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The simple faith of gathering together and giving thanks

By Jacob Lupfer — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — These hymns ring loud in my consciousness long after the other trappings of devotion have fallen away.
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Pilgrims, not patriots

By Tracy McKenzie — November 22, 2022
(RNS) — The Pilgrims thought of themselves as temporary travelers in a world that was not their home — much less a nation. 

Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King. Here’s why it still matters.

By Jacob Lupfer — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — Christ the King offers both a hopeful and a sobering reminder to Christians, whose loyalty to Jesus becomes subordinated to political ideology.

RNS holiday gift guide 2022: Ideas for the kids, adults and Pastafarians on your list

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — Because not everybody celebrates a religious holiday in December, but everybody loves presents.

Texas megachurch White’s Chapel departs UMC to anchor new Methodist ‘college’

By BeLynn Hollers and Emily McFarlan Miller — November 18, 2022
SOUTHLAKE, Texas (RNS) — 'We want to work together, and we want to be a healing agent between all of Methodism,' said the Rev. John McKellar, co-pastor of White’s Chapel. 

The Twitter exodus: As a Christian minister, I can no longer stay

By Chuck Currie — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — As long as Musk is in charge without restraints or oversight, I'll be away. 

How Chappelle’s antisemitic ‘SNL’ bit betrays Black liberation

By Andre Henry — November 17, 2022
(RNS) — The comedian never misses an opportunity to minimize the abuse of oppressed people not his own. 

The Respect for Marriage Act protects my family — and my faith

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — November 16, 2022
(RNS) — We support equality not in spite of our religious beliefs, but because of them.

MacKenzie Scott gives $15 million to Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

By Jack Jenkins — November 14, 2022
It's the single largest donation in the organization's 83-year history.

Abortion rights scored the biggest midterm victory

By Yonat Shimron and Jack Jenkins — November 9, 2022
(RNS) — Not only did voters support abortion rights ballot measures, they probably also helped Democrats stave off a red wave.

United Methodist Church announces date, location for thrice-postponed General Conference

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 7, 2022
(RNS) — The next General Conference will be held April 23 to May 3, 2024, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Birmingham ministries host LGBTQ-affirming student fair amid Samford pushback

By Kathryn Post — November 4, 2022
(RNS) — The event takes place months after Samford University disinvited LGBTQ-affirming ministries from its annual ministry fair.

How we might celebrate the legacy of flawed leaders

By R. William Franklin and Craig Townsend — October 28, 2022
(RNS) — Is there a middle ground between valorizing our founders and canceling them?
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