Journal your thoughts

By Barbara Bruce
The practice of journaling has been around for hundreds of years. Kings and presidents and leaders of all sorts practiced this art and many of their musings are archived as… read more

The living word and community renewal

By Roy I. Sano
A Personal Testimony Five hundred people were scheduled to come to San Francisco, California, for the 1980 National Convocation of Asian American United Methodists. Three of us… read more

As an artist

By Cary Gibson
As an artist, I find there is a physicality to the Gospel of Mark that connects with the physical act of making art. It’s a text that seems well suited to a creative… read more

What's your story?

By Andrea Murdock
Life Without Memory We all know the struggle and pain of people who live with Alzheimer’s. They lose their short-term memory—their ability to put the pieces of their… read more

Does Romans 9-11 teach Calvinist predestination?

By Ben Witherington
Does Romans 9-11 teach Calvinist predestination? Ben Witherington explains that Paul's aim is to refute the idea that God now favored the Romans, or Gentiles, rather than the… read more

Is James Foley a martyr? Brutal death sparks faith-based debate

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
(RNS) From the moment news broke that U.S. journalist James Foley had been beheaded by Islamic State extremists in the Middle East, many Christians, especially Foley’s… read more

Susanna Wesley, Adam Hamilton and our kids

By Clifton Stringer
Adam Hamilton's new book, “Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It,” appeared prominently on my radar screen after my friend Shane Raynor told me it is Hamilton's best book… read more

When Christians rush to judgment

By Shane Raynor
How are Christians handling the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and the controversy surrounding Mark Driscoll, the pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle?   When… read more

James Foley’s parents draw on faith after son’s execution

By Melanie Eversley / USA Today
(RNS) They’ve done this before. Once again, John and Diane Foley appeared on national television Wednesday (Aug. 20), to speak in clear and deliberate voices about their… read more

Questions

By Don Underwood
From January 1946 to September 1947, the great American fiction writer Flannery O'Connor kept a prayer journal. A practicing Roman Catholic from Savannah, Georgia, she had, at age … read more

Old just ain’t what it used to be

By Ed Zinkiewicz
The word old used to carry a mantel of respect. An old person was one who had achieved something, arrived, had matured. Grandfathers and grandmothers were the revered ones for… read more

Hunger in America: 1 in 7 rely on food banks

By Natalie DiBlasio / USA Today
LORTON, Va. (RNS) When Mary Smallenburg, 35, of Fort Belvoir, Va., opened a package from her mother to find cereal and ramen noodles, she burst into tears. Without it, she… read more
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