Why I Marched on McDonald's

By William J. Barber II
(RNS) Recently, I marched with McDonald's workers from three dozen cities to the company's corporate headquarters outside of Chicago. After they refused to leave the corporate… read more

The Real Reason Men Aren’t Singing in Church

By Tom Fuerst
I read an article recently claiming to have discovered the real reason men are singing less in church these days. I’m not sure if there’s really any objective… read more

Temptation

By David Dorn
People who fall to temptation know very little about how hard it is to resist. Check out how a quote by C.S. Lewis has made me think. David Dorn blogs at… read more

Revival

By Adam Hamilton
John Wesley's message and his faith continue to speak to 21st-century Christians—calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed.Join Adam… read more

The Future Is Now

By Kevin Alton
Stephen Hawking is worried about the future. When Stephen Hawking is worried about the future, we all should be worried about the future. In an online article posted May 1, the… read more

Keep Sowing Seeds

By Neal Bowes
In Matthew 13:3-8, 18-23, Jesus shares and explains his Parable of the Sower. The point of the story is that the seeds being sown can only take root and grow into a strong plant… read more

Lasts

By Eric Van Meter
Last week was, for me, a week of lasts. Last goodbyes with several friends before we move. Last mission trip with my ASU students. Along with that, the last Tour de Faith bike… read more

Should Conservatives Oppose the Death Penalty?

By Clifton Stringer
The Boston Globe's Leon Neyfakh reports, in a May 25 story ("The conservative case against the death penalty"), on opposition to the death penalty from within the Republican… read more

Make a Big Deal About Pentecost!

By Susan Cox-Johnson
Make a big deal about Pentecost! Pentecost, the "birthday of the church," celebrates God's sending of the Holy Spirit, creating understanding and unity among the early followers… read more

Rolling a Joint, a Metaphor for a Nation Losing Its Way

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) I am sweating on the treadmill when a young man walks onto the patio outside my window, sits at a table and spreads out his drug paraphernalia. He folds a piece of white… read more

Learning Why We Do: Bible Study and the Wisdom of Love

By Chris Chakoian
Every congregation enjoys signature strengths. When I came to serve in Lake Forest, Illinois, eight years ago, I discovered a church that "gets it" about mission with profound… read more

Anticipating Pentecost

By Kay Huggins
The story of Pentecost is one of the best known stories of the New Testament. As with the beloved stories of the Gospels— such as the Good Samaritan, the Last Supper, and… read more
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