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'Extreme Couponing': Minister Preaches About Coupons

Posted 08.11.2012 | TV

"The Lord has given all of us all the resources we need to coupon," an Alabama minister said to her flock on "Extreme Couponing" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on ...

Campus Preacher Uses "Lesbian" Line to Lure Converts

Uloop | Posted 07.08.2012 | College
Uloop

Religion should be about a sense of wonder in the universe. Instilling that sense of amazement and beauty in our world is far more important than looking down on other people for being different.

Does God Prefer Longevity Over Quality Of Life?

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

For Christians, this is one of the most important weeks of our liturgical calendar. This is the week that we should be contemplating what we never want to contemplate: death.

The Savior Santorum: The Rise of White Male Religious Elitism

Aaron Anson | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Aaron Anson

Who are these religious elitists with the audacity to question the faith of others, based on their indoctrinated theology? These supposed leaders are waging battles outside the church they've not yet won inside the church.

BlackVoices Preach!: Ubuntu And Our Faith

Posted 04.06.2012 | Black Voices

This Sunday, we join Rev. William E. Flippin in learning about the African principle, Ubuntu. "The philosophy of Ubuntu derives from a Nguni word, ub...

BlackVoices Preach!: Why Does God Let Children Get Hurt?

Posted 12.12.2011 | Black Voices

Why does God allow children to get hurt and brutally killed? Alisha Gordon shares her pain and horror at the recent discovery of the body of Jorelys...

When Preachers Become False Prophets

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Pastors should indeed celebrate the beauty, joy and miraculous mystery of life, but to focus on this while not tempering this with an acknowledgment of struggle, doubt and, yes, suffering, is to offer false prophecy.

Finding Our Inner Zombie

Carol Smaldino | Posted 12.21.2011 | Parents
Carol Smaldino

There is nothing funny about bullying, nothing funny about child suicide. And yet it's not merely humor but pretty full recognition of our less than friendly impulses, that can save us from the pent up kind.

Killing the Church by Denigrating the Immediacy of God

Eliot Daley | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Eliot Daley

We are smothering God. And our church. We're engaged in an unholy combination of implicit theocide and communal suicide.

The Addiction Of The Crowds

Brady Boyd | Posted 11.20.2011 | Religion
Brady Boyd

When this stress reaches a tipping point, pastors, like everyone else, want relief. There is a medication that most pastors are addicted to without even knowing: adoring crowds.

On 9/11, Preachers Struggle To Find The Right Words

Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Standing in the pulpit on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, what do you say? For clergy called upon...

The Problem With Preaching

Rev. Mary M. Brown | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Mary M. Brown

For a sermon to be a public discourse, it takes a pastor and a congregation. In a community of faith, trust and openness, the conversation will develop organically between pastor and people.

Health Promotion: Practice What You Preach

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

In our still-capitalistic-last-time-I-checked society, is it, in fact, a "conflict" to become personally and financially involved in the very things we are telling people they should become personally and financially involved in?

I Have Seen The Future Of Preaching, And It's A Beautiful Thing

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Over these three days I sensed the Spirit of God at work powerfully in these young lives. You will be hearing from many of them in the years ahead.

This Isn't About Wallis vs. Beck -- It's About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

While I have agreed that the cause of social justice has sometimes been politicized for ideological purposes by both Left and Right, I continue to defend the term itself as biblical.

A Pastoral Strategy for an Economic Crisis

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

What is a Christian response to a deepening economic crisis like this? What should people of faith be thinking, saying, and doing?