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Christian Denominations

Diamonds and Faith: Transitioning Between Denominations

Derrick De Lise | Posted 02.09.2017 | Religion
Derrick De Lise

When you try to picture the relationships various Christian denominations share with each other, it is helpful to think of them as you would a diamond...

When My Children Squabble, I See the Church

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
Bronwyn Lea

When my children squabble, I see how very young they are, and how very little they understand. Their truths are true, but partial. When my children squabble, there is anger. There are tears. When my children squabble, I love them and am for them.

Women of Color in Ministry: Ending Discrimination

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 10.26.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The battle to end the rampant and persistent discrimination against women of color in ministry in the American religious community can be won.

What's So Wrong With Megachurches?

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

From the perspective of a person passionately interested in how Christians engage today's culture, here's some reasons I think it's time for a moratorium on megachurch criticism.

5 Things That Are Holding Christianity Back

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Jesus never promised us a risk-free faith. Rather, he offered us a life filled with meaning, provided we would embrace the perfect love he offered that promised to cast out such fear.

My Preferred Jesus

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

In our culture and too often in the Church today we are quick to make Jesus after our own image. There are several "preferred Jesus" models we tend to invent.

Pressing On Toward Higher Goals

Efrain Agosto | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion
Efrain Agosto

Putting aside worldly status and "earthly" credentials is not all that big a deal for Paul. He has always had high regard for the traditions that made him who he is and in fact depends on them. At the same time, his experience of Christ has led him to understand his past in a new light.

What Historically White Denominations Can Learn From The Republican Party

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 01.07.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

We must stop seeing demographic changes as problems that must be leveraged in order to avoid death and instead see these changes as transformational realities that must be embraced in order to experience new life.

They Disagree, Divide And Double

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Lutherans and other denominational bodies have a history of splitting off, coming together and starting new groups, or synods. As of last year, they had more than 50 denominations and planned to start even more.

Denominations As Mission, Not Like-Minded Membership

Lisa Hickman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Lisa Hickman

Amid conflict, naming divisions, dogma and disappointment is all too easy. Perhaps differences of opinion might be kept in check by focusing on the name of our neighbor in need. This is where unity matters. Our naming should be directed to their service.

Do Christian Denominations Have a Future?

David Lose | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion
David Lose

Despite my obvious denominational loyalty I'm not sure Christian denominations have a future -- or whether they even should. Here are five reasons that I not only suspect the day of denominations has passed.

WATCH: Poem Bashes Religion While Praising Jesus

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion

One man has taken to YouTube to express his views on Jesus and religion. His verdict? Jesus trumps religion, hands down. The video, titled "Why I ...

What's In A Name? A Lot If You're The Southern Baptist Convention

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

But the greatest reason for a change in name for the Southern Baptist Convention could be the need to break with its past and embrace an increasingly multi-ethnic reality in America.

Get To Know A Presbyterian

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I know that for many folks, words like "Presbyterian," "Episcopalian" and "Methodist" have very little meaning. That's why I am part of a project called, "We Are Presbyterian."

Questions Of Identity Dominate CBF's 20th Anniversary Assembly

Alan P. Sherouse | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Alan P. Sherouse

CBF was birthed by a bold and prophetic spirit. The movement organized around Baptist principles of freedom, belief in the right of every individual to relate to God apart from institution or creed.

Never Judge A Church By Its Cover

Mark Redmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Redmond

Like any other church, including the Catholic Church, there are good people who go there, people who care about others, people who want more than pie-in-the-sky religion.

The Big Sort Of The Presbyterian Church

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

We may disagree on theology, politics and baseball, but I have little doubt that there is a genuine yearning to be faithful to God's call on our lives.

Evangelical Churches Still Growing, Mainline Protestantism In Decline

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service While mainline Protestant churches in the U.S. continue to experience decades-long decline, the memberships ...

Five Anglican Bishops Leave For Roman Catholic Church

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Five bishops have decided to leave the Church of England and join the Roman Catholic Church under the...

National Council Of Churches To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Ecumenical Movement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Leaders of the nation's largest coalition of Christian churches will gather here this week (No...