(RNS) — My 20 years of confronting and addressing sexual abuse within churches and other faith organizations has convinced me that abuse within the church will only end when professing Christians stop distorting Jesus for the purposes of excusing abusive behavior and silencing the abused.
Books and films on heaven and near-death experiences came under scrutiny in 2015. Theologian Scot McKnight says that the topic has become muddled with myths and extra-biblical notions.
Bestselling author Anne Lamott incited public outrage by making offensive comments about Caitlyn Jenner. Jonathan Merritt asks, "Can we not offer each other a little grace in such a moment?"
Never shying away from controversy, Tullian Tchividjian is picking another fight--this time, with New Years resolutions. He says the practice of setting them can be spiritually damaging.
The popular author shares valuable lessons she learned from years of wrestling with marital difficulties, financial pressure, and a brutal battle with infertility.
The contents of the bestselling author's next book have been kept under wraps, but she says half of it is about forgiveness and some of it may make "fundamentalists apoplectic."
Pastor Mark Driscoll says he's sorry for inappropriate comments made under a pseudonym in 2000. Here's why Christians should accept his apology.
"New York Times" bestselling author Preston Sprinkle says bad things are not God's judgment on people and grace is "not just a New Testament thing."
70% of James Emery White's church's growth comes from previously unchurched people. He shares why other churches aren't convincing or capturing non-believers.
The former Willow Creek Community Church pastor shares the leadership lessons she's learned.
Billy Graham's grandson says Christians need to get "drunk on grace."
Is the God who created us better than the God we've created?
Does God get angry with us when we mess up and does it matter?
The influential speaker and author urges the faithful to begin searching for God in uncommon places.
Multi-platinum selling songwriter Christa Black has become a powerful spiritual spokesperson. Here she talks about addictions, eating disorders, and the redemption she found through faith.