Bible Survey: Many Americans Scramble Their Scripture

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) The Bible encourages the "repression of women," and it's silent on such fraught topics as war or slavery. As least, that's what about one in five U.S. adults believe. But… read more

The Web and the Church

By Mike Poteet
One Day With the Web It's snowing in Philadelphia this morning. Will the kids have school? I boot up our PC to check a local news website. No snow day for them, but can I get to… read more

How To Turn Your Weaknesses To Your Advantage

By Len Wilson
Did you ever say you could do something and then had to figure out how to do what you'd just agreed to? Such chutzpah can be a good thing for landing a job, I suppose, and I… read more

‘Test Me in This...’

By Sherri Williams
Our church recently finished our annual stewardship campaign. I'm not on the finance committee, so at this point I have no idea how it went as far as pledges go. To me, it seemed… read more

Assessing the Prosperity Gospel

By Frank D. Macchia
Dr. Frank Macchia assesses the merits of the so-called "Prosperity Gospel." This video is part of the "Seven Minute Seminary" series produced by Seedbed Publishing. Seedbed sows… read more

Unusual Gospel for Unusual People

By Adam Thomas
Adam Thomas previews "Unusual Gospel for Unusual People," his new Bible study series that explores the good news of Jesus from John's unusual perspective. read more

Appointment Time Again!

By Ed Trimmer
The two point charge I have been serving got the word they will be receiving a full-time male local pastor who has not been divorced and is married but without children and who… read more

Can There Be a Rational Compromise on the Pledge of Allegiance?

By John Ragosta
(RNS) Yet another Pledge of Allegiance lawsuit has been filed, this time with New Jersey humanists challenging the requirement that each school day begin with recitation of the… read more

How to Get People to Sing in Worship (Why Repetition Matters)

By Chad Brooks
How many times have you been in a worship service and no one was singing? This is especially true in many contemporary services. People often think there isn't a way to… read more

Diet: Change Your Diet, Change Your Life

By Barbara Bruce
Diet – as in, "I'm going on a diet" is really not the purist form of the word. Essentially a diet is a program for eating. I stopped at ten definitions when I did a search… read more

Social Justice Is Not Social Holiness

By Evan W. Rohrs-Dodge
I attended a very liberal seminary. I don't mean that pejoratively, nor do I believe it to be an unfair characterization. Many, if not most of the school faculty identify… read more

Top 10 Things Modern-Day Parents Look for in a Church

By Linda Ranson Jacobs
A place that is safe and has safe people A church where programming is coordinated and of quality A facility that is attractive and has organized children's rooms An environment… read more
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