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Methodist Pastor Frank Schaefer Makes Final Appeal To Hold Onto Ordination

Reuters | BIANCA PHILLIPS | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - A U.S. pastor who was defrocked after officiating at his son's same-sex wedding ceremony, and later reinstated, made an appeal to hang ont...

A California Megachurch Pastor Is Raising Funds For The Homeless By Living On The Streets

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion

A California megachurch pastor is putting his faith to work by getting to know the often-forgotten members of his city. The Rev. Rick Cole, of Cap...

This Minister's Son Preached The Prosperity Gospel While Reportedly Running a Megachurch Ponzi Scheme

Vice | Grace Wyler | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion

From the fake revelations of revivalist preacher Peter Popoff, to the 80s excess and false lashes of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, to Greater Ministries ...

Poorer States Have Best Paid Megachurch Pastors

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds. That’s one of the conclusions on chu...

Single Mother Clergy Affirm The Importance Of Family

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 08.03.2014 | Religion

(RNS) When Philadelphia’s St. Paul Baptist Church hired the Rev. Leslie Callahan as its first female pastor, in 2009, she was nearing her 40th birth...

Not Interfaith Marriage, Two-Faith Marriage

Abraham Gutman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Abraham Gutman

Many American Jewish leaders fear that interfaith relationships will be the downfall of the Jewish community. But from the perspective of a Jewish guy that fell in love with a Christian girl, my marriage is not the problem. The Jewish community is.

Al Mohler Is Right About One Thing When He Says, 'No Third Way!'

Ken Wilson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Ken Wilson

People who are gay come to churches as indivisible beings. Like the seamless garment of Jesus, they cannot be split into parts that can be included and other parts that can be excluded.

David Lohr

Sex-Offender Pastor Arrested On Statutory Rape Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

A convicted sex offender holding a pastoral position at a Kentucky church has been arrested on charges involving a teenage member of his congregation....

How to Be a Pentecost Church: Five Pointers for Congregations

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

When the young families arrive with their kids, let them teach you about what will keep their kids engaged.

An Appeal to Evangelical Pastors Conflicted by the Gay Controversy

Ken Wilson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion
Ken Wilson

Some of you believe that the traditional consensus of the church regarding homosexuality is essentially correct. We must fight to defend it, come what may. Others are not so sure. This appeal is for the "not so sure."

Getting Through It: A New Church Service for Recovery

Lindsay Henry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Lindsay Henry

To get through, you decide -- maybe after you get past some stubbornness -- you want help. Maybe, despite your initial beliefs, you really can't do this alone. Coupled with courts and classes, and the therapies, maybe someone suggests you "go to church."

Former Pastor Joshua Tongol on Hell, Satan and Homosexuality

Jeff Rivera | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion
Jeff Rivera

"Look at me, growing up as a Christian who claimed to supposedly have the truth, look how much I've had to unlearn even within my own tradition. I just needed to take a step back and realize I'm not as smart as I thought I was."

What 40-Year-Old Me Would Say to 25-Year-Old Me

The Unappreciated Pastor | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion
The Unappreciated Pastor

I was 25 when I became a senior pastor. That was 15 years ago. Time has gone by so quickly. I have been reminiscing about life in the ministry. In looking back I have come to the conclusion that it would have been great if there were a mentor in my life to prepare me for ministry.

A Pastor And Imam Once Tried To Kill Each Other -- Here's What Happened Next

GlobalPost | Charles M. Sennott | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion

In the Nigerian town of Kaduna, two religious men were out to kill each other. And they almost did....

Hackchurching: A New Approach to the Christian Lifestyle

Cynthia Jeub | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion
Cynthia Jeub

Once I began just being a Christian instead of thinking about church, I could bring church anywhere at any time. I found a much stronger community because I could both mentor and be mentored at the same time, and my friendships kept me accountable. I began hackchurching.

A Year Without God: A Former Pastor's Journey Into Atheism

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

For the next 12 months I will live as if there is no God. I will not pray, read the Bible for inspiration, refer to God as the cause of things or hope that God might intervene and change my own or someone else's circumstances. I will visit atheist gatherings and try it on.

What's in a Name? A Lot, If You're Seeking Office in Phoenix

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 10.30.2013 | Latino Voices
Christina M. Martínez

William Shakespeare said it best, "What's in a name?" Well, if you live in the city of Phoenix and are paying attention to the upcoming city council e...

Four Reasons Why You Are Probably Not Going to Hell

Brett Gallaher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

This may come as a shock, but despite what your ex says about you, you're probably not going to Hell. Relieved? Good! But I hate to break it to you that your ex isn't going to Hell either.

Hello, My Name Is Church

The Unappreciated Pastor | Posted 12.20.2013 | Religion
The Unappreciated Pastor

Hello my name is church, I'm sure you've heard a lot about me. I have no shortage of critics. Perhaps you have heard that I am... boring, shallow, cheap, a waste of time...

A Big Mistake Ministry Teams Make

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Is my team sufficiently challenged? If they are, then their gifts and capacities are being stretched and utilized. If they are not, the team is, at least in some ways, probably languishing.

Christian Masculinity, The WWF And Unbelonging

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 07.11.2013 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

"Imagine 10,000 men, fathers, sons, brothers and Christ-followers, coming together to worship God and learn more about the life of true adventure He intends for us as men." That's an actual description of one such event. If you're like me, you're very, very nervous to read any further.

Is God A Minimalist?

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion
Rev. James Ellis, III

Contrary to popular belief, quality is not quantity's illegitimate child. Is it not better to have a congregation of 300 committed Christians than a stadium-sized assembly of 30,000 churchgoers who are there to be served rather than to serve?

National Day Of Prayer, But Where Is God?

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

After investing all of this time and energy searching for an answer to whether or not God exists, here's my conclusion: I don't know.

Rev. Phil Snider Talks Viral Gay Rights Speech and Reading the Bible With Love

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Shira Lazar

In this exclusive What's Trending interview, Springfield, Mo., preacher Phil Snider speaks out about the story behind his City Council gay rights speech that went viral for its shocking twist ending.

Anna Almendrala

Rob Bell Is Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.26.2012 | Religion

After its release in 2011, Rob Bell's book "Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, And The Fate Of Every Person Who Ever Lived" made huge waves in the ...