Meet the Muslim actor playing Jesus in Bill O’Reilly’s ‘Killing Jesus’

By Jonathan Merritt / Religion News Service
(RNS) “Bless you for playing Jesus, peace be upon him.” This was the reaction of Lebanese-born actor Haaz Sleiman’s mother after she learned that her son had… read more

Violence in the Old Testament: Pastoral and theological concerns

By Allan R. Bevere
I keep coming back to the issue of violence in the Old Testament because I have two concerns — one as a theologian, and the other as a pastor (I'll get to that a little… read more

Marriage in the PCUSA

By Heidi Hall
The pastoral letter from Presbyterian Church (USA)’s leadership shot through our ranks in the minutes after last week’s deciding presbytery vote approving same-sex… read more

What will be different?

By J. Clif Christopher
In a few weeks, many churches will be sending out their first quarter report. It may share some things about the church and will certainly contain some notation about the giving… read more

Playing to lose?

By Melissa Slocum, LinC (Living in Christ)
The referee had never seen anything like it. Both teams tried to draw fouls, miss free throws and avoided taking shots at their own basket. Starters from both teams sat on the… read more

Love with skin on

By Steve Harper
The schools of love established by the early Christians made the curriculum of love concrete. While they could engage in deep studies about love and participate in inspiring… read more

Sin that enslaves us

By LinC (Living in Christ), Samantha Tidball
Nearly everyone is affected by addiction, whether they are addicts themselves or know someone who is. Addictions run rampant in our culture and destroy careers, families… read more

‘Dig’ TV series starts adding up: Watch the numbers

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
RNS) “Dig,” the new action-thriller series from the USA Network, is starting to add up — at least in terms of its religious content. The third episode, broadcast … read more

What happened on Palm Sunday?

By Alex Joyner
What sort of day is Palm Sunday? What was it they saw in that figure riding up to the grand mount of the Temple on a working beast? Was his entry into Jerusalem a triumphant… read more

Worship for Kids: May 17, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
ASCENSION OF THE LORD From a Child's Point of View Acts 1:1-11. The Ascension story is of interest to children for two reasons. First, it answers the literal-minded questions… read more

Ascended into heaven

By Carl L. Schenck
Acts 1:1-11 Today is one of those relatively obscure Christian holidays of which many are unaware: Ascension Sunday. This is the day in the church calendar when we celebrate the… read more

Why justification by faith matters

By Matt O'Reilly, Seedbed
Matt O'Reilly discusses the importance of the doctrine of justification by faith in this video from Seedbed's Seven Minute Seminary series. Matt O'Reilly blogs at… read more
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