By: Clare McBeath We all know the Exodus story, in which Israelites wandered through foreign lands for 40 years en route to the Promised Land. Do we recognize the modern-day exodus story unfolding in Europe?
By: Brent McDougal Five police officers are dead, killed by a sniper while protecting a peaceful protest in Dallas. How did we get here? Could Rwanda hold some answers for us? And how will churches make a difference?
By: Ryan Jespersen With the political season approaching a fevered pitch, social media sites are a minefield of political arguments. Here are 4 ways you can exemplify a Christlike response amid the chaos.
By: Kathryn Freeman We live in a culture that degrades and devalues women. If we are to follow Christ's example, we should lead the charge against destructive messages about the value and worth of women.
By: Martin Brooks Why are these "foreigners" moving here? It's a sentiment shared by many, even Christians, as immigrants settle into their cities. But God determines where people move and live and does so with purpose.
By: Michael Helms Your family roots have a deep influence on you. On your life's journey, you must recognize the parts of your family system that still exist around you and within you - and ask yourself what needs to change.
By: Barry Howard Memorial Day is not just another "day off" but a day to remember those who have lost their lives in the military service of our country. Rather than a time to celebrate, the day offers us a chance to reflect.
By: Colin Harris An alliance of religious influence and political power around the unholy trinity of power, prestige and privilege that appealed to the victims it was exploiting. That was life in Jeremiah's time. Sound familiar?
By: Philip Jenkins As an integral part of Western rhetoric, crusades indicated a noble or righteous struggle inspired by higher motives. The word is now actively toxic, suggesting religious fanaticism and Islamophobia.
By: Colin Sedgwick Is there a specifically Christian view of laughter? The Bible has very little to say about it, but some leaders from Christian history have some intriguing observations. So lighten up and enjoy.
By: Martin Marty (The Martin Marty Center: Sightings) Even as media outlets scale back their coverage of religion news, we need astute professionals who can provide fresh appraisal of religious topics in a conscientious and informed manner.
By: Simon Jones God often works where he's not invited or welcomed - except by those who have no other prayer but that he'll come to their aid in their distress. Just ask those, many of them Christians, in the refugee camp in France.