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Denzel Washington receives an honorary degree at the Dillard Commencement featuring Denzel Washington at Dillard University. Saturday, May 9, 2015. Photo by Josh Brasted, courtesy of The Times-Picayune.

Denzel Washington’s latest role: Dillard keynote speaker

Acclaimed actor Denzel Washington, who received an honorary doctorate from Dillard University, gave advice that graduates of all ages can embrace. “Put God first.” Read More

Robin Williams: After the laughter, the waves of dread

Eric Folkerth says comedians are like Biblical prophets because it is their own pain that gives them such a keen compassion. Read More

Find yourself a Maya

Glennon Melton, remembering poet Maya Angelou and her relationship with television host Oprah Winfrey, says, “Every woman needs an older, wiser friend.” Read More

The church, Jimmy Fallon and joy

Ben Gosden says United Methodists could learn a lot from the current host of “The Tonight Show” -- especially about how we disagree. Read More

Darian Duckworth

The gospel according to “Downton Abbey”

This Easter season, pastor Darian Duckworth examines the difference in being led by tradition and being led by the God who works through tradition. Read More

The Rev. Sherry Cothran Woolsey performs onstage at a reunion of her rock band, The Evinrudes, playing songs from the '90s and new works about women in the Bible. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

The right rockin’ Rev. Sherry Cothran

For Women's History Month, this pastor's gone from rock music to ministry, and found role models in the Bible. "I'm intrigued by women in the Old Testament." Read More

Pastors write ‘Hunger Games’ Bible study

Though no religious theme is intended, popular book series includes many Christian parallels. Read More

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