Let's talk about sex: 10 questions with Bromleigh McCleneghan

By Matthew Johnson
UMC LEAD: Hi, Bromleigh. Thanks for taking the time to talk to me for UMC LEAD. Your writing is all over the place: The Christian Century, Ministry Matters, Fidelia’s… read more

Is anyone answering Iraqi Christians’ cries for help?

By Kirsten Powers / USA Today
(RNS) Iraq’s Christians are begging the world for help. Is anybody listening? Since capturing the country’s second largest city of Mosul in early June, the Islamic… read more

Does Romans 7 teach that Christians will continue sinning?

By Ben Witherington
Some point to Romans 7 as the proof-text for the saint-sinner paradox, suggesting that if even the apostle Paul struggled with his unrelenting flesh, Christians must face defeat… read more

The headlong retreat into childhood partisanship

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
When I was a child, I lived in a black-and-white world of all-this or all-that. Humankind meant my family. The world meant my neighborhood. Religion meant my church. Politics… read more

Biblical obedience and a way forward

By Roy I. Sano, Paul Franklyn
Paul Franklyn interviews retired United Methodist Bishop Roy Sano about the UMC and the conversations surrounding same-sex marriage, homosexual practice, and biblical obedience… read more

Safe as houses

By Kevin Alton, LinC (Living in Christ)
Bigger is always better, right? Not if you ask an increasing number of people gravitating toward smaller real estate. The Wiki page for the tiny house movement (also known as the… read more

Pope Francis apologizes for persecution of Pentecostals

By Josephine McKenna / Religion News Service
CASERTA, Italy (RNS) Pope Francis sought forgiveness for decades of persecution of Italian Pentecostals when he met with around 300 evangelicals from the U.S., Argentina and Italy … read more

What does it mean to worship God in spirit and truth?

By Clifton Stringer
God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. (John 4:24 NRSV) "What is worship in spirit and truth?" the preacher asked. His answer to his own… read more

Christians: There's only one side to pick in Israel vs. Palestine

By Matt Darvas
Right now the world’s press, social-media, Christian circles and church halls around the world are buzzing with the dangerous claims and accusations of influential pastors… read more

Developing the Spirit of a Child in a Montessori Way

By Debi Miller
One hundred seven years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori instituted the Montessori Method, a revolutionary teaching method completely based on the development of a child. Though this… read more

My problem with pluralism

By John Meunier
On Friday, I attended afternoon prayers at the local Islamic Center with my colleagues from CPE. After the prayers were over, one of the Muslim gentlemen came over to our group… read more

Finding God in your Lucky Charms

By Tom Fuerst
A few weeks ago, I went into Walgreens to get a heating patch and some Bengay. After nearly a week of pain in my neck and shoulder and two chiropractor visits, I’d exhausted … read more
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