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Most Southern Baptists Don't Go To A Racially Integrated Church

The Associated Press | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 01.27.2015 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders in nation's largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial jus...

Baptist Minister In Hot Water Over Comments On Ten Commandments

USA Today / Religion News Service | Ron Barnett | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion

GREENVILLE, S.C. (RNS) A Baptist minister is in hot water after preaching a sermon that called the Ten Commandments sayings or promises rather than ma...

Why Millennials Don't Put Money In The Church Offering Plate

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Luxury shoppers in the Millennial generation have been given a label by the retail industry: HENRY, meaning "High Earner, Not Rich Yet."

Martin Luther King, John Lewis, and the Hindsight Luxury of Thinking I'd Do the Right Thing

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

I hope I would have done the right thing. I hope I would have marched, and been arrested, and stood in solidarity, no matter what the personal cost. But the reality is that most white folks in Atlanta, even those who knew what was happening was wrong, did nothing.

Mariah Stewart

Congressional Black Caucus Supports Ferguson Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 01.20.2015 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Members of the Congressional Black Caucus visited Ferguson this weekend to attend a special church service honoring Dr. Martin Luther...

Will the Church Fail or Fulfill Martin Luther King Jr's Legacy?

Rev. Dr. Amy Butler | Posted 01.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Amy Butler

In a world that considers cathedrals of stone and even the pulpit where Dr. King spoke irrelevant, what is the future of the church? We must come out of our pulpits and into the streets, into the gaps of broken relationship and broken trust. We must do the hard and beautiful work of building the beloved community.

About All That Mainline Handwringing

Tony Jones | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion
Tony Jones

There's no doubt that religion in America is a fascinating topic of study, what with its cycles and its larger-than-life personalities. The time we're in right now is, as it has been, both the same and different.

LGBT Community: Evangelical Scholar Calls for Full Acceptance in the Church

Steve McSwain | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Few issues have been more divisive within the church of the 20th and 21st century than the "full acceptance of LGBT Christians in the Church."

The Pope, MLK and Moses

Avram Mlotek | Posted 01.13.2015 | Religion
Avram Mlotek

We will soon be entering our field as young and idealistic rabbis. The pope, MLK and Moses serve as some of our role models for this type of spiritual activism. In order for religion to be relevant to our time, it is upon us to leave the confines of the synagogue and enact the change we wish to see.

On Martin Luther King Day: Questions for Evangelicals

David Moore | Posted 01.07.2015 | Religion
David Moore

I have concluded that America's Evangelical church covers up America's structural racism, helps to hide it, and is thereby complicit in the abuse.

You Would Like Your Church to Be Trans-Welcoming: Now What?

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

You have talked it out with church leaders and maybe even the congregation, and you have decided that you would like your church to be more welcoming to transgender people.

Turkey Approves Construction Of First New Church In Nearly A Century

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.05.2015 | Religion

Turkey is getting a brand new church for the first time in nearly a century. The $1.5 million Virgin Mary Syriac church will be built in the Istanb...

Bishop Heather Cook, Sobriety, and the Question of Who Should be Clergy

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 01.02.2015 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

I believe that the church is sick when it makes people who need treatment hide out of fear for their professional lives.

Translating Tattoos: Lessons From the ER

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

It's easy to condemn what we don't understand or would never do ourselves. But maybe we should pause to consider the messages that tattoos are sending. In the process, we might love and understand our neighbors just a little better than before.

What Blogging on The Huffington Post (and God) Taught Me

Rumni Saha | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion
Rumni Saha

Recently I wrote a simple piece titled "Where Is the Faith?" that made it onto The Huffington Post. What ensued as a result of this rhetorical debate were discussions and experiences that led to a higher education that I had not bargained for. Here is what I learned.

Danny Cortez Is a Dangerous Man

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Darkness filled the sky and night was upon me. Throughout my drive to the airport, I thought about the death of my grandmother. I was hurting.

Are Christian Podcasts Replacing Church?

www.slate.com | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion

In 1921, Scientific American published a story titled “A New Era in Wireless,” reporting that radio was no longer just for experts and tinkerers, ...

Rough, Intimate, Tragic, Redemptive: Calvary and the Call to Ministry

Wayne Meisel | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

I knew why Bill wanted me to see this movie. He wanted me to see it because in the character he saw a figure living out the life that I have long sought to live. Now having seen the movie, I feel like I have a better chance of doing just that.

Don't Let Seoul's Mayor Buckle to Homophobia and Transphobia

Andy Marra | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Andy Marra

As mayor, Mr. Park halted the enactment of Seoul's Charter of Human Rights for the city's upcoming observance of Human Rights Day. Why? The Charter included a provision stating support for non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Two Florida Churches Merge With Hope Of Bridging A Racial Divide

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

Two Florida churches are soon expected to undergo a merger that pastors hope will help send a message on race relations throughout the state -- and be...

The ER: Holiday Sanctuary for the Broken

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

Where our patients sometimes live in darkness, squalor, danger and hunger, whether run-down trailer, homeless tent or government project, the emergency departments are different. They are places of bright lights and warmth, safety and relief; where beds are clean and food is available. And if nothing else, places where there are people who are interested and polite.

How To Ship An Entire Church Building From Rural Nova Scotia To Small Town Louisiana

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly | DAVID TERESHCHUK | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion

Pastor Jerel Keene of Louisiana Church in Abita Springs, Louisiana needed a permanent church building for his Southern Baptist congregation. The searc...

WATCH: Amazing Story of a Church's 2,000-Mile Journey

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.16.2015 | Media
David Tereshchuk

A really odd thing once happened to my journalism. And then, equally oddly or more so, it happened again.

Have a Little Faith

Phu Nguyen | Posted 01.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Phu Nguyen

What this world has become is something so undefinable and sometimes scary that I don't think anyone would make it without the belief in something bigger than themselves and people in general.

15 More Years: A Sermon on 2 Kings 20:1-7

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Rev. James Ellis, III

I wonder if you would work very differently than you do now if you knew that your end would come in just 15 years. I wonder if you would spend time with your loved ones, invest in others' lives, and carry yourself very differently than you do now. I wonder if you would slow down in some things and speed up or be more committed in other things. I wonder.