While men continue to set up obstacles to females called to pastoral ministry, women continue to persist in preaching the good news. The 2021 Nevertheless She Preached conference covered a lot of ground over three days.
Religious bias was the third largest hate crime bias in 2020, accounting for 13.4% of all hate crimes. Anti-Jewish bias accounted for a majority of all religious bias incidents last year.
Facial recognition technology is now commonplace – used not only by government agencies but also in many smartphones. We need to stop and reflect upon how we as human beings intend to use it.
A deep sense of darkness and sadness have swept over the nation following reports of civilians killed in a U.S. drone strike and border patrol agents on horseback chasing Haitian migrants. Is there still light to be found?
Jamie Nash is a Masters of Divinity student at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology. He is an Ernest C. Hynds Jr. intern with Good Faith Media for the fall 2021 semester.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Immigration policies under President Trump have largely continued under President Biden. People of faith must continue to speak against injustice no matter who is in the White House.
Downsizing to a smaller residence evoked reflection on the table-fellowship my family enjoyed. Our tables should model the hospitality, intimacy and inclusion of the future dream set forth in the Christian testament.
The number of white, born-again evangelicals increased between 2016 and 2020, as did the percentage who voted for Donald Trump. Both white and non-white respondents identifying as not born-again evangelicals declined during this period.
A woman concerned about her brother’s eternal fate spoke with me recently, concerned that he died without an explicit faith and outside the church. What does one say in response?
Most are at least vaguely familiar with the Essenes and their community at Qumran. A newly published article offers an intriguing explanation for conundrums associated with current understandings of Qumran.
Most nations see an increase in citizens “very concerned” about climate change impacts, a recent survey found. Only two nations saw a decrease.
Conversation delving into weighty matters like good and evil is an occupational hazard for clergy. Here’s the line of thought one such mealtime discussion yielded.
How did so much of American Christianity today get so far from Jesus? It began with the reframing of Christian faith from a calling to a formula.
The Biden administration announced a federal vaccine mandate applicable to more than 100 million people. Is this constitutional? Can it be enforced?
There is much to worry about in both our personal and collective lives – particularly during a global pandemic. It is an especially difficult time for clergy.
Many religious folks talk about preparing for the end of the world. They’re right, in part – the world as we’ve known it is ending. Will we change our ways and be part of creating a brighter future?