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20 Lessons I've Learned Since Leaving The Church

Makiah Green | Posted 07.26.2016 | Black Voices
Makiah Green

Due to the routine state-sanctioned violence that is being inflicted on my people, and the inadequate response from the church (among other things), I have decided to remove myself entirely from a system that claims to value my soul, but fails to show up for my Black body.

Fatherhood: A Legacy of Love, Lessons and Life

Micah Stampley | Posted 06.17.2016 | Black Voices
Micah Stampley

The fact that God gave me little lives to look after, nurture, cultivate and be a good steward over helps me to see how much He trusts my judgment and commitment to what He's given me to do on earth. I am humbled at the responsibility.

Disciples Of Christ Church Takes A Stand For LGBT Rights In Indiana

Religion News Service | LAUREN MARKOE | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Though the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has made Indianapolis its headquarters for nearly a century, the denomination is considering p...

Turkey's Opportunity With the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople is an ace up the strategic sleeve of the Turkish state; it can be used to advance peace and preach unity.

Saints and the Secular Republic

Joseph Loconte, Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Joseph Loconte, Ph.D.

One evening I noticed a small group of children running and dancing about, and among them a little boy was limping. There was something wrong with his leg -- perhaps a birth defect -- but he was playing right along with his friends.

The Tomb of Jesus and the Body of Christ

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

A presentation a few years back on the Discovery Channel about "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" was just one of the more recent exhibits in a series of sensat...

Jesus' Sex Life on the 'Down Low'

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Irene Monroe

I just find it hard to believe that this wandering rabbi and his gang of 12 surely horny men were unmarried and celibate.

What People Are Really Thinking When They Invite you to Church

Angela Jamene | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

Just over two years ago, I picked up a free Bible. I had read it before but, this time, almost instantly, in a wave of emotions and realizations and revelations and a wide variety of indescribable sensations, I became a Christian. It happened.

3 Other Things Christians Ought to Worry About

John Backman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
John Backman

We've spent decades fighting over sex, sexuality, and gender. To a large extent, however, we have missed speaking out on other weighty matters: the megatrends of our age.

How To Avoid A Religious Apocalypse: 6 Changes The Church Needs To Make

Christine Organ | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion
Christine Organ

Study after study tells us that Americans are leaving religion in droves, with the number of spiritual but not religious increasing dramatically. Though some of these predictions may be an over-dramatization, significant changes in organized religion are inevitable and necessary.

The Nerd Gospel

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

No degree of social savvy makes someone immune to insecurity, doubt, emotional struggle or even an occasional case of the "nerds." Our faith communities should be the place where each of us is most comfortable exploring that inner nerd.

Watkins Re-elected President Of Disciples

Posted 09.18.2011 | Religion

By Jack Jenkins Religion News Service (RNS) The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) voted to re-elect the Rev. Sharon Watkins as head of the de...

Does The Church Have A Future?

George Elerick | Posted 07.08.2011 | Religion
George Elerick

For centuries, the psychology of the Church has camped out in two areas: psychosis or neurosis. This cause of psychosis stems from the reality that somewhere along the line the Church replaced God.

The Rapture Effect: Finding The Church's Voice When It Really Matters

David A. Davis | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
David A. Davis

It is much less a credit to Harold Camping's marketing machine, much less a problem with the obsessive behavior of the media, and much more an indictment of the rest of us who seek to bring faith and life together in relevant ways.

Are We 'Nones' Becoming A Virtual Congregation?

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

You don't have to go to church to know God. As far as I can tell, Jesus himself seldom attended any "organized religious" gatherings of his day.

Epiphany Day, Or Three Kings Day, Celebrations Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Though Christmas may be fading into memory for much of the western world (save for those lingering credit card bills), many eastern nations are just n...

Easter All The Year

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Easter Sunday. Before you rise from your bed, give thanks. Remember your dream if you can. This is the day of your resurrection as a fearless being. Stretch. Laugh. Pray.

What Would Jesus Do? Ask Thomas Jefferson

Anita Thompson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anita Thompson

While reading Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope yesterday, I was reminded of the man (the third president) who distilled the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Pre-Inaugural Memo to Rev. Rick Warren: Read Rev. William Sloane Coffin

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Coffin passed on in the spring of 2006, but his open letter remains an inspiring and enduring testimony that deserves Rev. Rick Warren's attention.