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The missing message in today’s churches

The hub of Christianity is not “do something for Jesus.” The hub of Christianity is “Jesus has done everything for you.” And my fear is that too many people, both inside and outside the church, have heard our “do more, try harder” sermons and pleas for intensified devotion and concluded that the focus of the Christian faith is the work that we do instead of the work God has done for us in the person of Jesus.

I’ll take my salvation without the snakes, please

RNS () — If there were such a thing as “spiritual hazard pay” for columnists, I would be filing a … Continued

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Francis, the peace pope

Francis’ anti-war rhetoric is quickly earning him a unique place in papal history.

Worshippers’ digital distraction may not be all bad

SALT LAKE CITY — Tyler Woolstenhulme might be loath to admit it, but sometimes he’s not paying attention in church. … Continued

Lutherans may discuss disputes over joint worship

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Synod Lutherans from around the country will spend the next several days here for a national … Continued

Religion is in trouble. The word, that is.

Religion is in trouble in the United States. The word, that is. Sociologists say that we are increasingly divided over … Continued

Lutherans re-elect Matthew Harrison despite Newtown “debacle”

Members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod re-elected the Rev. Matthew Harrison as their president in a landslide, despite the so-called … Continued

Catholic rocker Matt Maher finds cross-over appeal among evangelicals

Growing up Roman Catholic in Newfoundland, Matt Maher never imagined that his childhood interest in music would lead to a … Continued

Judge: Atheist group takes separation of church and state too far on ‘Ground Zero Cross’

On March 28, a group of atheists in New York lost round one in their legal battle to keep the … Continued

A prayer for the progression of Mormon women

According to a Salt Lake Tribune article, in April a woman will offer a prayer in a regular session of … Continued