestic… read more

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act

By Mike Poteet
A significant backlash On March 26, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed into law Senate Bill 101, a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). “With the passage of this… read more

No Christ — no church

By LinC (Living in Christ), Rose Taylor
Recently HBO presented a documentary on the Church of Scientology titled "Going Clear." The documentary is based on a book by the same name that explores the beliefs and tenets of … read more

'House of Cards' and the perversion of friendship

By Cameron Merrill
"You know what Francis said to me when he proposed? I remember his exact words. He said, 'Claire, if all you want is happiness, say no. I'm not gonna give you a couple of kids and … read more

Why you should stop obsessing over the end of the world

By Tom Fuerst
I want to write this post for everyone, no matter your particular view of the end times (what scholars call eschatology). I have voiced my thoughts on the end of the world to some … read more

Sexual assault on campus

By Jeanne Torrence Finley
The extent of the problem In the last several years, sexual assault on campus has been the focus of increasing media attention, which in turn has raised public awareness about… read more

Living life abundantly

By Andrea Murdock, LinC (Living in Christ)
This coming Friday “The Age of Adaline” opens in movie theaters. In this story a young woman is blessed (cursed?) by the inability to age — or apparently to die… read more

We can't run away from aging

By Missy Buchanan
Early each morning of our recent vacation, I took a low-rise beach chair from its perch above the high-tide line and moved it down to a place where the turquoise water of the… read more

Parents of murdered boy want life for Boston bomber

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald / USA Today
BOSTON (RNS) Parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings of April 2013, called on the government Friday (April 17) to end their quest for… read more

Is a state Bible a shallow Bible?

By Kira Schlesinger
In the state of Tennessee this week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would make the Bible our state book. Although it was subsequently defeated by the state… read more

Renewing our lives through the Eucharist

By David F. Watson
I’m teaching a course in church renewal right now, and one of the topics we’re examining is renewal through the liturgy, and particularly the Eucharist (or Holy… read more
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