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United Methodist Failures with Young People

August 7, 2014

An important review of how much of United Methodism’s youth and young-adult ministry is failing.

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Millions are Suffering and Sojourners Doesn’t Care

November 8, 2013

Edie Sundby has cancer. She has the kind of cancer where the five year survival rate is only 2%.  She’s among those 2%.  Her health insurance company has spent over a million dollars to…

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Speakers Warn Against “Entrenched” Positions of “Conservative White Men” at Evangelical Conference

July 17, 2013

Evangelicals for Social Action (ESA) gathered July 12 – 14 to celebrate the retirement of their founder and president, Dr. Ron Sider, the installation of two new co-presidents, and the organization’s 40 year anniversary at Eastern University near Philadelphia, PA.

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Update on the Sovereign Grace Ministries Lawsuit

July 10, 2013

Since my last report on the Sovereign Grace Ministries lawsuit in May, more developments have unfolded in this horrific ordeal. For an in-depth overview of the situation, see my last article on the topic….


The Ethics of Surrogacy

June 8, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) Surrogacy is not an issue that comes to the average Christian’s mind when discussing the dignity and sanctity of human life. But Russell Moore, the new president of the Ethics and…


Breadwinner Moms: It’s Complicated

June 5, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) The Pew Research Center released a study last week on “Breadwinner Moms,” which found 40% of American households with children under 18 “include mothers who are either the sole or primary…


Assemblies of God General Superintendent Defends Biblical Teaching on Sexuality

May 31, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) In recent weeks, Dr. George Wood, the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God (AG) has  publicly and articulately defended the traditional biblical teaching on marriage and homosexual practice against distortions…


New York City Council Upholds Religious Freedom

May 29, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) New York City’s approximately 40 congregations worshiping in public schools are one step closer to securing that contested freedom. The NYC Council voted last week to approve a resolution to permit…


Fathers, Mothers, and “Radical” Christianity

May 24, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) In a piece responding to the controversy over the “New Radicals,” titled “Suburbia Needs Jesus, Too,” Andrea Palpant Dilley offers a mother’s perspective, pointing out that fixation on big, dramatic acts…


Jay Bakker’s Rainbow Bread “Communion”

May 15, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) This week Minnesota became the twelfth state in the United States to redefine marriage. Jay Bakker, son of the televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, marked the occasion by offering “rainbow…


A ‘Thank You’ to My Mom on Mother’s Day

May 11, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) We commonly hear complaints about the commercialization of Mother’s Day, with cynical accusations (which perhaps bear some truth) that the day has been co-opted by Hallmark to make a buck off…


Sex Education for a Brave New World

May 8, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) The English speaking world now has a “Truly Inclusive Way to Answer the Question ‘Where Do Babies Come From?’” Noah Berlatsky writes on The Atlantic of a new children’s book authored…