By: Juan Aragon The practices of hospitality and loving strangers are essential to our identity as Jesus' followers. How can we put those disciplines into practice with the immigrants among us? Here are four ways.
By: Barry Howard As you celebrate the unrivaled freedom we enjoy in the U.S., celebrate your religious liberty by exercising your freedom to worship. And respect the freedom of others to choose when or if they worship.
By: Thomas Kidd Even if it's only late-arriving symbolism, the Confederate flag's removal from South Carolina's statehouse is the right thing to do. However, its removal does nothing to address massive ethnic inequalities.
By: Larry Coleman The toxic racism that's torn at our nation has its roots in prejudice, a more subtle part of our worldview. To eradicate racism, we must first deal with the prejudices learned in our own homes.
By: Terrell Carter Instead of exhibiting the traits of grace and love within our own lives, Christians are increasingly forcing their system of belief on people that don't see the benefits of participating in that system. Can we change?
By: Molly T. Marshall We cannot claim to be persons of faith if there is not concern about the impact of our patterns of living upon future generations and the kind of ecological home they will inherit. The pope helps us see that.
By: Bill Wilson The two groups meeting separately at the hotel couldn't have been more different. Sure, the bodybuilders didn't look anything like the Baptists, but in one key way they're both very much alike.
By: William Brackney Christians need to respond to the ecological crises now and with good reason. And the pope's encyclical on creation should embolden every Christian denomination to study the issues and voice their concerns.
By: Dennis Bickers Some congregations spend too much time looking for persons with degrees and formal education. The next pastor or staff member of your small church may be already sitting in your pews.
By: Timothy Gilbert The pope's encyclical on the environment is a wakeup call to Christian and theological education to address pressing issues that will not wait and which have dire consequences for millions of people and creatures.
By: Michael Helms As more and more news about racial tension tears apart our country, more of us need to model the spirit of Larry, an older African-American, who no longer sees "people as black or white anymore."